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Forum: Wine 03-06-2013, 10:38 AM
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Posted By stujol
way too much acid I think and I would add a...

way too much acid I think and I would add a teaspoon of tannin. I have been using 15 cans with sugar and the flavor and body has been good. I normally add just two teaspoons of acid blend.
Forum: Wine 02-20-2013, 12:32 PM
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Posted By stujol
It gets better with some time. My 1 year old...

It gets better with some time. My 1 year old juice wines are much better than the new stuff. Some that I didn't really care for have become quite tasty with time. They will never compare with...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-14-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By stujol
Or you can find a recycler and look for the 4...

Or you can find a recycler and look for the 4 liter wine bottles they all seem to have.
The local guy here knows me by name lol. Of course I bring in a couple bottles of wine when I stop. He...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-13-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By stujol
Yeast do make a big difference. I use both red...

Yeast do make a big difference. I use both red star and lalvin yeasts. Sometimes I use the same must in two different batches and try different yeasts. You will be amazed at how different they...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-22-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,903
Posted By stujol
1406 + 5 = 1411

1406 + 5 = 1411
Forum: Cider 10-13-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 57,002
Posted By stujol
I don't think it kills wine yeast unless you use...

I don't think it kills wine yeast unless you use it in bigger doses than what I do. Someone with more knowledge can jump in here in enlighten us. It was down to 1.010 last night. I would have...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-12-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By stujol
I use apple cider to make apple wine. It is far...

I use apple cider to make apple wine. It is far superior to the apple juice you find in the store imho. I add enough sugar to bring the sg to 1.090. I normally use EC-1118 yeast. a teaspoon...
Forum: Cider 10-10-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 57,002
Posted By stujol
No I will use kmeta and sorbate but I don't think...

No I will use kmeta and sorbate but I don't think that will stop a active ferment very fast. That will stop yeast reproduction but the yeast that are present will continue to consume sugar and...
Forum: Cider 10-09-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 57,002
Posted By stujol
I am going to try to shut it down early. I am...

I am going to try to shut it down early. I am going to filter first then cold crash. A mini-jet #3 filter is supposed to get most of the yeast. Stopping EC-1118 tho is like trying to stop a...
Forum: Cider 10-08-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 57,002
Posted By stujol
wow, the sg of this cider is 1.070. 10% PA may...

wow, the sg of this cider is 1.070. 10% PA may be a little high for a woodchuck clone.
Forum: Cider 10-08-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 57,002
Posted By stujol
making my second batch of this tonight. Using...

making my second batch of this tonight. Using fresh apple cider instead of concentrate. It is a bit pricey here this year due to the apple crop getting froze out. $7.00 a gallon. First...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-05-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By stujol
I use metabisulphate powder 1/8 teaspoon per...

I use metabisulphate powder 1/8 teaspoon per gallon. And pectic enzyme will help your clarity,
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-05-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By stujol
What was your og ? I would be cautious about...

What was your og ? I would be cautious about adding any sugar to it unless your starting gravity was on the low side. High alcohol takes time to smooth out and since peach is a light flavor you...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-21-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,903
Posted By stujol
1230.5 + 15 = 1245.5

1230.5 + 15 = 1245.5
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-06-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,165
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Posted By stujol
I think I would add more yeast nutrient and...

I think I would add more yeast nutrient and energizer yet at the 1.050 sg mark yet. It won't hurt it at least and you will probably need it to prevent the strained yeast smell (suphur). I would not...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-10-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By stujol
I use a juicer for some fruits like pears and I...

I use a juicer for some fruits like pears and I have done blueberries that way also. I do use the pulp also tho. I put it all in a mesh bag. It is a lot of work tho. probably adds a hour to a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-08-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By stujol
I don't think adding energizer would have adverse...

I don't think adding energizer would have adverse affect so I would try it. What are your temps? and what yeast did you use ?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-08-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,688
Posted By stujol
just let it mellow, almost all my apple wine...

just let it mellow, almost all my apple wine (I make most of it from cider) is "hot" at first give it 10 months or so and you will be amazed.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-11-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,903
Posted By stujol
I started another 10 gallons last night. 10...

I started another 10 gallons last night.

10 + 1100 = 1110
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-03-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,903
Posted By stujol
another 5 = 1058

another 5 = 1058
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-19-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 36,502
Posted By stujol
I move mine to a carboy some where around 10 to...

I move mine to a carboy some where around 10 to 14 days. Normally it has finished fermenting by then (ec1118)

Filtering is optional, I filter even when it is crystal clear. It really looks...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-15-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By stujol
There are guys that do it that way. I always use...

There are guys that do it that way. I always use a starter just because it is always so predictable. The end of the second day it will be at 1.050 and ready for the rest of the nutrient and lemon...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-15-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By stujol
I love apple wine, dry or sweet. Mine have...

I love apple wine, dry or sweet. Mine have good body but I have always used fresh cider. My first apple juice one is just 2 months old and going to get its second racking this week. I wanted...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-14-2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,903
Posted By stujol
started another 15 gallons, summer is definitely...

started another 15 gallons, summer is definitely getting close.
951+15= 966
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-13-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By stujol
You can still use sparklolloid. Sometimes I use...

You can still use sparklolloid. Sometimes I use it on skeeter pee if it is not clearing fast enough. I never add it until it is 4 or 5 weeks along.
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