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Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-15-2013, 08:01 PM
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Posted By MA-Honey
Even 50 pumps a day for a week will not usually...

Even 50 pumps a day for a week will not usually be enough. Good find though on the vacuum pump. I am looking for better ways to do it but I seem always find my way back to a electric vacuum pump.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-04-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By MA-Honey
Two options could be using the glade oil in your...

Two options could be using the glade oil in your airlock as long as you are careful or somehow have it pass through baking powder. Another option is just have a few glade plug ins around it.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-13-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By MA-Honey
I am not sure on the yeast nutrient or the...

I am not sure on the yeast nutrient or the tannins but the potassium sorbate, Camden tablets and the acid blend has the potential of lasting years as long as you keep it dry. They are salts that do...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-11-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,866
Posted By MA-Honey
Shop vac seemed to work. The wine I had was...

Shop vac seemed to work. The wine I had was already greatly degassed so it wasn't easy to tell but bubbles were coming out really well. I didn't like holding the vacuum hose so I will have to...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-06-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,866
Posted By MA-Honey
So I have had the pump for a week and the rubber...

So I have had the pump for a week and the rubber gasket blew out. I bought another one only because my local brew/wine supply store just started carrying them. I learned a little trick that makes...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-06-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By MA-Honey
I can't say much as far as what grape juice but I...

I can't say much as far as what grape juice but I do know that many moscatos are around 5.5 percent alcohol and have some apricot added in. I am very sure they are back sweetened so you will need...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-04-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By MA-Honey
I would try doing a reduction and a simple syrup....

I would try doing a reduction and a simple syrup. I would do it because you don't want to over sweeten the wine but you want to make sure you get the max flavor. Wait till after adding the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-30-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,866
Posted By MA-Honey
I wouldn't worry about it. The carbon dioxide...

I wouldn't worry about it. The carbon dioxide will come out of solution well before the alcohol will. When the carbon dioxide is done coming out of solution there should be a gap in pressure before...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-27-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By MA-Honey
No just let it be. The yeast will do its magic.

No just let it be. The yeast will do its magic.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-27-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,866
Posted By MA-Honey
The physics makes sense and I myself just bought...

The physics makes sense and I myself just bought the vacuum pump. It should be here later this week so if you want to wait till then I can give you a review on it. I have also seen people use their...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-23-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By MA-Honey
Ok. Thanks for the help yooper and everyone else.

Ok. Thanks for the help yooper and everyone else.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-23-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By MA-Honey
I read somewhere that if this happens that you...

I read somewhere that if this happens that you should stir it every couple days. Also I have another 5 days till I should be stabilizing it. Do I stir it or just let it be?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-23-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By MA-Honey
First wine

I started making my first wine on January 12. It is a kit wine. My numbers for sg have been significantly different than what the kit says so I want to make sure I didn't mess it up. According to...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-21-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By MA-Honey
Another way is to put the sugar in first and rack...

Another way is to put the sugar in first and rack the wine onto it. I suggest adding only a fraction and then stirring and then adding the rest of the wine.
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