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Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-17-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By SkyeBrewer
I have never used sulfite for antioxidants. How...

I have never used sulfite for antioxidants. How much and when do I add? Is there a way to test to see if it's oxidized. I suspect that is what is going on. Also what should I be topping up with? ...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-14-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By SkyeBrewer
It's not a...terrible taste. It is just not quite...

It's not a...terrible taste. It is just not quite right. I am leaning towards oxidization. It's more like a gassy aftertaste. I do degass with a drill pretty thoroughly. And transfer monthly. So...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-13-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By SkyeBrewer
Cellar taste?

Hello to all my fellow wine makers. I recently made my very first batch of pure home made wine from home grown grapes. However after a month in the bottle I popped my first one to try a taste. I know...
Forum: Cider Forum 12-31-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By SkyeBrewer
Cinnful Apple Clone

Hello everyone,
I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season. I received a six pack of Angry Orchard's Cinnful Apple as a gift and I must say it is my favorite cider of all time. I was simply...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-15-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By SkyeBrewer
Wine transferring clearing question

When I rack my wine is it ok to add water to eliminate headspace? Also when do I degass?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-15-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By SkyeBrewer
Anyone have a range for cost of oak barrels? Do...

Anyone have a range for cost of oak barrels? Do most Home brew stores carry them? Or special order?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-13-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By SkyeBrewer
Oak chips

Recently was at a wine tasting and I tried a delicious red wine that was aged in oak chips. So I came here to do some research. Either my search is not working correctly or there's not much info on...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-05-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By SkyeBrewer
Freezing grapes

It's harvest season and I've already got more grapes than I have fermenters. I have thought about freezing a bunch to make more when the fermenters open up. Thoughts? Will freezing them be a bad...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-27-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By SkyeBrewer
It wasn't completely done that's just where I...

It wasn't completely done that's just where I decided to stop it. I took two gravity readings and they were very close three days apart so I called it good enough. I knew I was doing some serious...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-25-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 305,456
Posted By SkyeBrewer
So I just bottled this up yesterday it's my first...

So I just bottled this up yesterday it's my first try. However, the cinnamon didn't mix well and it looks terrible with huge stringy floaters. What did I do wrong, any ideas? It does taste...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-24-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By SkyeBrewer
Actually backsweetening with a syrup mixture that...

Actually backsweetening with a syrup mixture that is just brown sugar and cinnamon and also some cans of apple juice concentrate.
Forum: Cider Forum 04-24-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By SkyeBrewer
Gravity help please

Just wanna make sure I'm calculating this correctly. My cider OG was 1.064 and my FG is 1.014. If my calculations are correct I'm sittin at about 6.4% ABV. So, if I back sweeten until I get a reading...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-21-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 15,500
Views: 548,636
Posted By SkyeBrewer
Absolutely dying to Brew my Ocktoberfest and also...

Absolutely dying to Brew my Ocktoberfest and also a cream ale but I have to wait for my brew partner who can't seem to find the time.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-19-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By SkyeBrewer
This is exactly what I was worried about! Can...

This is exactly what I was worried about! Can anyone confirm this?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-19-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By SkyeBrewer
Sorry man I didn't mean disrespect, just wasn't...

Sorry man I didn't mean disrespect, just wasn't the most useful advise. Also that name!?!? So off putting haha.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-17-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By SkyeBrewer
Perhaps, however this does nothing for my...

Perhaps, however this does nothing for my original question.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-17-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By SkyeBrewer
Strain used was EC-1118

Strain used was EC-1118
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-17-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By SkyeBrewer
Washed some yeast, what can I use it on?

I washed yeast harvested from a previous batch of regular grape wine. I wanted to try some meads and other wines. My question is that there is still a slight hue from the grape wine will this harm...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-16-2013, 01:58 AM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 305,456
Posted By SkyeBrewer
I only have a few days left of fermentation per...

I only have a few days left of fermentation per this recipe. However, I am seeing that there's really no time for clearing. Is this intentional since when I add the caramel syrup it won't matter? ...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-11-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By SkyeBrewer
Right, I use one actually that's how I got an...

Right, I use one actually that's how I got an accurate FG. So your saying measure my OG without the fruits that I may add?
Forum: Mead Forum 04-11-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By SkyeBrewer
Looking back, should I check my Melomel differently?

Hello everyone. I'm definitely new to mead making but I must admit, so far, my first mead ( a cherry Melomel) turned out fantastic. It still has a few months of bottle conditioning to endure but per...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-10-2013, 12:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By SkyeBrewer
Wort chiller question.

I am looking to upgrade my brewery with a wort chiller and I am researching brands. Anyway my question is how fast does the wort need to be chilled? Is it as simple as; as fast as possible? I have...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-09-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By SkyeBrewer
My lager has been bottle conditioning for 1 month...

My lager has been bottle conditioning for 1 month now and the carbonation is perfect but it still contains that slight soapy taste. Give it more time?

For my cleaning I use Premium A cleaner...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-09-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By SkyeBrewer
Trubble. Please help.

Okay so I have made two kit beers so far. A black lager and a batch of caribou slobber. Both of them contain a very slight soapy aftertaste. I was baffled at first because I take great care in my...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-08-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 31,148
Posted By SkyeBrewer
I just bottled my first ever kit wine and wow...

I just bottled my first ever kit wine and wow what a blast this was! I love this hobby and this wine is fantastic. I am already searching for my second wine! I want to challenge myself a little bit...
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