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Old 08-22-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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I just want to say this site has helped me alot so far. One question I have I tried out my first wine and the taste was almost like grape juice with a slight yeast and alcohol flavor. It has been fermenting for about two weeks now and I'm just wondering if this is normal flavor for unaged air and if I let it age will it taste better in six months or so? Thank you for any help!

 
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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yep, that is exactly what it should taste like. You shouldn't be opening your carboy up to taste though because at 2 weeks you really don't want oxygen to get to the wine.

 
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:48 AM   #3
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Wine does take lots of time. Ideally, I'd let my reds sit for 6+ months before I drank any, but that's hard to do when it's so delicious. I have a great brew pipeline, need to work on the wine pipeline.
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:57 AM   #4
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Yea this was my first attempt at making wine and i just made it from juice so I feel I need to experiment more before I start aging them.

 
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:48 PM   #5
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I know it is hard for the first time wine maker to not want to taste his/her wine but you really need to just walk away from the carboy and let nature take its course. Exposing the wine to too much oxygen is bad for it.

 
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:30 PM   #6
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I second Honda. I've tried to do things quickly, like bottle when sediment is still dropping. But with little patience comes large rewards.

 
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