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Posted in thread: Kmeta+sorbate... how long should I wait before I can backsweeten? on 01-23-2013 at 01:57 AM
So I should be safe adding sugar now? Great to hear it :)
Posted in thread: Kmeta+sorbate... how long should I wait before I can backsweeten? on 01-23-2013 at 01:37 AM
Title basically says it. I just made the first batch I've ever wanted to backsweeten. Added
Kmeta and potassium sorbate. How long should I wait before backsweetening?Thanks!(I found a
post here that s...
Posted in thread: Warm hard cider? Yes or no. on 11-16-2012 at 04:44 AM
Depending on how much you warm them you risk evaporating off the alcohols. Other than that I
see no issues.Is there a 'preferred' method for heating alcoholic beverages? I want to minimize
Posted in thread: Didn't mix bentonite well enough... on 10-15-2012 at 10:24 PM
Posted in thread: Didn't mix bentonite well enough... on 10-15-2012 at 08:45 PM
Best as I could tell, it was fully dissolved. I used HOT water this time (probably 150+). It
was a consistent "stormcloud" grey without any lumps I could see. It still behaved this way.
Posted in thread: Didn't mix bentonite well enough... on 10-15-2012 at 08:34 PM
A couple of things:1. Dissolve your bentonite in 1/2 cup of warm water.2. I think you are using
too much. My package calls for two tsp for 5 gallons of wine.My package calls for the same
(2tsp in 1/2 ...
Posted in thread: Didn't mix bentonite well enough... on 10-15-2012 at 07:02 PM
A few teaspoons, but it's not stacked densely on the bottom. Think of stacking a bunch of round
things and how there'd be a lot of air in the gaps (except in this case, wine). My containers
at the mom...
Posted in thread: Didn't mix bentonite well enough... on 10-15-2012 at 06:35 PM
I skip the bentonite in kit wines and do not add it to fresh grapes either. If I were in your
circumstance I would not try to remove or re-apply the finning agent just let the wine go it
will clear on...
Posted in thread: Didn't mix bentonite well enough... on 10-13-2012 at 05:57 AM
I just added bentonite to my batch, and evidently I didn't mix it well enough, because there
are a number of clumps of gray clay at the bottom of my wine now.What would you recommend I do?
I could pas...
Posted in thread: Specific Gravity Rising on 10-02-2012 at 07:13 PM
I'm a newbie myself, but is it possible the original gravity reading didn't factor in
temperature, and thus was higher than measured?
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