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Old 01-18-2013, 03:43 PM   #231
DaveVanO
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Question: I made a gallon of this on 1/11. Didnt get the SG but, last night I tested the gravity and it was 1.000. So its finished after a week. Just add the 6oz's of ingredients to a secondary, rack onto the stuff, Then shake to stir it up? then let it sit for longer. Sounds about right? Is fermentation finished and this addition is just to backsweeten?



 
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:04 PM   #232
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I made this back in September (I think). I lost my notes but remember fermenting for 5 weeks. I also remember using 3 lbs of honey instead of 2.....oops! I bottled on 11/2/12 and just cracked a bottle open. it tastes great and I can't wait to make it again! This time I will reduce the honey.



 
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:39 PM   #233
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I have an empty carboy sitting around and some spare EC1118 to use. I think I will mix up a batch of this next week.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:43 PM   #234
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Made a variation of this today. I say variation since there's no clover honey nor Welch's grape juice in Israel. We don't have Lalvin yeasts too but I brought some EC-1118 and D47 home with me from my trip in the US last year.

So anyway my ingredients list was:
1 kilogram citrus honey
2 liters organic grape juice
1.5 liters reverse osmosis water (was supposed to put 1 liter but I'm stupid)
5 grams Lalvin EC-1118
1 tsp Fermaid-K

Original gravity was way lower than I expected (1.062), possibly because I used more water than needed. I may add some more grape juice and honey later on during fermentation.

Hope this turns out well. Here's two pics, first all the ingredients, then the jug in my fermentation chamber (next to Best Laid Plans munich stout on the left and Bee Cave Hefeweizen on the right):
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:44 PM   #235
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made a variant of this today, substituted Ocean Spray mixed berry instead of the Welch's Concord. the mixed berry had grape ,strawberry , blackberry, cranberry and apple juices. also use kv1 116 instead
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:50 PM   #236
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Anyone know if this will clear or not? My grape one seems like it wont clear, even with finings

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:13 PM   #237
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Anyone know if this will clear or not? My grape one seems like it wont clear, even with finings
If it was me I would try pectic enzyme, but this is just a guess
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:05 PM   #238
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Use bentonite. Therr s a YouTube vid on it . I have tryed it and it works .

 
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:58 PM   #239
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My thing is, i used sparkloid. Its been aging for a little bit, I put sparkloid in it like 2 weeks ago. It is a little bit clear when I hold it up to light. but normally it isnt. And the one i made with white concord cherry cleared nicely. but seemed to have stopped also. Might just bottle them unclear and let it go.

 
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:46 AM   #240
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Im not a wine drinker, but I wanted to try this out. It's fairly sweet to me, I like it. I should really find out how the ABV is, but it doesn't burn too bad as it goes down.


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