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Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-17-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By Will_Tingle
As best I could tell it was a LONG time since...

As best I could tell it was a LONG time since that DJ last had a lid on it, so that vinegar was probably flavored with more than it's fair share of garage dirt....

Pro sterilization I hadn't...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-16-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By Will_Tingle
The time frames were examples, but if I...

The time frames were examples, but if I understand the above 2 responses properly, the bulk of your aging is better done in a DJ (due to head space) but then it needs a while in a bottle to get over...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-16-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,119
Posted By Will_Tingle
Infected DJ

I've just been given a half dozen old glass DJs, on of which contained the gloopy natural reduction of 15 year old wine - looks like oil, smells like vinegar.

Someone told me that once a DJ had...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-16-2009, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By Will_Tingle
Aging Wine

Is there a differnce (once the wine is clear) between

Aging for 3 months in the DJ, and 3 in the bottle

vs

Aging 6 months in the DJ, then bottle and drink

?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-10-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By Will_Tingle
Funnily enough, when I asked my dad if he had any...

Funnily enough, when I asked my dad if he had any idea's, he offerd me a can of petrol (gas) - that when I decided to ask here...

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Sorry about all the N00b question, but I'm a N00b...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-10-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Will_Tingle
Okay, so if I were making 5 X 1 gallon demijohns,...

Okay, so if I were making 5 X 1 gallon demijohns, could I split the pack between them?



So, how do you go on withj the 50/100g tubs of wine yeast you can buy then? they seem to be fine as long...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-09-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By Will_Tingle
Yeast Quantities

I've been thinking - given that the yeast basically "breeds" in your Wine, does it really matter how much yeast you start with? as far as I can gather the only difference it could make is a small...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-06-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By Will_Tingle
Screw 'em - If they don't like the bottles the...

Screw 'em - If they don't like the bottles the free booze comes in, they don't have to have any :)

Seriously, I was thinking of wine bottles for stuff I know we'll get through in a couple of days...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-04-2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By Will_Tingle
Looks like crow caps are definitely okay ...

Looks like crow caps are definitely okay

From JancisRobinson.com, for people who love good wine (http://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/20070625.html)
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-04-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By Will_Tingle
In the end I found that after 3 days in the...

In the end I found that after 3 days in the OxiClean, they could ALL be scrubbed clean with hot water, a squirt of kitchen cleaner and the rough side of a sponge.

Thanks to all who offered...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-31-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By Will_Tingle
You could always give actual kool-aid "wine" a...

You could always give actual kool-aid "wine" a go...

I Haven't tried it myself, but the idea is that you ferment sugar and water, then add Kool-Aid (2 sachets per gallon), then let it age for a...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-29-2009, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 996
Posted By Will_Tingle
Wine in Beer bottles.

How well does wine keep in crown cap or flip top beer bottles?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-28-2009, 01:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By Will_Tingle
Yikes! How about mild bleach solution - I've...

Yikes!

How about mild bleach solution - I've been lead to believe that about 1 teaspoon per gallon is strong enough to work, but mild enough that the residue won't be dangerous.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-27-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By Will_Tingle
Sterelising with Campden

What dilution do I use for sterilizing equipment with campden tablets?

How much contact time do I allow?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-27-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By Will_Tingle
Well, I've tried OxiClean (as per labels thread)...

Well, I've tried OxiClean (as per labels thread) and 2 of the bottles have come up a treat.

The rest are now without labels, but with impossible-to-remove glue squares.

I'll Try ammonia...
Forum: Soda Making 01-27-2009, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By Will_Tingle
I've been playing with yeast-carbing soda (as a...

I've been playing with yeast-carbing soda (as a side project while I wait for wine),, I've found that filtering it really kills the bubbles.

Your best bet is crash chill it open, then carfully...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-27-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 599
Posted By Will_Tingle
I'm too much of a noob to be able to advise you...

I'm too much of a noob to be able to advise you on what to make, but once its bottled, this instructable will help you keep it at it's best:

Instructables: How to keep wine...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-27-2009, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,228
Posted By Will_Tingle
[QUOTE=EoinMag;1094014]Here, I found that recipe...

[QUOTE=EoinMag;1094014]Here, I found that recipe I'd spotted before winemaking: requested recipe (Raisin Wine) (http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/reques97.asp)
[QUOTE]

Thanks!
...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-27-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,228
Posted By Will_Tingle
raisin wine

How would I go about making it?

My guess is: Boil and blend a good old ammount of raisins, and then treat it like cartoned fruit juice - how close am I?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-26-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,337
Posted By Will_Tingle
After just 3 days? Wow. Fair enough, thanks...

After just 3 days? Wow.

Fair enough, thanks for the reply, I'll go find me a syphon tube...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-26-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,337
Posted By Will_Tingle
Fermentation stopped after 3 days

I've got a 2L batch of orange hobo-wine (in a pop bottle with a baloon 'valve') made as follows:

1L pure OJ
14oz Sugar
Water
Yeast + nutrient starter


After just 3 days the fermentation...
Forum: Label Display & Discussion 01-25-2009, 07:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 38,076
Posted By Will_Tingle
Have you tried milk, in either a garden spray, or...

Have you tried milk, in either a garden spray, or one of the small sprey bottles from the drug-store (the ones that are ment to take small ammounts of cosmentics on vacation in)?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-25-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,469
Posted By Will_Tingle
Free bottles and Lable removal...

Well, after all my questions about corking my old screw top bottles, I had a brainwave...

The bottle bank in the municipal car-park near the top of our street rarely if ever has the lids locked,...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-25-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 967
Posted By Will_Tingle
ok, thanks.

ok, thanks.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-25-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 801
Posted By Will_Tingle
Same way a Glass can be made out of plastc...

Same way a Glass can be made out of plastc...
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