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  • Posted in thread: Degassing wine on 01-27-2010 at 08:42 PM
    buy a cheap bottle of like wine and add to your carboy. Or you could buy glass marbles clean
    sanitize and add them to the carboy to create displacement.

  • Posted in thread: 1 gallon apfelwein recipe? on 01-26-2010 at 04:25 PM
    -1 on the brown sugar, unless you don't care if it isn't clear. I used 1.3 lbs in a 5 gallon
    batch and mine is still very hazy after 3 months. I do not think it will every clear. Brown
    sugar is good, ...

  • Posted in thread: If you can't have a temp controlled wine cellar on 01-26-2010 at 04:21 PM
    Two thumbs up to the frozen coke bottles!! That would be the way to go!!

  • Posted in thread: Man, I love Apfelwein on 01-25-2010 at 04:33 PM
    Well the Apfelwein was a big hit at my dad's birthday party. I brought a gallon jug, that was
    about 3 months old. I had backsweetend it with half a can of applejuice concentrate. I had
    people telling ...

  • Posted in thread: desprate help needed, driving off CO? on 01-21-2010 at 07:46 PM
    wine saver will also help. It is a small pump that removes oxygen from your wine bottles, you
    can hook it up to a bung and airlock. Create negative preasure in the carboy and see if CO2
    rises. Watch...

  • Posted in thread: how do you store your barrels? on 01-12-2010 at 10:30 PM
    k-meta = Potassium Metabisulfite acid

  • Posted in thread: Lambrusco on 12-28-2009 at 04:46 PM
    it doesn't bring up the kits, go to www.finevinewines.com then click on line catalog and do a
    search for Lambrusco, they have 4 different kits.GL

  • Posted in thread: Next cider recipe suggestions... on 12-17-2009 at 06:33 PM
    From my understanding of other people Wyeast 3068 imparts a nice fruity flavor. I have a
    cran-apple brewing right now with it. Won't know how good it actually works out for awhile
    though. Also try som...

  • Posted in thread: hard lemonade kit (basically a flavored wine kit) questions on 12-16-2009 at 10:55 PM
    Real quick from my understanding of invert sugar, it is nothing more than 2/1 sugar water. Heat
    1 cup water/ add 2 cups sugar and stir till dissolved. You now have invert sugar. ~enjoy....

  • Posted in thread: Graff (Malty, slightly hopped cider) on 12-15-2009 at 03:59 PM
    I have never strained my hops out. I have a hop bag contraption, but I don't ever use it. By
    the time you transfer the wort out of the primary, all of the junk will have sunk to the bottom
    and be in t...

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