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Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-08-2010, 10:10 PM
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Posted By bluue13
Ive actually been using glass marbles like you...

Ive actually been using glass marbles like you would use for decorative vases or things of that nature. you can find them at someplace like Wal Mart in the floral arranging isle and they work like a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-22-2010, 10:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By bluue13
I also would like to add that I wasn't meaning...

I also would like to add that I wasn't meaning any disrespect to anyone! I guess the interesting thing about wine making is the many different ways people go about doing the same thing, which is why...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-21-2010, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By bluue13
yeah exactly. at least what I know from my...

yeah exactly. at least what I know from my experience is that usually you can see the co2 rising up from the bottom when its still in there and its much smaller continuous bubbles (kinda like soda...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-20-2010, 11:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By bluue13
Hmm.. It is possible that you're seeing foam just...

Hmm.. It is possible that you're seeing foam just because you're whipping O2 into the wine by stirring.

I would let it sit for another 30 minutes to an hour and then give it a light stir without...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-18-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By bluue13
Active primary length depends on what type of...

Active primary length depends on what type of wine you're making and how fast the yeast brings the SG down to 1.010 range. I'm speaking specifically on fruit wines, not grape wines in this case. A...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-17-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By bluue13
Sure, Just check out this link of recipes ...

Sure, Just check out this link of recipes

http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/visitor.asp

Most of the recipes recommend stirring one or two times a day during active primary fermentation. Also...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-17-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By bluue13
Actually most fruit and juice wines recommend...

Actually most fruit and juice wines recommend that you stir/shake daily for a week or two to keep the yeast in suspension. I also would not bottle after only a few weeks in secondary. you need at...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-13-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By bluue13
nothin like a wine that has had a chance to open...

nothin like a wine that has had a chance to open up to its full potential. congrats and enjoy!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-13-2010, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By bluue13
yeah that could be it. wine loves between 52-55...

yeah that could be it. wine loves between 52-55 deg. unfortunately theres no real way to turn back time. You could try chill proofing (helps precipitate out acid) or possibly blending with a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-10-2010, 12:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By bluue13
Making wine is all about patience, my friend! ...

Making wine is all about patience, my friend! just dont worry so much and let the yeast do its thing!

edit: I've learned from experience that fussing with it too much and taking too many readings...
Forum: Mead Forum 01-03-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,179
Posted By bluue13
I started a mead almost a year ago and its still...

I started a mead almost a year ago and its still quietly fermenting. just have patience and you will be rewarded!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-02-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By bluue13
what size is the batch? from what ive read and...

what size is the batch? from what ive read and heard if its 5 gallons its best to bulk age it. Not sure of the truth to this but thats what Ive read.

My general feeling is that its always better...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-02-2010, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By bluue13
awesome thanks! Based on what I know about aging...

awesome thanks! Based on what I know about aging I figured this was the case, but I always like to double check!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-02-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By bluue13
aging to reduce oak?

I have a wine that I think I may have over oaked. It just tastes a bit too woody at this point in time. Will bulk aging reduce the harshness of the oak tannin or am I stuck?

Thanks!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-03-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By bluue13
ok thanks! I'll try to take some more readings in...

ok thanks! I'll try to take some more readings in the future and rack less and then see what happens!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-02-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By bluue13
As far as racking I usually give it about a week...

As far as racking I usually give it about a week to two weeks in primary depending on the fruit and then rack to secondary. Then I will rack every 2-3 months after that again depending on the amount...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-02-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By bluue13
5 gal/stuck ferm?

So I've been making wine for about a year mostly in 1 gal batches so that I can get the hang of it.

I have had great success so far with fruit wines and have not yet attempted grape.

My...
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