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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-23-2010, 06:57 PM
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Posted By etisdale
My last two batches of Star San have started...

My last two batches of Star San have started clear, then gone cloudy.

From the posts above, I guess my water has recently increased in hardness. That, or perhaps alkalinity--or a combination of...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-03-2010, 03:32 PM
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Views: 287,139
Posted By etisdale
15,221+5=15,226

15,221+5=15,226
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-02-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By etisdale
If 13% ABV is the norm, then I suppose 12.3% ABV...

If 13% ABV is the norm, then I suppose 12.3% ABV is not such a mystery.

Incidentally, this is where I read that the tolerance of Montrachet was 15%: http://www.homebrewit.com/wineyeasts.php
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Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-02-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 961
Posted By etisdale
Montrachet: 2.7% ABV less than able

Hi, All. Just bottled some pear wine I made using pear juice concentrate.

Based upon the original specific gravity (1.112 at about 72 °F), I should have ended with a pear wine having an ABV of...
Forum: General Techniques 12-12-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By etisdale
Thanks for the reply. I just jostled the carboy a...

Thanks for the reply. I just jostled the carboy a bit and a bunch of bubbles released. Likely a sign of off-gassing as you suggest.

I suppose transferring the beer to a bottling bucket and getting...
Forum: General Techniques 12-12-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By etisdale
Dry hopping mystery bubbles

Hi, All. I am currently dry hopping (w/ oak chips) a beer (http://morebeer.com/view_product/18366//Fire_In_the_Hole-_Mini-Mash) and have noticed an increase in "activity."

Not sure what that...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-26-2009, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By etisdale
Young Apfelwein got garlic

Hi, All. I bottled some Apfelwein a couple of weeks ago and just cracked open a mildly carbonated bottle around noon. ;) Just wanted to see how it was progressing as it is my first batch.

Anyway,...
Forum: General Techniques 10-10-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By etisdale
Just an update. Unfortunately, this technique did...

Just an update. Unfortunately, this technique did not work for me.

I used some gelatin (100 bloom type B) I picked up from my local brew store. I followed the instructions on the package, which...
Forum: General Techniques 10-03-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By etisdale
I hope I can achieve the same results. Was...

I hope I can achieve the same results.

Was that 2 tsp or 2 tbsp gelatin?
Forum: General Techniques 10-03-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By etisdale
Any ideas for clarifying this batch?

Hi, All. I've had this batch of beer going for about a month now (still in primary).

http://i37.tinypic.com/2uo50rt.jpg

I was planning on bottling this weekend, but, as you can see, there is a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-03-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,109
Posted By etisdale
BTW, would solid stoppers be better than the...

BTW, would solid stoppers be better than the setup I have in the picture above?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-03-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By etisdale
As above, I am think of bottling in both beer...

As above, I am think of bottling in both beer bottles (carbonated) and wine bottles (still).

I am still pretty new to all this stuff, so, I am wondering, is there any harm in adding Campden?

I...
Forum: Cider Forum 10-03-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,817
Posted By etisdale
Thanks for the tip! I just ordered some pear...

Thanks for the tip! I just ordered some pear juice concentrate so I can make Birnenwein in accordance with EdWort's Apfelwein recipe.

I read on the site that most of Nature’s Flavors fruit juice...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-27-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 287,139
Posted By etisdale
13,926 + 5 = 13,931 ...

13,926 + 5 = 13,931

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f25/man-i-love-apfelwein-14860/index547.html#post1573405
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-27-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12,361
Views: 2,195,502
Posted By etisdale
Just got a batch of Apfelwein going myself. ...

Just got a batch of Apfelwein going myself.

Followed the original recipe except I added crushed Campden tablets (5) in with the dextrose and let the resultant must sit for about 24 hours before...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-27-2009, 06:11 PM
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Posted By etisdale
If you happen to have a hydrometer, take a...

If you happen to have a hydrometer, take a reading to see where your wine is at. Likely, hydrometer or not, you will need to let it sit for a bit to completely clear.

"There are reports of...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-27-2009, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,109
Posted By etisdale
Just an update. I went ahead and racked the...

Just an update.

I went ahead and racked the wine to another fermenter (or four!) just a couple of weeks ago. The wine had a strong punch of fruit in the nose (nice!) and was quite hot (very...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-03-2009, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,109
Posted By etisdale
Thanks for the replies! I certainly feel much...

Thanks for the replies! I certainly feel much better.

When I transferred the wine to the secondary (about 3 weeks ago), the SG was 1.019. Bubbles are still rising to the surface of the wine, and...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-02-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,109
Posted By etisdale
Plum Wine: Ring of white growth in carboy above wine

Hi, All. I have a plum wine (my first wine) that I transferred to secondary fermenter after two weeks in the primary. It's been about 3 weeks in the secondary and a ring of white growth has formed on...
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