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Old 04-05-2007, 01:13 AM   #1
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i just started brewing my own wine i saw this thing on the internet about makeing wine from grape juice anyways i was just wondering if there are anytest i could by or make to see if it safe to drink

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Old 04-05-2007, 01:17 AM   #2
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man thats a hell of a recipe you've got there.......mind if I use it?

um why would it be dangerous? you aren't sanitizing with gasoline or anything are you?

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Old 04-05-2007, 01:17 AM   #3
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There are two important tests....

The sniff test.

and the taste test.

But first, I suggest you try the cram it all up your.... test. nevermind. Maybe just the are you on crack test?
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:19 AM   #4
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dnt get it.. how can it be dangerous?

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Old 04-05-2007, 01:19 AM   #5
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That "recipe" didn't belong in the database, so I moved it to the winemaking forum for you. You may want to re-post some of the pertinant info, I didn't realize it would all be lost when I moved it. But, the database is not the place to post questions.
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Old 04-05-2007, 02:08 PM   #6
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The main danger in fermented beverages is the creation of methanol (AKA wood alcohol). This caused by the breakdown and fermentation of the "woody" parts. If you are fermenting grape juice, not a problem. If you are making grappa, you would have to worry.
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:10 PM   #7
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ughh... grappa... now there's a vile liquid. It smells and tastes like freshly cut grass clippings <YUK!>
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Old 04-05-2007, 04:12 PM   #8
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I saw the recipe. Believe me, nothing was lost.
I don't think there is any danger accidently making grappa from grape juice unless your name is Jeebus.
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