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Forum: Wine Making Forum Yesterday, 01:57 AM
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Posted By jensmith
Buy a second fermenting bucket! :-) Sent...

Buy a second fermenting bucket! :-)


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Forum: Wine Making Forum Yesterday, 01:51 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jensmith
If you don't want to dump it out and let it clear...

If you don't want to dump it out and let it clear you will just have to chill each bottle for a weekish before drinking. Not a great soultion but better then tossing them.
If you want suggestions...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-09-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 554
Posted By jensmith
I am not anoyed or offeneded by anything you...

I am not anoyed or offeneded by anything you said. Just grumpy at this stupid key pad, fat fingers, and trying to type a long reply in a hurry befor coffe and expected company!! I knew I should...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-09-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By jensmith
I feel like I have been beating a dead horse. We...

I feel like I have been beating a dead horse. We both have working wine making habbits. I never told the OP he must rack his wine before it was dry. Just that he could. Sorry if that goes against...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-08-2014, 12:25 PM
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Posted By jensmith
Reasons for racking at any point after it reaches...

Reasons for racking at any point after it reaches 1.010.... Time I have avalible for racking is either now or in two weeks.
I really need my fermentor for a new batch of wine!
Heavy fruit...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-07-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jensmith
Give it 24 hours. Yeast can take that long to...

Give it 24 hours. Yeast can take that long to show fermentaion.


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Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-07-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By jensmith
Its normel. All is well! You can rack it now if...

Its normel. All is well! You can rack it now if you want to, or wait another few days.


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Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-06-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jensmith
I have not had the campton change the color of my...

I have not had the campton change the color of my must before. However several people on here have had it happen to them. I guess it just happens. Don't worry about it and continue with the wine...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-05-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By jensmith
I agree with what bernardsmith said. I read...

I agree with what bernardsmith said. I read nothing confortational in it. Nor how it would not work. Just a question and suggestion on taking the sg reading of must with undisolved sugers. ...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-05-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By jensmith
It will be fine. They can be added in either...

It will be fine. They can be added in either order or at the same time. I find it works better when the two packets are added one after the other.


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Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-04-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 23
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Posted By jensmith
Did you add peptic enzyme? Sent from my...

Did you add peptic enzyme?


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Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-03-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By jensmith
If the taste improved in the fridge then it was...

If the taste improved in the fridge then it was probely dropping sedament. This means that youre wine is not done yet and should not be bottled. The yeast is still in suspention, that does not tast...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-25-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By jensmith
Yes. You can add them now. Fermentaion will be...

Yes. You can add them now. Fermentaion will be fine.

By secanday fermentaion I assume you mean right after you racked it off of the fruit or yeast for the first time. Tecknicaly it is still on...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-22-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By jensmith
A quick rinse to take care any dust. Toss in a...

A quick rinse to take care any dust. Toss in a nylon sock and add to the wine. The reason for the sock is so you can take out the chips when you have enough oak flavor. Easier then racking it.
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Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-21-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21
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Posted By jensmith
Do you mean oak chips? Sent from my iPod...

Do you mean oak chips?


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Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-19-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By jensmith
I've never intentionaly made a port. I have made...

I've never intentionaly made a port. I have made wines that were port like! There are two ways to make port.
Bascicly is very short terms...
The "real" way. Make a wine with a med high sg to...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-19-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By jensmith
I've made five different batches of rubarb wine....

I've made five different batches of rubarb wine. Not one cleared on its own! Blends with 50% rubarb also do not clear. Everything else clears up easily. I use peptic enzyme 24h before pitching the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-18-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By jensmith
Try making a port with them. Thats just a little...

Try making a port with them. Thats just a little different then wine. Sounds more fun then finding room in the freezer for your plan. At least if youre freezer is anyway like mine!!
Or make a jam...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-18-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 242
Posted By jensmith
1-3 months most wines. Never with rubarb wine!! ...

1-3 months most wines. Never with rubarb wine!!



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Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-09-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By jensmith
If it is still not fermenting or is above 1.040...

If it is still not fermenting or is above 1.040 then yes, take the top off. Stir it several times a day. Keep it warm, 70 to 78. Add up to the recamended amount of nutriant if you have not yet done...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-04-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By jensmith
Take a hydrometer reading. When below 1.000 you...

Take a hydrometer reading. When below 1.000 you can rack to a carboy and airlock it. Some times it is ready to rack sonner, sometimes later. The number of days is not a big deal. Wine making is not...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-02-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 121
Posted By jensmith
Just drink it:-) If it is compleatly done...

Just drink it:-)

If it is compleatly done and degassed ....
canning jars will work. Just not good for aging. Drink them within three to six months.

Use glass vodca, ect, bottles with...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-01-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 179
Posted By jensmith
No need to worry about 24h. Just bottle it when...

No need to worry about 24h. Just bottle it when you get home.


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Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-01-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 36
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Posted By jensmith
Nice job:-). Lay them on their sides. You...

Nice job:-).

Lay them on their sides. You are right in thinking that keeps the corks from drying out.


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Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-29-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By jensmith
1116 and 1118 can be swaped just fine. They are...

1116 and 1118 can be swaped just fine. They are like identical twins that way :-)


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