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Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-27-2012, 10:29 AM
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Posted By Machalel
I'd imagine that it's the same as carbonating...

I'd imagine that it's the same as carbonating beer?

There are a few wine styles that come carbonated (e.g. Lambrusco)
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-27-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 36,687
Posted By Machalel
Has anyone had thought to overloading the yeast...

Has anyone had thought to overloading the yeast with sugar, pushing it above its ABV tolerance in order to sweeten the final product?
Forum: Mead Forum 04-30-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,178
Posted By Machalel
Yeah, thats me. The video is here too. Mine...

Yeah, thats me. The video is here too.

Mine is starting to clear, although not anywhere near enough to see through yet. I'm going to give it another month and check on it again then :)
Forum: Mead Forum 04-26-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,178
Posted By Machalel
No idea, but you could always try making a...

No idea, but you could always try making a 'plain' mead and then racking onto the strawberries / banana in a secondary?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-25-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By Machalel
Hmmm, no I hadn't thought of nutmeg. That might...

Hmmm, no I hadn't thought of nutmeg. That might be nice actually...

That would be cool, it might be some time before it's ready though :)

I am planning on doing a bochet some time later this...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-25-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By Machalel
SG got down to 0.995, so I racked it off the lees...

SG got down to 0.995, so I racked it off the lees and added some extra honey (100g) and some more mashed banana juice (350g banana). This brought the SG back up to 1.007, and started fermentation...
Forum: Wine 04-25-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 161,405
Posted By Machalel
Wow, I somehow never saw this thread before...

Wow, I somehow never saw this thread before making my banana wine! Weird!

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f25/banana-toffee-wine-315909/

I'm not sure how much of a difference it will make, but I...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-24-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By Machalel
Since november? Probably fine to bottle it then...

Since november? Probably fine to bottle it then (of course assuming that the FG has been steady for a while). Definitely not too long, some people bulk age meads for up to (and over) a year before...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-18-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By Machalel
I can't remember the reference, nor the exact...

I can't remember the reference, nor the exact figure, but once the alcohol content gets above ~12-13% then apparently getting any wild infection is extremely unlikely. Acetobacter is probably one of...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-17-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Machalel
Everything I have read says that blueberries have...

Everything I have read says that blueberries have a very subtle and mild flavour when fermented, and are recommended to be added in the secondary, not primary.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-17-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,490
Posted By Machalel
I think you probably have 2 options if you want...

I think you probably have 2 options if you want to keep the "spirit" of your rum experiment (pun intended).

1) Add more molasses or sugar until you reach the yeasts tolerance, and see if it is any...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-16-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 209
Posted By Machalel
Nope, but interested :P

Nope, but interested :P
Forum: Mead Forum 04-16-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By Machalel
I've done a bit of research into using banana,...

I've done a bit of research into using banana, and currently have a banana wine going at the moment, although it's not finished so don't take this as confirmed...

Banana apparently has enough...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-16-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,187
Posted By Machalel
I've added cool people to my cider before, gives...

I've added cool people to my cider before, gives it lots of body :P
Forum: Mead Forum 04-11-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 26,520
Posted By Machalel
Looks a beautiful colour! By all accounts,...

Looks a beautiful colour!

By all accounts, Bochets get better and better with age... possibly more so than normal meads!
Forum: Mead Forum 04-10-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,582
Posted By Machalel
When you said SG is 1.060, is that the SG now, or...

When you said SG is 1.060, is that the SG now, or when you started?

I wouldn't rack it again, try gently stirring it a bit and wait. Mead takes time, it's closer to wine than beer.

It will...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-08-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By Machalel
Fruit has all dropped, starting to clear a bit,...

Fruit has all dropped, starting to clear a bit, and no longer really gassy.

SG has dropped to 0.997, so sitting around 11% at the moment.

There is a nice bit of banana aroma / taste, but I...
Forum: General Techniques 04-08-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By Machalel
from what i've read, pectic enzyme works best...

from what i've read, pectic enzyme works best before fermentation, but will continue to work (albiet at a slow pace) even after fermentation has completed.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-08-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,801
Posted By Machalel
wow, this is just... wow! It's like some...

wow, this is just... wow!

It's like some sort of mad scientist mash-up between east and west! Crazy town!
Super keen to hear what happens with this one, even though it's unlikely that I'll ever...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-06-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By Machalel
Not really sure how much. I've got about 3g...

Not really sure how much.

I've got about 3g in 1L - so that works out to be 0.4 oz in a gal. But I also have put in some peppermint tea and spearmint tea, and it hasn't finished yet. At this...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-06-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,475
Posted By Machalel
Chocolate? ;)

Chocolate? ;)
Forum: Cider Forum 04-06-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By Machalel
Sorry, I didnt write out what was in my head :P ...

Sorry, I didnt write out what was in my head :P

In mine, I am adding them after the primary fermentation has completed. I guess you could add them at the start if you wanted to, or you could do a...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-06-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 952
Posted By Machalel
Tannin will also lead to an astringency, but...

Tannin will also lead to an astringency, but that's not out of place obviously.

I've got some mint leaves which are 'marinating' in some vodka, which I plan to add to my Mint Tea Wine that I'm...
Forum: Mead Forum 04-04-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By Machalel
there's also the option of 'steeping' them in a...

there's also the option of 'steeping' them in a neutral spirit, and then adding that after fermentation :)
Forum: Mead Forum 04-04-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 26,520
Posted By Machalel
I need to make me one of these and stick it down...

I need to make me one of these and stick it down the back of the closet and forget about it for a few years :P
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