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Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-05-2009, 07:26 PM
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Posted By toularat
I have used an elderberry but haven't tried it...

I have used an elderberry but haven't tried it yet. I won't be trying it for a few more months. My advise is to make the 3 gallon batch and not the 5 gallon.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-11-2009, 03:34 AM
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Posted By toularat
how would you make it? Lemonade concentrate will...

how would you make it? Lemonade concentrate will make a product like Mike's Hard Lemonade.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-10-2009, 04:25 PM
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Posted By toularat
I like to add 1/2 - 1 C DME (dried malt) when I...

I like to add 1/2 - 1 C DME (dried malt) when I make hard lemonade. I also use a yeast starter because it's hard to start a ferment with lemonade. I also use yeast nutrient in the starter, for the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-25-2009, 09:23 PM
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Posted By toularat
I would just use the recommended yeast that is...

I would just use the recommended yeast that is listed on the recipe. I have made the plum wine - 5 gallon recipe. It is not ready yet, so I don't know how it is. I also am making the elderberry...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-30-2009, 08:37 PM
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Posted By toularat
I made 2 gallons of hard lemonade last month. ...

I made 2 gallons of hard lemonade last month. When it was done, I stabilized and added 1 pkg. s/f lemonade mix to both sweeten and add more lemon taste. It worked very well. You could also use...
Forum: Cider Forum 04-22-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By toularat
That would be great. I'd love to hear how yours...

That would be great. I'd love to hear how yours turned out.
As for malt, I use malt in my hard lemonade and I love,love,love it. There used to be an orangemalt beverage on the market and that's...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-22-2009, 07:15 PM
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Posted By toularat
The Red Tomato wine is #100 in the book. It...

The Red Tomato wine is #100 in the book. It leaves tons of sediment, so plan on making a bit extra to make up for the loss. It is a bright yellow wine when done. Nice body, and while I've just...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-21-2009, 09:25 PM
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Posted By toularat
What do you think the alcohol content was in this?

What do you think the alcohol content was in this?
Forum: Cider Forum 04-21-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By toularat
I just did an update on my fermenting orange...

I just did an update on my fermenting orange juice. I think I might have posted it to the wine forum tho.

Anyways, mine has been sitting for 7 months (I used 2 cans orange concentrate and dme) ...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-21-2009, 08:42 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By toularat
I have made the red tomato wine and its really...

I have made the red tomato wine and its really good. I made the rhubarb wine and that is good, but did form some crystals, which I am told might be avoided if I had cold crashed it.
Forum: Cider Forum 04-18-2009, 04:38 PM
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Posted By toularat
Thanks for all the responses. I am putting it in...

Thanks for all the responses. I am putting it in my basement and leaving it alone for a couple of months. It's gotta be done soon. Otherwise, I will repitch the yeast.

Thanks again!
Forum: Cider Forum 04-15-2009, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By toularat
Yeast will not die!

Hopefully someone can help me with this cider. I posted a couple of weeks ago and I am still having problems. I will start in the beginning. . .
5 gallons cider (pasturized)
2 1/2 tsp pectic...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-06-2009, 11:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,023
Posted By toularat
It is called Winemaker's recipe handbook. Most...

It is called Winemaker's recipe handbook. Most brewstores will carry it, or check online. Very inexpensive - mine was 3.95 and has over 100 recipes in it.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-01-2009, 06:36 PM
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Posted By toularat
Please let me know how the pineapple turned out. ...

Please let me know how the pineapple turned out.

thanks.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-01-2009, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By toularat
What size batch are you making? You need to do a...

What size batch are you making? You need to do a batch that matches that size carboy. If you do a 5 gallon batch, you rack into a 5 gallon carboy. You may need to add alittle water to bring the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-01-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By toularat
Just an idea - you could ferment all the way,...

Just an idea - you could ferment all the way, then backsweeten with 1 sugar/free lemonade mix and s/f iced tea mix. Then both flavors would be there. You could open a pkg of both and mix them, then...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-01-2009, 06:09 PM
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Posted By toularat
When sweetening by the glass, I mix up a 2 to 1...

When sweetening by the glass, I mix up a 2 to 1 ratio of sugar water. I keep it in the fridge and add it when I want to so it's sweet enough for me but dry for hubby.

Also, you can use your...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-01-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,155
Posted By toularat
fermenting orange juice

I am reporting on my experiment with fermenting orange juice.
Last summer I tried using 2 cans orange juice concentrate with 1/2 c of dme for 1 gallon batch - I was going for a sort of orange malt...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-01-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By toularat
I saw it and liked it too. I had no idea what...

I saw it and liked it too. I had no idea what the story was about, so I also was surprised and liked watching the story unfold.
Forum: Cider Forum 03-25-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By toularat
I was following the Apfelwein method I guess. I...

I was following the Apfelwein method I guess. I did not verify with the hydrometer, which I always do with wine. So I am guessing that is probably the problem. I did not see any activity, which is...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-25-2009, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,023
Posted By toularat
I have made the rhubarb from the purple book and...

I have made the rhubarb from the purple book and it is good. I modified the recipe and made rhubarb grape (using frozen) and that is even better than the rhubarb. I just bottled the tomato wine...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-25-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 922
Posted By toularat
cider problems

Hi. I'm not sure what to do about this.

I started cider on 10/7/08. It was clear and I added 2 tsp. pot sorbate and 4 camden to 4 gallons of cider on 11/20. Also 1 can apple concentrate. Let...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-12-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By toularat
No, No. I am a dope. I meant to say 1.010....

No, No. I am a dope. I meant to say 1.010. Sorry. i will definitely read the "How to read a hydrometer". I guess I didn't know about the temp thing.

Thanks for your help.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-11-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By toularat
I shook the sample. Temp was exactly 60 degrees....

I shook the sample. Temp was exactly 60 degrees. It read 1.10. So my first sample 1.000 was probably wrong. I am confused by Borracho's post. What is the hydrometer's calibration temp? I'm...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-10-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By toularat
sg going up??

Hi. I started 3 gallons of tomato wine 9/12. racked 9/25 at 1.020, racked 10/7 when sg was 1.000. racked 12/2 with camden. Cold crashed 2/14 until today - about 3 weeks. the wine is clear and...
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