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Posted in thread: Has anyone ever used empty Martinelli bottles for bottling? on 09-09-2013 at 09:37 PM
When you corked them, did you use the standard #9 corks and a regular floor corker?Got the
corks and floorcorker from my LHBS don't know what cork size but they were the only corks they
had. No proble...
Posted in thread: Has anyone ever used empty Martinelli bottles for bottling? on 09-06-2013 at 05:26 PM
Used them to bottle my wine, worked great. I used corks, never tried to cap them.
Posted in thread: Making grape wine on 08-17-2013 at 11:20 PM
Just tested the acidity of the must and got ~13.08 g/L. Yikes! Way high, I have some potassium
carbonate but apparently that should only be used to reduce acidity by 2-3 g/L seeing as my
target range ...
Posted in thread: Making grape wine on 08-17-2013 at 09:21 PM
I have heard that malo-lactic cultures can be pitched at the same time as yeast or after the
yeast fermentation completes, however, I talked to a guy from my local wine making club who
suggested that ...
Posted in thread: Making grape wine on 08-17-2013 at 09:00 PM
Thanks for the advice, unfortunately I harvested a bit early and the grapes definitely have a
tartness to them. I like pictures so I decided to catalog the process for those of you
Posted in thread: Making grape wine on 08-13-2013 at 05:31 PM
My neighbor has a grape vine which produced more fruit than she could use so she let me harvest
all the grapes which I plant to make into wine. I have made plum wine before based on a recipe
I found o...
Posted in thread: IPA hopping question on 01-11-2010 at 03:39 AM
I think you can't make a beer without a recipe. It doesn't sound like you have much to go on.
Why don't you pick an IPA from the recipe database or from a source online, there are hundreds
of recipes ...
Posted in thread: St Fuad's Irish Red on 01-10-2010 at 09:41 PM
I just brewed this a few days ago, brewing went very smoothly because I measured out all the
mash and sparge water ahead of time and cleaned and set up the equipment the night before. A
Posted in thread: How does my recipe look? on 01-09-2010 at 12:57 AM
So what do you suggest? I only have 8 bottles I could uncork them, pour them back into a carboy
and add some honey and re bottle later or just let them sit in my basement and mellow out.
Posted in thread: How does my recipe look? on 01-08-2010 at 09:52 PM
Well, I just bottled yesterday and after 7 months it was a spectacular failure. All the honey
fermented out leaving a thin, dry mead comparable to "watery tequila." There was a nice
honey/spice aroma ...