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Posted in thread: Wine is too astringent on 11-24-2016 at 11:00 PM
Hi, just to let you know I'm still working on this problem. I made a batch recently that was
quite good. I degassed it a lot and there was oak in it. Unfortunately, this batch wasn't for
me so I can't...
Posted in thread: Wine is too astringent on 06-12-2016 at 02:14 AM
@Mismost: ok, so one thing I can try is just to wait. This is quite easy to test, I'll just
need to wait and taste my wine after overtime and see if it improves.@gregbathurst: another
thing to try is ...
Posted in thread: Wine is too astringent on 06-10-2016 at 09:51 PM
Interesting but this is just regular red wine. There has to be an easy trick to do it faster
than just waiting 6 months!
Posted in thread: Wine is too astringent on 06-10-2016 at 08:43 PM
Are you giving it some time to mellow out? Some hot alcohol flavors fade with time and leave a
delicious wine.Mellow out in the bottle with the caps? Yes, some for months, taste doesn't
change much.I ...
Posted in thread: Wine is too astringent on 06-10-2016 at 04:45 PM
This is something I've already tried, leaving the oak chips out of it. I've stopped putting
them a few months ago. It do helps but just a bit. I'd like it to be even less
astringent.Sweetening could b...
Posted in thread: Wine is too astringent on 06-10-2016 at 12:06 AM
Hi,Been making homemade wine with a regular starter kit for quite some years: an ok wine but
recently I've tasted another wine from the market and it doesn't make me grin like the wine I
Posted in thread: Make wine in bucket without glass carboy? on 11-11-2009 at 11:12 PM
Hi, been doing wine for a few years now, never had problem, but now my glass carboy that I use
for secondary fermentation starts to have little crack in it and I find them extremely
difficult to clean...
Posted in thread: What is your OG and FG with a Coopers kit ? on 11-13-2007 at 05:00 PM
Hi, just what is your OG and FG with a Coopers kit? I tried about 8 of these kits and they all
give me the same readings so I was wondering if it's normal and if anyone else achieve a higher
Posted in thread: What does additional malt with a kit do exactly? on 10-24-2007 at 10:53 PM
Hi, I've been brewing with Cooper's kit with some additional malt, either in powder or liquid
syrup, and I've been wondering what does the additional malt that I add (which does not come
with the Coop...
Posted in thread: Glass swing-top bottles or plastic PET bottles? on 08-23-2007 at 09:01 PM
Thanks all for your answers, I think that settle the question, swing-top all the way!Actually,
I will bottle something like 16 1L swing-top, 2 1L PET plastic and 6 500ml swing-top, in case I
want to d...