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Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-20-2009, 12:14 AM
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Posted By VinoD
Adding flavoring to wine.....how often???

Just read another user's post concerning a blackberry wine that lacked flavor.

I've got the same problem with a batch of peach that's ready for the bottle all except for it's lack of peach flavor....
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-30-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By VinoD
Where might a fellow purchase food-grade silicon??

Where might a fellow purchase food-grade silicon??
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-27-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By VinoD
Do you think, on their sides to keep the neck...

Do you think, on their sides to keep the neck full, if they didn't leak, they would effectively keep air out??
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-26-2009, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By VinoD
Screw-on lids and storage???

I just bottled 5 gallons each of strawberry and blueberry over the weekend.

While at the shop picking up some cases of 750's, I also got a case of 1/2 gallons. I did 3 of the 1/2 gallons of each...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-27-2009, 12:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By VinoD
Thanks for volunteering. :D ...

Thanks for volunteering. :D

Actually........I've delivered a couple bottles to York (Dallastown). Probably be down that way again in the late winter/early spring. Be happy to hook up & do a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-26-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By VinoD
How long.........

...can I reasonably expect my bottled wines to keep??

This is my 2nd year at winemaking and I've had overwhelmingly good successes. Last year I did blueberry, blackberry, red raspberry,...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-20-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By VinoD
Haven't checked the hydrometer yet. Was going to...

Haven't checked the hydrometer yet. Was going to do that Saturday if I racked.

It was fresh berries in the primary. But the recipe calls for the removal of the solids (the big chunks) in 10...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-20-2009, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By VinoD
To rack or not to rack??

I have a 5 gal. batch of blueberry in the carboy. As per the recipe, I am to rack in 3 days (Saturday.......3 weeks after the addition of the final round of water & sugar). But it's still popping...
Forum: General Chit Chat 07-21-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 556
Posted By VinoD
Yep. Hit Primanti's in the Strip. Go get your...

Yep. Hit Primanti's in the Strip. Go get your micro...............but also try a good old Iron City beer. It'll round out yor trip to the 'Burgh and it ain't bad beer, either.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-19-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By VinoD
Thanks to all for the extremely helpful replies. ...

Thanks to all for the extremely helpful replies. ;)

Will let the batch sit for a while and re-check the SG. What I have now looks beautiful and even tastes not too bad. Just that the hydrometer...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-19-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By VinoD
Yeah...........I re-read what I typed and that's...

Yeah...........I re-read what I typed and that's what it sounds like to me too. What I did was to siphon some into a sanitized cylinder and dropped the hydro (which I had sanitized, too) in that. I...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-19-2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By VinoD
That, I do not know. Like I...

That, I do not know. Like I said..........inexperience and just new to the hydrometer thing. after getting a reading on the initial mixture it
completely slipped my mind until yesterday.


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Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-19-2009, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By VinoD
Ummm...........I think I have another problem. ...

Ummm...........I think I have another problem.

My inexperience let me neglect to stick the hydrometer in the batch. :cool:
Which I just did. I'm still at 1.006 with no visible fermentation going...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-19-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By VinoD
Ummmmmmm............I don't think so. It's...

Ummmmmmm............I don't think so.

It's my understanding that the sulfite goes into the whole pot in the primary fermentation vessel BEFORE the yeast goes in. It sterilizes everything but is...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-18-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By VinoD
Now there's an afternoon. :o Lotta work. But...

Now there's an afternoon. :o Lotta work. But well worth the effort in the end, I'd have to believe.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-16-2009, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By VinoD
O.K. Here's where the newbie gets lost. I'm...

O.K. Here's where the newbie gets lost.

I'm not familiar with "degassing". I guess I'm wrong in assuming that if the airlock has stopped popping off the gas is all gone?? :confused: Does the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-16-2009, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By VinoD
I will add potassium sorbate when I feel it's...

I will add potassium sorbate when I feel it's done fermenting, if that's what you mean by "stabilizing".
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-16-2009, 02:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By VinoD
Do I have a problem or not??

I am very new to this whole wine making experience. I am doing a 5 gallon batch of strawberry. Here's the recipe I'm doing (times 5 obviously).

4 to 5 pints strawberries
4 1/2 cups...
Forum: Introductions 06-28-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By VinoD
west-central Pretty much the boondocks in...

west-central

Pretty much the boondocks in the middle of Indiana, Punxsutawney and Kittanning
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 06-28-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 17,058
Posted By VinoD
+1 on the Stoudt's. Also like F.X. Matt's...

+1 on the Stoudt's.

Also like F.X. Matt's Saranacs..................Golden Pilsner and Adirondack Amber.
Forum: Introductions 06-28-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By VinoD
Joining in from PA

Hey all!! Nice site you've got going on here!! A fellow on an unrelated forum told me about this place last nite. Many thanks to him!!

I'm a 40-something newbie to the home hooch making...
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