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Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-18-2013, 12:39 AM
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I started it in early June. Last month I added...

I started it in early June. Last month I added some bentonite because it had a slight haze. Now it's crystal clear. The SG was .992 today before I sweetened it. Right now it's sitting in a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-16-2013, 08:17 PM
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Well, I ended up having to dump all of this wine...

Well, I ended up having to dump all of this wine down the sink. It was not drinkable. It's such a shame because the wine, aside from being dry, tasted great before sweetening with sugar. My guess...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-03-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 14
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Thanks for the help - it's gives me a few things...

Thanks for the help - it's gives me a few things to try next time. Oh, and one last question, will decanting help out my situation or should I just hold my nose when I drink it? :o
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-03-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 14
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I added 1/2 cup of sugar to sweeten it (1 gallon...

I added 1/2 cup of sugar to sweeten it (1 gallon batch) and then I added 1/2 tsp of pot sorbate. I was out of corks so I let it set in a carboy for a month before I bottled it. When I bottled it I...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-03-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
Posted By arkenbergcn
Sulfur Smell from Apple Wine

So tonight my wife opens up my recently bottled apple wine which tasted great when I bottled it. With my first sip I got I could smell sulfur right away. The wine tastes fine, but the sulfur smell...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-16-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By arkenbergcn
I did add some cinnamon sticks during...

I did add some cinnamon sticks during fermentation, but I can't taste any hint of it at all. I guess I didn't add enough. Maybe I'll throw a bottle in the crock pot and then add some spices until I...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-15-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By arkenbergcn
Spicing Apple wine in the bottle?

I have got some apple wine that I need to bottle and I am wanting to spice a couple of bottles of it for Thanksgiving/Christmas. Has anyone ever added any spices directly into the bottle before...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-13-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 155
Posted By arkenbergcn
Filter System Question

I was thinking about making a filter system and I was wondering if anyone sees a problem with my design. I am thinking about using a whole house filter and a small food grade pump to circulate the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-04-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By arkenbergcn
Thinking back I think I may have racked this wine...

Thinking back I think I may have racked this wine too early. I had a couple other gallons of wine going that needed racked and I decided to go ahead and rack this one since I had eveything out. It...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-29-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,484
Posted By arkenbergcn
The bubbles are pretty large when they rise to...

The bubbles are pretty large when they rise to the top of the carboy and there are not a lot of them. They do not look like the normal fermentation bubbles. I am pretty new at this so I cannot tell...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-29-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By arkenbergcn
I haven't added any potassium metabisulfite yet....

I haven't added any potassium metabisulfite yet. Wasn't sure if I could do that at this point. If it is malic acid fermentation what does that do to my wine? So far it tastes fine - just a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-29-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By arkenbergcn
Apple/cherry wine still fermenting since August

I started some apple/cherry wine (from concentrate) back in August and every time I have racked the wine it has been very carbonated. I have degassed a couple of times during racking, but I am...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-03-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By arkenbergcn
Gas pressure after bottleing?

Today I bottled up some apple wine after stabilizing with some wine conditioner/sweetner as well as adding a little apple juice to increase the flavor a little bit. I had a little left over which I...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-02-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By arkenbergcn
I was assuming it was just lees, but like I said...

I was assuming it was just lees, but like I said the wine looks very clear at bottling. Maybe I am just bottling it too soon. I guess I am a little impatient - I just want to try out my wine. :) ...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-02-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By arkenbergcn
Light film after bottleing?

I have noticed that after I bottle my wine after a few months I have a very slight film that forms on the bottom of my bottles. Is this normal and if not deos it hurt the wine in anyway?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-26-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,277
Posted By arkenbergcn
I use the oven to get the bottles to dry quickly...

I use the oven to get the bottles to dry quickly so that I can store them between botteling. I still wet sanitize them and rinse them before filling them with wine. I just didn't want to have a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-26-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,277
Posted By arkenbergcn
Using the oven for drying out bottles?

Anyone ever use the oven for drying out sanitized cleaned wine bottles? I have been doing this as a short cut to drying out the bottles. I just set the tempature around 250 and then let the bottles...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-28-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By arkenbergcn
Craisins?

Just curious if anyone has ever added craisins to their wine to add body? I just started a new batch and I added some raisins which made me wonder about adding some craisins which come in a variety...
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