Coldbreak Brewing Giveaway - Open to All!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Plum Wine, Complete newb! Save me from myself!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-15-2012, 04:07 PM   #11
brazedowl
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 850
Liked 35 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Le gasp! so so sorry for suggesting it then... I have no idea what happened.


__________________
In Progress: White Clover Wine
In Progress: Blueberry Wine (1)
In Progress: Fresh Fig Wine
In Progress: Ginger Spiced Cider
Bottled: oodles and oodles
______________________

"What senses do we lack that we cannot see or hear another world all around us?"
brazedowl is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 06:19 PM   #12
IXVolt
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
IXVolt's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Southern Oregon
Posts: 1,734
Liked 79 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 77

Default

Not a big deal, just curious why it happened. I usually don't have any problems with my cider...

Could excess yeast nutrient or higher pitching rates cause this I wonder?


IXVolt is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 08:24 PM   #13
MzAnnie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Columbia, Mississippi
Posts: 215
Liked 10 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 65

Default

That is some beautiful looking wine-to-be!!! Love the color!
MzAnnie is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 10:11 AM   #14
EoinMag
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Dublin, Ireland.
Posts: 1,178
Liked 60 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 58

Default

I've found on wines that have a lot of fruit content that you can get a "chapeau" or cap of solids that will rise with fermentation, it could be that.
__________________
http://beernvictuals.blogspot.com/20...rters-and.html
http://beernvictuals.blogspot.com

You didn't say you didn't love me, when you were stretched out across my bed
You're drinkin' moonshine whisky and talking all outta your head.
Rory Gallagher - Pistol Slapper Blues (Trad)
EoinMag is offline
IXVolt Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2012, 03:35 PM   #15
IXVolt
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
IXVolt's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Southern Oregon
Posts: 1,734
Liked 79 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 77

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EoinMag View Post
I've found on wines that have a lot of fruit content that you can get a "chapeau" or cap of solids that will rise with fermentation, it could be that.
That's exactly what it looked like! There was pulp like material in the neck and air lock.
IXVolt is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2012, 01:30 PM   #16
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 65,121
Liked 5934 Times on 4231 Posts
Likes Given: 1514

Default

The other thing is color. It sure seems like the darkest purple wines bubble over onto light hardwood flooring- especially wines that stain!

I usually top off after fermentation slows way down- or when I rack.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2012, 01:35 PM   #17
EoinMag
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Dublin, Ireland.
Posts: 1,178
Liked 60 Times on 39 Posts
Likes Given: 58

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper View Post
The other thing is color. It sure seems like the darkest purple wines bubble over onto light hardwood flooring- especially wines that stain!

I usually top off after fermentation slows way down- or when I rack.
We call that sods law
__________________
http://beernvictuals.blogspot.com/20...rters-and.html
http://beernvictuals.blogspot.com

You didn't say you didn't love me, when you were stretched out across my bed
You're drinkin' moonshine whisky and talking all outta your head.
Rory Gallagher - Pistol Slapper Blues (Trad)
EoinMag is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2012, 04:57 PM   #18
IXVolt
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
IXVolt's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Southern Oregon
Posts: 1,734
Liked 79 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 77

Default

I recently started some blackberry wine and it had the same pulp type bubbles.

You can see the plum wine int he background has settled down a bit and changed color.
Click image for larger version

Name:	20120820_003615.jpg
Views:	313
Size:	76.5 KB
ID:	72481  
IXVolt is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2012, 06:54 PM   #19
ryclo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: marga, ritaville
Posts: 131
Liked 22 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

I just made a test batch of plum wine that was simply a couple pounds of plums cut up and mixed with water. Then pressed thru a strainer. I didnt have any wine yeast so I tossed in some dennys fav 50 ale yeast and away it went. Three days with a nice krausen and tons of airlock activity. Now its just barely bubbling and I tried a little taste and it certainly tastes like wine! Crazy stuff but I have a HUGE plum tree that I need to find something to do with all the plums...
ryclo is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2012, 06:21 AM   #20
PDXHollyD
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 33
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I have plums falling off the tree too. What's a good yeast to use for plum wine?
Also, is it a good or bad idea to press the plums in my apple press and just use juice, as opposed to chopping and putting in boiling water?


PDXHollyD is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cap on Plum wine feffer Wine Making Forum 2 07-23-2011 02:20 AM
Plum Wine Help Rickochet Wine Making Forum 4 08-22-2010 11:55 AM
Plum wine SMOKEU Wine Making Forum 5 02-13-2010 01:27 PM
Plum Wine norn_irn Wine Making Forum 3 10-23-2009 04:02 AM
Plum Wine: Ring of white growth in carboy above wine etisdale Wine Making Forum 6 10-03-2009 06:20 PM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS