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Forum: Cider Forum 11-05-2010, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Dan_of_Earth
Cider Preservation

Hi all, I'm a bit confused about the idea of preservation. In wine making, people generally say the fruit wines need to be 12% alcohol to preserve. Cider is of course a lot lower, so assuming you are...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-17-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 152,340
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
I fermented some lemonade with only a bit of...

I fermented some lemonade with only a bit of yeast nutrient, and I just tossed the dry yeast in. It was a slower ferment than normal, but it went fine.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-06-2009, 05:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,613
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
WOW...drinking some of this summer refreshment...

WOW...drinking some of this summer refreshment fruit juice now. I fermented some old orchard cranberry till it was dry, then popped it in the fridge about 4 days...tastes so nice.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-04-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,613
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
Go for it, I've really liked the stuff I've...

Go for it, I've really liked the stuff I've cooked up so far. I've found if you leave it in the fridge a minimum of 2 days but up to 7 it tastes much better. Especially as you get closer to 7 days...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-03-2009, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,613
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
I've been using that to my advantage, too. I've...

I've been using that to my advantage, too. I've been making some sort of "summer refreshment" batches lately that are treated like hard lemonade in that they are consumed right after fermenting, but...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-03-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,613
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
I've been trying this chilling in the fridge,...

I've been trying this chilling in the fridge, with mixed results. I've found so far that after a few days it does slow it way down, and the yeast starts to settle out. However, it doesn't stop...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-03-2009, 03:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,613
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
Wow, well last weekend I drank the stuff from the...

Wow, well last weekend I drank the stuff from the above recipe...not bad. It was fermented to dryness, and I like dry so didn't sweeten. It was tart, ever sour, but it went down easy. I drank maybe...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-16-2009, 04:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,613
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
I started some of this, but modified. Bought...

I started some of this, but modified.

Bought 2 cans of lemonade concentrate, says to reconstitute to a half gallon per can.

I put 4 ounces of sugar in a gallon plastic jug, 1 tsp yeast...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-14-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,298
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
UPDATE I pulled the pineapple wine and...

UPDATE

I pulled the pineapple wine and orange wine out today to check on how well they are clearing and how the taste is coming along.

They are both very cloudy still, but I only started them...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-06-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,890
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
Well, I've nearly plowed through about 2 gallons...

Well, I've nearly plowed through about 2 gallons of this stuff!

So few days ago I started another small batch of grape, and a small batch using an Apple/Kiwi/Strawberry juice concentrate. What...
Forum: Mead 04-30-2009, 04:09 AM
Replies: 1,983
Views: 579,513
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
I started a gallon of this tonight. I had...

I started a gallon of this tonight. I had everything on hand except raisins, so I substituted a handful of craisins. We'll see how it goes!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-28-2009, 04:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,890
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
Just an update, I drank a glass of this tonight...

Just an update, I drank a glass of this tonight and it was pretty good! I put it in the fridge after two days of heavy ferment...took a reading of about 1.024, so I figure it's give or take about 5%...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-23-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,890
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
I looked at those ez caps but can you buy them...

I looked at those ez caps but can you buy them separate or do you have to get the kit? It doesn't say how many caps come in their package.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-23-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,890
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
I saw that the OP did that, so I thought it...

I saw that the OP did that, so I thought it couldn't hurt!



Ohhhhh, I didn't know about e-z caps, darn, maybe this stuff I'm working on won't stay carbonated? I've got the batch divided between...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-23-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,890
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
Just another question, do you have to keep this...

Just another question, do you have to keep this in the fridge then the rest of the time, to keep the bottles from exploding?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-22-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,890
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
Ok here's what I did... I mixed per...

Ok here's what I did...

I mixed per instruction 2 cans of frozen concentrate welches grape cocktail and 2 cans of frozen grape concentrate old orchard brand (what I had around).

I added 1/2 tsp...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-22-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,890
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
Mmmmm...I love grape soda, I think I'll give this...

Mmmmm...I love grape soda, I think I'll give this a go. From start to stop when were you able to drink it, 14 days if I read correctly?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-12-2009, 11:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,298
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
Nothing new to report on the orange juice wine,...

Nothing new to report on the orange juice wine, but I just transferred the pineapple wine to the secondary, so I had to give it a taste!

Whoa! It's actually pretty good. A LOT of alchohol, but it...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-09-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,298
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
Yep, I was adapting from this recipe... ...

Yep, I was adapting from this recipe...

winemaking: requested recipe (Pineapple Wines) (http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/request103.asp)
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-08-2009, 08:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,298
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
Keeping the faith! heh

Keeping the faith! heh
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-31-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,298
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
I transferred the orange wine to the secondary...

I transferred the orange wine to the secondary today, since major bubbling had stopped. there was a lot of sediment!

It smells...funky. I tasted some, and it doesn't taste like it smells. It has a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-29-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,298
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
Damn! I hope I don't have 2 gallons of alcoholic...

Damn! I hope I don't have 2 gallons of alcoholic vomit on my hands...but I'll let you know how it goes. Maybe, though I don't know for sure, that character might come up if you use rinds and let it...
Forum: Wine 03-26-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 30,597
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
Only if you use too much sugar! A question...

Only if you use too much sugar!

A question about this apple wine...when it "clears" is it mostly see through, or is it amber colored? Something else?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-26-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 19,298
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
I started a similar batch, 1.5 gallons, of...

I started a similar batch, 1.5 gallons, of pinapple wine from juice concentrate. The OG was 1.1, and I used 2 cans of concentrate per gallon and added some acid blend. Based it on Jack Keller's...
Forum: Wine 03-24-2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 30,597
Posted By Dan_of_Earth
I'm new to this, but as i understand it the...

I'm new to this, but as i understand it the results are based on a comnination of yeast used and sugar content. Different yeasts can tolerate different alchohol levels. So if you add enough sugar say...
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