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Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-27-2012, 01:53 AM
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Posted By Derrick123
Hi, Ok...great. I will call it a night and...

Hi,

Ok...great. I will call it a night and check the temp tomorrow.

Thanks for your help
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-27-2012, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By Derrick123
Thanks for the responses. I already added...

Thanks for the responses.

I already added sorbate and meta ...this is when I noticed the fizz.

I have been stirring (with a stirring spoon) for a few minutes at a time every 30 minutes or so....
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-26-2012, 11:17 PM
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Views: 390
Posted By Derrick123
I dont want sparkling wine

Nine months later and I have sparkling wine...can you help?

Here is what I did:

5 gallons of pressed fresh apple juice (from local orchard)
6 pounds of sugar
7.5 tsp pectin acid
2.5 tsp...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-20-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By Derrick123
Apple wine

Hi,

I have an apple wine that has been bulk aging since January 2012 and it's time to bottle. I would like to make it a medium-dry wine. How would you proceed to do this?

Thanks
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-04-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Derrick123
Thanks for the feedback. I'm confident the...

Thanks for the feedback.

I'm confident the fermentation was complete as I let it bulk age for about 5 months. I have a funny feeling that I did not do a great job at degassing.

Can someone...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-04-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By Derrick123
Fizzy wine

Hi there,

The last few batches of wine and lemonade I have made (all from recipe) have turned out fizzy...like champagne. It does not seem to affect the flavor in anyway.

At the time of...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-14-2012, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Derrick123
When I racked it this weekend I put some in a...

When I racked it this weekend I put some in a glass. It is an amazing deep purple color. It was not cloudy or hazy, just dark.

I did put a flashlight up to the Carboy and the light does not go...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-14-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Derrick123
The recipe called for 2.5 tsp of pectin enzyme. ...

The recipe called for 2.5 tsp of pectin enzyme.

I forget the name of the clarifier but it's the one with two small packages of liquid that you add to the wine. I have used them many times with no...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-14-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 568
Posted By Derrick123
I have racked it three times

I have racked it three times
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-13-2012, 10:53 PM
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Views: 568
Posted By Derrick123
Do all wines clear?

I have a blueberry wine that has been in a Carboy for about 6 months. There are very little lees and is very dark. I can't see through the Carboy.

This past weekend I added a clarifier to see if...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-22-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By Derrick123
Medium, dry etc.

Since most wines are done fermenting around 1.000 - .090 I was wondering if there was a certain range to back sweeten to.

For example if I like a medium wine, should I sweeten to a certain...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-22-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Derrick123
Hi, Ya...its very dry. I will backsweeten to...

Hi,

Ya...its very dry. I will backsweeten to about 1.020
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-22-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By Derrick123
Should I top it up?

My hard lemonade is just about done fermenting, it's at 1.000.

When it's done I would like to add some clearing agent to help it clear faster. I will rack it off the lees first.

Before I add...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-20-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 344
Posted By Derrick123
Hi, My favorite so far is a Gewürztraminer....

Hi,

My favorite so far is a Gewürztraminer. It's a vintners reserve.

My wife and I enjoyed dr. Zen Zen that we bought at our local liquor store. When I went to the brewing store I asked for a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-20-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By Derrick123
Ok... I guess I was not clear that I had to rack...

Ok... I guess I was not clear that I had to rack off the lees first. I will do that.

Seems to still have a lot of "fiz" for almost being done fermenting.

Crossing my fingers it will be ready...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-20-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By Derrick123
Ok, just so I'm clear. If I want to help...

Ok, just so I'm clear.

If I want to help speed up the clearing on my hard lemonade, when the fermentation is done I should rack off the lees and then add the clarifier and shake or stir.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-20-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By Derrick123
Hi, Thanks for that. I thought the...

Hi,

Thanks for that.

I thought the k-meta needed something to "grab" on to so it was not wise to rack off the lees before adding it?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-19-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By Derrick123
Yooper, How many tablets would you say for 5...

Yooper,

How many tablets would you say for 5 gallons?

My hard lemonade is at 1.002 and I would love to have it ready by New Year's eve. It still has a lot of gas though
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-19-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By Derrick123
That is a good question. It seems to be 2 inches...

That is a good question. It seems to be 2 inches on all sides. I would have just guessed that it was the same depth in the middle, but maybe not.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-19-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By Derrick123
Hi, Ok, great. I did not know if there...

Hi,

Ok, great.

I did not know if there was a concern with leaving it in the lees for a long time.

Thanks for the help.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-19-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By Derrick123
Lees

I racked my apple wine from the bucket to the Carboy less then 2 days ago. It already has 2 inches of lees.

Should I rack off the lees or leave it a bit longer.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-18-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Derrick123
Hi, I bought the one you can stick on the...

Hi,

I bought the one you can stick on the outside of the bucket or Carboy.

Super cheap and works well.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-18-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Derrick123
It allows you to take wine out of your bucket or...

It allows you to take wine out of your bucket or Carboy. It's a long hollow tube. You can place your hydrometer in it to take a reading.

If you don't have one you could place your hydrometer right...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-18-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Derrick123
I have used vitners reserve and it came out...

I have used vitners reserve and it came out great.

I have taken readings the day after I started and had no issues at all.

Do you have a wine thief? Of course sanitization is important.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-18-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Derrick123
Hi, Congratulations on your first batch....

Hi,

Congratulations on your first batch. What are you making?

Are you using a bucket or Carboy?

When I start my wine I use a bucket and cover it with a sanitized plastic mesh bag I bought at...
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