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Forum: Wine 09-25-2012, 12:11 PM
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Posted By carrie_mt
Thanks Yooper! That makes sense! I've got it...

Thanks Yooper! That makes sense! I've got it going now so I'm just in the waiting game...
Forum: Wine 09-20-2012, 01:30 PM
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Posted By carrie_mt
Yooper - I'm hoping you can help a newbie... ...

Yooper - I'm hoping you can help a newbie...

If I've got a bucket with apples/water/sugar up to my desired mark how accurate is my initial sg reading? I'd imagine once the apples are removed on...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-19-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By carrie_mt
Uhh... yeast starter? I just use a packet of dry...

Uhh... yeast starter? I just use a packet of dry yeast and sprinkle it on top of my liquid when it calls for it. Is there a reason I should be using liquid yeast/yeast starters instead of the dry...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-18-2012, 05:57 PM
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Posted By carrie_mt
To be honest I've never used marbles but it came...

To be honest I've never used marbles but it came up in my searches this morning when I was trying to figure out how others prevented the issue of not getting a full 5 gallons into the SFV.

Do you...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-18-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By carrie_mt
Thanks DarkBrood! I'm assuming if you are taking...

Thanks DarkBrood! I'm assuming if you are taking a 5 gallon recipe and converting to a larger recipe you'd multiply everything but yeast by 1.2 for a 6 gallon batch or 1.3 for a 6.5 gallon batch. ...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-18-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By carrie_mt
Larger volume in primary to prevent racking loss?

I've got a few wine batches under my belt but I'm still trying to figure a few things out. This is quite the learning process!

I'm trying to prevent loss when racking from my primary to my...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-04-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By carrie_mt
I learn something new everytime...now I know how...

I learn something new everytime...now I know how to make a sweet wine. *sigh* not what I had intended on this batch. Do you know if they will taste sweeter when cooled or less sweet? I thought the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-04-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By carrie_mt
I was wondering if it had to do with to high of a...

I was wondering if it had to do with to high of a SG. Unfortunately I weighed the recommended sugar out and added it - now I'll know to just add the sugar to the recommend SG and not worry about...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-04-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By carrie_mt
Stalled....maybe?

I've got three batches of wine that are about 6 months old but seem to be stalled...

1 gallon Red Current 8/14 - Montrachet yeast, SG 1.130 12-16 reading 1.042, 3/2 reading 1.036

1 gallon...
Forum: Montana HomeBrew Forum 01-27-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,414
Posted By carrie_mt
Oh yes - a balmy 30 today! I actually went out...

Oh yes - a balmy 30 today! I actually went out for a run over lunch!

I'm a newbie homebrewer myself so I actually just heard about the club. It doesn't show on their website but the next...
Forum: Montana HomeBrew Forum 01-26-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,414
Posted By carrie_mt
There is also a homebrew club in Belgrade/Bozeman...

There is also a homebrew club in Belgrade/Bozeman - google bridger brew crew to find it.

To set the record straight - I have never seen temps near -40 here. -20 is about the worst I've seen here...
Forum: Wine 09-30-2010, 03:00 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 90,723
Posted By carrie_mt
I probably didn't let it ferment all the way then...

I probably didn't let it ferment all the way then - I looked at my records and it was .998 when I added the campden/sorbate. Is there any harm in leaving it a carbouy for longer - say testing it and...
Forum: Wine 09-21-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 391
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Posted By carrie_mt
I've got bottle bombs! After the first 2 gallon...

I've got bottle bombs! After the first 2 gallon batch I did that was so successfull I did a 5 gallon batch. It fermented out around 1.00 after about 8weeks. I did 5 campden tablets and 1/4tsp...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-21-2010, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 600
Posted By carrie_mt
Newbie here myself - I must like to learn the...

Newbie here myself - I must like to learn the hard way because I thought I could skip the bucket and go straight to the carboy since I had the juice from the fruit. I *thought* I was taking a short...
Forum: Wine 08-19-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 42,802
Posted By carrie_mt
Awesome - Thanks Yooper! I'll give it a try! ...

Awesome - Thanks Yooper! I'll give it a try!

The crabapple juice and jelly I made last year with them was delish so I think it will make a great wine!
Forum: Wine 08-19-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 42,802
Posted By carrie_mt
YooperBrew said: Just make sure you use "real"...

YooperBrew said: Just make sure you use "real" crabapples, not those ornamental fruits.

Silly me planted an ornamental crabapple tree in my front yard 6 years ago because I didn't want to have to...
Forum: Wine 06-14-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 45,552
Posted By carrie_mt
I tried the recipe posted here from twistederanch...

I tried the recipe posted here from twistederanch - followed it exactly as it was only my second time making something so I'm not up for adventure yet! I didn't sweeten it but I did add the frozen...
Forum: Wine 04-29-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 90,723
Posted By carrie_mt
Thanks for the reply! I'm so new to this that it...

Thanks for the reply! I'm so new to this that it makes my head spin! I did learn how to use my hydrometer off this recipe and calculate ABV though so I'm headed in the right direction.

I did add...
Forum: Wine 04-28-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 90,723
Posted By carrie_mt
I just made a 2 gallon batch of this following...

I just made a 2 gallon batch of this following your recipe exactly - the directions were great! I've only got one batch of wine under my belt so I really appreciated the detailed instructions. The...
Forum: Wine 03-24-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 45,552
Posted By carrie_mt
I'm new to this whole thing and trying to learn...

I'm new to this whole thing and trying to learn as much as I can. Your recipe has caught my interest and I would like to try it but in a smaller batch. I've looked everywhere here for how to...
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