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Forum: Wine Making Forum Yesterday, 10:04 AM
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Posted By TexasWine
I hope "everyone" doesn't include folks here, as...

I hope "everyone" doesn't include folks here, as the popularity of things like skeeter pee goes directly against the concept of citrus killing the yeast. Citrus does make a more hostile environment...
Forum: Wine Making Forum Yesterday, 09:53 AM
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Posted By TexasWine
Thanks for the info Doc. Bucket conical,...

Thanks for the info Doc. Bucket conical, interesting concept...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-10-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By TexasWine
FastFerment

I'm sure several of you, my wine making compadres, have entered the HBT giveaway of that fancy FastFerment conical fermenter. But, I'm curious, how would you use it for your wine if you win it?

I...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-10-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By TexasWine
I'm sure many of the fine folks here will have...

I'm sure many of the fine folks here will have some questions for you before they give an answer, so I'll start :)

What was the SG before you added the yeast?

What final gravity were you...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-10-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 417
Posted By TexasWine
I've never made banana wine, but I would imagine...

I've never made banana wine, but I would imagine that using green or even less ripe bananas would completely change the flavor profile. Generally the less ripe the banana the fewer sugars in that...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-08-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 418
Views: 65,679
Posted By TexasWine
Ha! Sorry about that. If you end up adding...

Ha! Sorry about that.

If you end up adding more lemonade let us know how it turns out.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-08-2014, 06:25 PM
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Views: 65,679
Posted By TexasWine
Add less sugar.

Add less sugar.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-08-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By TexasWine
The grains for a 10 gallon batch are going to be...

The grains for a 10 gallon batch are going to be pretty stinking heavy when they get wet, and not to mention really hot. I'd suggest being prepared to lift the bag out with some type of hoist. You...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-08-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 65,679
Posted By TexasWine
It's for both priming and flavor. And yeah, 8...

It's for both priming and flavor. And yeah, 8 cups is a little much for my tastes as well. I used 4 and thought it was perfect.
Forum: Mead 07-07-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 184
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Posted By TexasWine
Oh and a pic of fermentation going wild.

Oh and a pic of fermentation going wild.
Forum: Mead 07-07-2014, 10:33 AM
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Posted By TexasWine
Got this started on Saturday. A few things of...

Got this started on Saturday. A few things of note.

My volume was way short of the desired 5 gallons. Thankfully I had some FAJC in the freezer, so I added it with the recommended amount of water...
Forum: Mead 07-05-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 184
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Posted By TexasWine
Gonna get this going today. It will be my first...

Gonna get this going today. It will be my first mead/cyser. Plan is to substitute clover honey for the OB honey since that's what I've got.

Also, maybe this is obvious, but do you all crush the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-04-2014, 08:13 PM
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Views: 16,861
Posted By TexasWine
In

In
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By TexasWine
Neither do grapes.

Neither do grapes.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-03-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By TexasWine
Hey Tex. I'm in Houston too. Don't have any fruit...

Hey Tex. I'm in Houston too. Don't have any fruit trees, bit here's a quick list of trees that I've seen or know that my friends and neighbors have and they all produce lots of fruit.

Peach, fig,...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-02-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 73
Posted By TexasWine
Don't have the link on hand, but Jack Keller has...

Don't have the link on hand, but Jack Keller has a strawberry chocolate wine recipe over on his site.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-02-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By TexasWine
Yooper's advice is spot on as usual. I make...

Yooper's advice is spot on as usual. I make crystal clear wines all the time without any sediment in the bottle.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-02-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 233
Posted By TexasWine
Quick Q. Is your sanitation process chemical...

Quick Q. Is your sanitation process chemical free? If so, how are you sanitizing everything (bucket, carboy, hoses, siphon, etc)? I'm especially curious about the large items that you can't steam or...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 07-02-2014, 01:19 AM
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Posted By TexasWine
Fun! In.

Fun! In.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-02-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By TexasWine
You shouldn't have to worry about contamination...

You shouldn't have to worry about contamination from stirring as long as you sanitize your stirring utensil. "Paddle" makes me think you were going for something wood. Personally, I'd avoid wood as...
Forum: DIY Projects 07-01-2014, 08:54 PM
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Views: 105,401
Posted By TexasWine
Congrats itsgus!

Congrats itsgus!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-01-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By TexasWine
Your wine should be just fine. I always seal the...

Your wine should be just fine. I always seal the primary just because I'm super paranoid about fruit flies and other critters.

Lots of folks leave the lid off or not fully sealed because it's just...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-01-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By TexasWine
Brewer's Friend in conjunction with BIABacus for...

Brewer's Friend in conjunction with BIABacus for the first few just to get my volumes dialed in. Found BIABacus to be unnecessary after that.

I like BF because of the simple user interface. If I...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-01-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12,361
Views: 2,194,328
Posted By TexasWine
Go to the cider forum and look for the sticky...

Go to the cider forum and look for the sticky called stove top pasteurization. There you'll find step by step instructions. I've done it several times with no mishaps. Not even a broken bottle.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 06-30-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 662
Posted By TexasWine
And don't forget the insulation that Wilserbrewer...

And don't forget the insulation that Wilserbrewer mentioned! I personally use a sleeping bag.
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