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Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-10-2014, 12:16 AM
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Will do. Thanks Doc. Sent from my iPhone...

Will do. Thanks Doc.


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Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-08-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Jacktar
This is the one: ...

This is the one: http://www.winebeerkits.com/Gew159rztraminer-Riesling-Yakima-Valley.html


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Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-08-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Jacktar
Do these flavour packs just include sugars or...

Do these flavour packs just include sugars or would I be losing flavour too? I like dry, but but I don't want to lose flavour.


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Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-07-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By Jacktar
Flavour Pack?

I'm currently brewing a Riesling gerwurtztraminer kit. It was an expensive Cellar Craft kit that came with a small bottle of additive to put in after one of the rackings. The guy at the HBS said...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-25-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Jacktar
Thanks Yooper. Do you have a ballpark for the...

Thanks Yooper. Do you have a ballpark for the oak cubes? Can you perhaps tell me how long you've kept them in for if you've ever used them?

My wine is a Syrah. How long would you recommend I...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-25-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Jacktar
Bulk Aging Questions

Newbie wine maker with a few questions.

1. Should i keep my oak cubes in the carboy as i bulk age, or just the 12 days recommended in the 6 week instructions?

2. Also, if I intend to age in...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-11-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Jacktar
Yes. I have a premium kit with skins. Off to...

Yes. I have a premium kit with skins. Off to stir my wine. Thanks folks.


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Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-11-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By Jacktar
Stir My Wine?

Wine kit instructions say to stir my wine in the primary everyday for the first 10!days. Won't this oxidize my wine?


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Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-05-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Jacktar
Ok, so I'll use an airlock and make sure it...

Ok, so I'll use an airlock and make sure it doesn't go dry. So I add at least 1.5 tap of metabisulfate. Should I add more? What happens if you add too much?

How about degassing? Do I whip it...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 05-05-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Jacktar
Bulk Aging

I've made some cheapy Costco wine kits before and I was happy them, but they lacked body. I recently bought a Cellar Craft Showcase which cost about 4 times more than the Costco kit. I'm thinking...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-04-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 374
Posted By Jacktar
+1OBK. I buy everything from them. I've bought...

+1OBK. I buy everything from them. I've bought 3kegs plus taps too.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-03-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Jacktar
That's not what I wanted to hear, but you may be...

That's not what I wanted to hear, but you may be right.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-03-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Jacktar
Adding water to keg?

I legged my IPA last night and I ended up with an ABV of 6.9. This I way too high. Can/should I just add a few liters of water to my keg to bring this down? I think I boiled too much water off...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-24-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Jacktar
Yooper has gotten to the heart of my question. I...

Yooper has gotten to the heart of my question. I was wondering if my wort had finished up initial fermentation quickly because of these long links. I did mash at a pretty high temp, 156-58, so...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-23-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Jacktar
I usually use us05 and it normally takes much...

I usually use us05 and it normally takes much longer than this. I'm curious to see how dry this beer will go.


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Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-23-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By Jacktar
Do non-fermentables contribute to gravity?

Brewed an AG stout using s04 yeast. OG: 1054. It's only been 3days and the krausen has dropped and bubbling has slowed waaaaay down. Is this just the character of the yeast burning through my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Jacktar
I used a lid from a pot as a false bottom. Took...

I used a lid from a pot as a false bottom. Took about 1/2h to get up to temp. I was doing it in my garage with the door open an it was just above freezing.

What's the advantage of heating...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-15-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Jacktar
Feedback Request

I need some feedback on my BIAB process. I did my first and only one 10 days ago using this method and I plan to do another this weekend. It was an American IPA.

I put 10lbs of 2 row + 1 lbs of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 769
Posted By Jacktar
Turkey fryer basket

Does anyone know if there's room to put the basket that comes with a turkey fryer in a kettle that has a temperature probe? I'd like to try my hand at BIAB and I think the basket would make this...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-10-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,054
Posted By Jacktar
It's ready. No gravity change in 6 weeks.

It's ready. No gravity change in 6 weeks.
Forum: Mead Forum 12-09-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,054
Posted By Jacktar
Thanks guys. Into the bottles it will go.

Thanks guys. Into the bottles it will go.
Forum: Mead Forum 12-08-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,054
Posted By Jacktar
Here're some pics.

Here're some pics.
Forum: Mead Forum 12-08-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,054
Posted By Jacktar
Will my mead make me sick?

I made my first melomel this fall, but life got in the way and it ended up staying in the carboy and on the yeast cake for a long time. I brewed on sept 5, took a gravity reading on oct 28 and again...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-27-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Jacktar
Well that seems pretty unanimous. Going to be...

Well that seems pretty unanimous. Going to be expensive though. And then my other taps will be pretty obsolete.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 10-26-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By Jacktar
Sticky Taps

I have three taps on my kegerator and I find that my taps stick fiercely if I don't pour from them regularly. Anybody have a solution for this? I know I can clean them with my DIY line cleaner but...
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