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Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-08-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By DoctorCAD
Just a guess, but I would say that the flavoring...

Just a guess, but I would say that the flavoring is riesling grape juice, probably concentrated. I'd add some and taste. Keep adding until its good
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-08-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By DoctorCAD
I tried to look up a Cellar Craft RG but couldn't...

I tried to look up a Cellar Craft RG but couldn't find one. Post the name of the kit (the whole name), please.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-08-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By DoctorCAD
There are dry Rieslings and dry...

There are dry Rieslings and dry Gerwurtztraminers, but the majority of them seem to be sweet or semi-sweet.

Personally, I like a dry Riesling.

Its up to the winemaker (You!!!).
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-08-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 60
Posted By DoctorCAD
Truly, the only sweet wine kits available are the...

Truly, the only sweet wine kits available are the "mist" type kits (Orchard Breezin, Island Mist). They ferment a base grape juice to dry and get their sweetness and flavor by adding in a quart or...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-03-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By DoctorCAD
Did you check the SG after mixing everything up? ...

Did you check the SG after mixing everything up? That is by far the most important number in winemaking.

Oh, and you won't be making a sweet wine, you will be making a dry wine and sweetening it...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-01-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 207
Posted By DoctorCAD
1.09x is a good place to start, I shoot for 1.092...

1.09x is a good place to start, I shoot for 1.092 to 1.094. Seemd to be a good starting point, not too much alcohol but enough to keep ugly stuff from affecting the finished wine.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-28-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By DoctorCAD
No, add some water to get the SG down to a...

No, add some water to get the SG down to a reasonable level, 1.100 or less.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-26-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By DoctorCAD
The real question is why is your gravity so high...

The real question is why is your gravity so high that you can't measure it with a standard hydrometer?

That is not good for the yeast, nor will it make a drinkable wine (at least for many years).
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-19-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By DoctorCAD
Wine should not clear in the first rack. All the...

Wine should not clear in the first rack. All the first rack does is get the wine off the gross lees so that it doesn't pick up off-flavors from the dead yeast cells or rotting fruit.

Now, after...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-16-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By DoctorCAD
If your marbles or glass beads are 1/2" in...

If your marbles or glass beads are 1/2" in diameter, it would take 220 to make one cup.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-16-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By DoctorCAD
I think you'll find way more "no headspace"...

I think you'll find way more "no headspace" opinions than "headspace is OK" opinions.

Oxygen is not what ages wine, time and micro-oxygenation are 2 of the parts (of hundreds) needed to age wine.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-16-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By DoctorCAD
Water if its only a cup or so. A similar wine if...

Water if its only a cup or so. A similar wine if its a half bottle or more. A smaller carboy if its a half-gallon or more!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-13-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By DoctorCAD
Oh, and that second choice is still a very good...

Oh, and that second choice is still a very good wine.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-13-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By DoctorCAD
If you want bad wine...

If you want bad wine...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-13-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By DoctorCAD
All that foam is a good sign of fermentation. ...

All that foam is a good sign of fermentation.

NEVER rely on "bubbles" in an airlock. NEVER!!!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By DoctorCAD
Wine hates oxygen, so holding the wine in a...

Wine hates oxygen, so holding the wine in a bucket is not a good idea, as there is a huge amount of the wine in contact with the oxygen in the air.

I hope you realize that wine needs to sit for...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-12-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By DoctorCAD
Typical brew day is clean equipment...sanitize...

Typical brew day is clean equipment...sanitize equipment...mix must...pitch yeast.

Anything more detailed will have to wait until you decide on a type of wine.

P.S. Wine is soooooooooo much...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-11-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By DoctorCAD
Williams Brewing makes a great Malbec kit. It...

Williams Brewing makes a great Malbec kit. It only comes with the most basic stuff (including instructions) but it is easy and makes good wine.

If you brew beer, you already know of Williams and...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-07-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By DoctorCAD
True, but the wine will not be in water bottles!

True, but the wine will not be in water bottles!
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-05-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 801
Posted By DoctorCAD
Same amount of work, time and effort required to...

Same amount of work, time and effort required to do 1 gallon as 6 gallons. Much bigger requires just more room and the time to move that uch liquid around.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-30-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By DoctorCAD
Nope, its probably not going to be very tasty no...

Nope, its probably not going to be very tasty no matter what you at this point.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-26-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By DoctorCAD
The base wines are probably the same or very...

The base wines are probably the same or very similar. It should be fine.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-21-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By DoctorCAD
10 minutes...Heck, sometimes I will degas for 45...

10 minutes...Heck, sometimes I will degas for 45 minutes 3 or 4 days in a row.

Kits really hold on to CO2.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-19-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By DoctorCAD
Thats why I suggested his OG was too high to...

Thats why I suggested his OG was too high to start with. It just makes things difficult to work with.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-18-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 446
Posted By DoctorCAD
1.141 is waaaay too high. Stsrting at 1.100 or...

1.141 is waaaay too high. Stsrting at 1.100 or less will give you better predictability.
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