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Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-19-2014, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Krausen89
Preventing over active fermentation

I remember reading something about how fruit wines tend to bubble over while fermenting and a way to prevent it via additions but i cant find anything about it.

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Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-17-2014, 04:52 PM
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Have you ever measured/adjusted the ph? I am...

Have you ever measured/adjusted the ph? I am curious what ph strawberry wine is supposed to be. I am about to make it soon and wonder what additions i might need to purchase.

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Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-24-2014, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Krausen89
Thank you. That does help. How does your wine...

Thank you. That does help. How does your wine turn out not using any sugar? Have you made any with sugar. If so how would you compare them? Still not sure what i am going to do. Strawberry wine...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-23-2014, 07:37 PM
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Posted By Krausen89
The concentrate is at 65 brix. Is that the same...

The concentrate is at 65 brix. Is that the same as what your using?

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Forum: Cider Forum 01-21-2014, 01:25 AM
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Posted By Krausen89
I have a one gal batch of cider that i bottled on...

I have a one gal batch of cider that i bottled on apple wood chips. Ive been aging it.like that since 2010. Have no idea how it tastes.

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Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-21-2014, 12:28 AM
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Posted By Krausen89
I got 2.8 fivegal batches so im going to say...

I got 2.8 fivegal batches so im going to say around 15 gal for each bucket... i guess it depends how concentrated it is.... would i measure that in brix?

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Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-21-2014, 12:17 AM
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Posted By Krausen89
Sorry that last part threw me off. Your saying if...

Sorry that last part threw me off. Your saying if i use 46oz per gallon that will yield me 15 gallons?

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Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-20-2014, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Krausen89
strawberry and raspberry concentrate

So ive just been given a couple 5 gal buckets of concentrate...some strawberry some raspberry and im wondering how much wine a 5gal bucket of concentrate would make.

So ive been reading and says...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-19-2014, 01:22 AM
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Posted By Krausen89
Thanks. Im just gonna let the cider in the green...

Thanks. Im just gonna let the cider in the green bottles sit and drink them still. There is only like 5 or 6 of them. I do remember being able to buy a different bell for my capper?. Maybe thats what...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-18-2014, 08:29 PM
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Posted By Krausen89
heinekin bottles caps not fitting right

I have just bottled some homebrew. some in clear cider bottles (strongbow) and the others are in green heinekin bottles. The strongbow bottles capped fine and left a ring on the top of the cap as...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-16-2014, 01:47 AM
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Posted By Krausen89
I will be back sweetening the same time i am...

I will be back sweetening the same time i am priming. The idea is that you create the volumes of co2 that you want and leave sugars behind.(with one addition of sugar) I will be killing the yeast by...
Forum: Cider Forum 01-15-2014, 08:54 PM
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Posted By Krausen89
How much is that in cups tho? I dont have a scale

How much is that in cups tho? I dont have a scale
Forum: Cider Forum 01-15-2014, 08:16 PM
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Posted By Krausen89
backsweetening and carbing

I plan to use white sugar to prime bottles. I need to know how many cups per gallon to just prime a dry cider. I am going to backsweeten and pasteurize my bottles once carbed. Does anyone know how...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-14-2013, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Krausen89
i would like to carbonate it, i think 1.080 1.090...

i would like to carbonate it, i think 1.080 1.090 sounds good. i dont really need much more than that. but even a still wine is fine. if i was to carbonate i would prob force carb. but i am not even...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-13-2013, 09:38 PM
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Posted By Krausen89
i sure hope so! either was it was pretty good....

i sure hope so! either was it was pretty good. just not really a fan of the cedar taste. i have read about some people aging beers on cedar....but i only used it to press....who knows maybe it will...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-13-2013, 09:17 PM
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Views: 550
Posted By Krausen89
pressing

pressing
Forum: Mead Forum 10-13-2013, 09:15 PM
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Posted By Krausen89
here is my press and my scratter

here is my press and my scratter
Forum: Mead Forum 10-13-2013, 09:14 PM
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Posted By Krausen89
yea i use a garbage disposal to scrat and then i...

yea i use a garbage disposal to scrat and then i press. i get all that, but the quantity of honey is my real question. i think i have decided to use 1lb/1gal cider. i did 5 gallons of asian...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-13-2013, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Krausen89
I did taste it when i was pressing and it tasted...

I did taste it when i was pressing and it tasted like cedar. Just hope it mellows out
Forum: Mead Forum 10-13-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Krausen89
i dont really understand...juice the pears first?...

i dont really understand...juice the pears first? compared to juicing the apples first? or are you saying to juice them compared to making a mead and adding pears to the must?
Forum: Cider Forum 10-13-2013, 12:16 AM
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Posted By Krausen89
red cedar cider press

so I tweaked my cider press and decided to use a different method. instead of using my stainless steel stock pot. I decided to use some lattice in between the cheese but it is red cedar and I didn't...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-12-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Krausen89
Perry Cyser

so i got ahold of 3 bushels of jonagold apples and 2 bushels of asian pears. i am trying to make a perry cyser but not sure how much honey to use. i read somewhere that asian pears have more...
Forum: Mead Forum 09-29-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 697
Posted By Krausen89
thanks everyone. def answered my question. i was...

thanks everyone. def answered my question. i was just curious because i started this job bottling sweet cider and i thought it would be neat. but glass is def the way to go!
Forum: Mead Forum 09-28-2013, 08:03 PM
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Views: 697
Posted By Krausen89
Bottling in milk jug style bottles

could i bottle mead in milk jug style bottles. was thinking of getting some quart and pink sizes. has anyone ever done this?


similar to these ...
Forum: Cider Forum 09-28-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Krausen89
i pressed it, added campden tab, yeast nutrients...

i pressed it, added campden tab, yeast nutrients and the red star. got about 4.5 gallons
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