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Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-21-2013, 11:27 AM
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Posted By jlh42581
im gonna suggest you put this carboy in the dark...

im gonna suggest you put this carboy in the dark for three months before you decide what to do
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-21-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By jlh42581
color doesnt look horrible, it just hasnt had...

color doesnt look horrible, it just hasnt had time to clear. the fact it tastes very little like peach doesnt concern me either. have you ever done a cider? it starts out almost so thick you could...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-19-2013, 07:26 PM
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Posted By jlh42581
You see anything snotty floating in it? Got a...

You see anything snotty floating in it? Got a picture?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-19-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By jlh42581
Is your water out of a well or city water? What...

Is your water out of a well or city water? What was your process on the peaches?

Im just throwing stuff out here to try and help you think what might be causing it.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-19-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
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Posted By jlh42581
Fortify it

Fortify it
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-19-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By jlh42581
This is where great note taking pays to figure...

This is where great note taking pays to figure out problems.

I wouldnt worry a whole lot about color. You should watch cider go from brown to almost pink to almost clear, thats odd.

I agree,...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-19-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By jlh42581
Learn the termonogly and then start plugging it...

Learn the termonogly and then start plugging it into google. If you want to read personal opinions versus articles you just need to change how you search a tad.

Example using google

Search:...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-19-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By jlh42581
Adding your cin at bulk aging wouldve been done...

Adding your cin at bulk aging wouldve been done just as said. Usually whole sticks, drop em right in the carboy, this is going to be after a few rackings.

If the garage floor is cool, id let it...
Forum: Cider Forum 08-19-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By jlh42581
Cider can take some time to get off the ground...

Cider can take some time to get off the ground and it causes panic and you wanna just chuck anything in there to get it off the ground. Then the two days later it sounds like a freight train coming...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-19-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By jlh42581
75-80 is pretty high also, how fast are your...

75-80 is pretty high also, how fast are your primaries taking place? we talkn a week or two days?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-19-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 928
Posted By jlh42581
How old is your equipment? How young are you...

How old is your equipment? How young are you trying to drink this stuff? Some yeast strains are just gross to me, even after aging a year it tastes odd.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-19-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By jlh42581
Yeast strain? Temp during fermentation?...

Yeast strain? Temp during fermentation? Sterilizing well?
Forum: Cider Forum 02-09-2013, 01:45 PM
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Posted By jlh42581
Best to do this outside on a coleman stove or...

Best to do this outside on a coleman stove or turkey fryer to avoid the wifes wrath. You might go a whole case before WHAMO
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-02-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,131
Posted By jlh42581
to get right around 12% you need your starting SG...

to get right around 12% you need your starting SG reading at 70 degrees to be 1.090 and let it ferment to 1.000

You need to pull a sample, known size, say a cup into your beaker. Once you do so...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-28-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,323
Posted By jlh42581
The longer you can let it alone, the better it...

The longer you can let it alone, the better it will taste up until a certain point however its going to keep dropping SG unless you used something like an ale yeast which I dont know if it could...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-20-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By jlh42581
I wouldnt go as far as washing it again. Theres a...

I wouldnt go as far as washing it again. Theres a thread on here on how to make a yeast bank. Just make a starter, pour off the liquid and then pitch it.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-19-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By jlh42581
If you didnt add glycerin to your vial before...

If you didnt add glycerin to your vial before freezing it probably exploded the cell walls of the yeast.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-18-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By jlh42581
Youre going to have to taste it to know. Take a...

Youre going to have to taste it to know. Take a known sample size... say a cup.

With that cup, start adding the sweetener by the teaspoon and tasting it till you get something you like. Once you...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-18-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By jlh42581
If it worked out, why not wash the yeast and...

If it worked out, why not wash the yeast and freeze it?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-17-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 72,448
Posted By jlh42581
I will say, next time I might let it sit longer...

I will say, next time I might let it sit longer on the yeast and see if they clean it up a little more.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-17-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 433
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Posted By jlh42581
I went to secondary with mine about 3 days after...

I went to secondary with mine about 3 days after active fermentation stopped. I sorbated it, backsweetened then let it sit for another 2-3 days to make sure it wasnt going to carb up again and then...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-16-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,417
Posted By jlh42581
I made my first ever wine in a welches bottle...

I made my first ever wine in a welches bottle with a balloon airlock and bread yeast and to me it was awesome.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-16-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 72,448
Posted By jlh42581
Its probably a word mixup, doesnt matter if you...

Its probably a word mixup, doesnt matter if you ferment in a bucket or a carboy, just pick something relative to the size of the batch and roll. I ferment my 1 gallon batches in glass carboys and my...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-16-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,344
Posted By jlh42581
Let it go, just wait. When I pitched my cider I...

Let it go, just wait. When I pitched my cider I thought I blew it because I pitched it twelve hours if that after campden. It didnt start for 36 hours, wait it out.
Forum: Cider Forum 10-16-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By jlh42581
It depends, some things go fast some go slow. My...

It depends, some things go fast some go slow. My recent lemonade was done in three days. My primary with cider in it right now didnt show active fermentation for 36 hours at 48 hours it sounded like...
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