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Posted in thread: Sweet, Semi-Sweet, Dry FG? on 08-04-2013 at 02:51 PM
Making blackberry for a farmer that likes it sweet after stabilizing I take it to 1.020 as it
will come up a about 2 points in the bottle. Of course this year we have had so much rain that
Posted in thread: Oaking a Barolo on 07-20-2013 at 12:54 PM
Thinking new oak barrel no more than two mo then rack back out..oak chips maybe one mo...
Posted in thread: Does fresh fruit wines have gas on 07-19-2013 at 12:18 AM
I do about 80 gal of Blackberry wine each year and do not degas I just let it sit and rack it
several times and bottle in spring after I stabilize it...
Posted in thread: Acid% on 07-17-2013 at 12:31 PM
I use tap water but have a super good house filter. If you have a lot of chorine in your water
let it sit for 24 hours and it will evaporate.
Posted in thread: Acid% on 07-15-2013 at 12:36 PM
The reason I asked about when to add acid blend is that I mix my blackberry wine with other red
wines so was wondering if I could add it after fermentation..
Posted in thread: Acid% on 07-14-2013 at 12:51 PM
I got the kit, but find it hard to read...so going to spring for the PH Meter. Questions is can
you add the acid blend anytime or do you do it when you pitch the yeast?
Posted in thread: New Oak Barrel on 07-09-2013 at 10:11 PM
What I have read said to fill it with 20% hot water standing on its end then soak for 20 min
and turn over on the other end then soak in cold water for 24 hours. If no leaks ready for wine
if leaking ...
Posted in thread: Has anyone sold or bought wine from here on 07-09-2013 at 12:24 PM
Posted in thread: Can i add water now to blackberry wine? on 07-08-2013 at 07:41 PM
I sulfite the crushed berries let it sit over night then add hot water let it sit until room
temp or add some ice then the yeast...stir for 4 or 5 days then press and add nutients and
Posted in thread: New Oak Barrel on 07-08-2013 at 12:25 PM
The barrel is American Oak and yes was toasted. Paid 135.00 for it for 10 gals. The French Oak
Barrels 5 gal go for 299.00. What I have read in this is once you put wine in the barrel keep
wine in it....