Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Wine-oops
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-07-2011, 02:14 PM   #1
Layne
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Gonzales, Louisiana
Posts: 967
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default Wine-oops

I made a 5 gallon batch of blueberry wine late last year.
Arround Christmas, I filled a few bottles. There is still 3+ gallons in the glass carboy.
Last night, I noticed the water/starsan in the airlock was gone. Could have been gone for months. I have not tasted it yet.
Is the wine likely ruined? Stale? something else?
I guess I should taste it, but just wondering what has transpired.


Layne is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2011, 02:36 PM   #2
jaycount
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Posts: 1,009
Liked 20 Times on 20 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Read alot of stories about this. Odds are in your favor that it's not a problem.

Only one way to find out.


jaycount is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2011, 09:00 PM   #3
Layne
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Gonzales, Louisiana
Posts: 967
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Anybody?
Layne is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2011, 09:07 PM   #4
Boerderij_Kabouter
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Boerderij_Kabouter's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
Posts: 8,467
Liked 135 Times on 110 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

You have likely introduced a bit of oxygen. That really isn't a big deal. I have never made blueberry wine, but so long as you didn't catch a bug (just taste it) and it tastes reasonably good, you're good to go. Just give it a taste test, and forget that you forgot.
Boerderij_Kabouter is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2011, 09:14 PM   #5
Layne
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Gonzales, Louisiana
Posts: 967
Liked 19 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

"Forget that you forgot"
I love that advise! Will taste tonight and advise.
Thanks guys.


Layne is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
oops! bterry25 Wine Making Forum 3 07-07-2009 03:18 AM
OOPS, guess I joined the club... DoctorCAD Wine Making Forum 2 03-17-2009 12:05 PM
oops... apfelwein mistake mullimat Wine Making Forum 1 03-28-2008 11:13 PM
Apfelwein oops, what have I done? Petunia Wine Making Forum 7 03-21-2008 04:43 PM
Oops, forgot about sunlight... CallMeZoot Wine Making Forum 6 12-12-2007 04:09 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS