Last Activity:03-16-2009 7:47 AM
Posted in thread: Infected DJ on 02-17-2009 at 10:14 AM
you didn't toss that (possibly -the best EVER) vinegar away did you?! As best I could tell it
was a LONG time since that DJ last had a lid on it, so that vinegar was probably flavored with
more than i...
Posted in thread: Aging Wine on 02-17-2009 at 12:49 AM
The time frames were examples, but if I understand the above 2 responses properly, the bulk of
your aging is better done in a DJ (due to head space) but then it needs a while in a bottle to
get over t...
Posted in thread: Infected DJ on 02-16-2009 at 08:07 PM
I've just been given a half dozen old glass DJs, on of which contained the gloopy natural
reduction of 15 year old wine - looks like oil, smells like vinegar.Someone told me that once a
DJ had got an ...
Posted in thread: Aging Wine on 02-16-2009 at 08:03 PM
Is there a differnce (once the wine is clear) between Aging for 3 months in the DJ, and 3 in
the bottle vsAging 6 months in the DJ, then bottle and drink ?
Posted in thread: Free bottles and Lable removal... on 02-10-2009 at 05:29 PM
I have used lighter fluid a few times for tough labels... Worked great but watch the fumes
Funnily enough, when I asked my dad if he had any idea's, he offerd me a can of petrol (gas) -
that when I de...
Posted in thread: Yeast Quantities on 02-10-2009 at 05:26 PM
Generally, one package of yeast (the 5 gram size) is good for 1-6 gallons of wine.Okay, so if I
were making 5 X 1 gallon demijohns, could I split the pack between them?Once you open the
package, and e...
Posted in thread: Yeast Quantities on 02-09-2009 at 04:38 PM
I've been thinking - given that the yeast basically "breeds" in your Wine, does it really
matter how much yeast you start with? as far as I can gather the only difference it could make
is a small diff...
Posted in thread: Wine in Beer bottles. on 02-06-2009 at 10:52 AM
Bottle caps seal well and work just fine. The only problem is how other may perceive your
wine.Screw 'em - If they don't like the bottles the free booze comes in, they don't have to
have any :)Serious...
Posted in thread: Wine in Beer bottles. on 02-04-2009 at 10:58 PM
Looks like crow caps are definitely okayFrom JancisRobinson.com, for people who love good
wineThe crown cap is used for the first stage of sparkling wine maturation, and has been shown
to keep any win...
Posted in thread: Free bottles and Lable removal... on 02-04-2009 at 10:51 PM
In the end I found that after 3 days in the OxiClean, they could ALL be scrubbed clean with hot
water, a squirt of kitchen cleaner and the rough side of a sponge.Thanks to all who offered