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Old 01-16-2009, 07:21 PM   #1
Jan 2009
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It does not smell like wine yet and I dont know if it should by now since is my first time making wine. I just racked it for the 2nd time since fermentation and it still smells does not smell bad but it doesnt smell like a wine...

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Old 01-16-2009, 07:43 PM   #2
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What's the recipe, when did you start it, how does it look, have there been any complications?
Meads: Hababero and Sarrano Capiscumel, Show Mead possibly getting split and flavored, and 12 gallons of Bochet Deliciousness
Ciders:3 Ciders with differing additives TBD, Strawberry/Apple Cider
Wine: Black Cherry Vanilla Port

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Old 01-16-2009, 08:06 PM   #3
Matt Up North
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It should start tasting like wine roughly a month after you get it out of fermentation. If you have racked it twice then you should be there most likely. I made wine this year and it tasted like a very fruity wine (think Beaujolais Nuveax(sp?)) two weeks after pressing.
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Old 01-17-2009, 09:29 AM   #4
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Usually it takes a couple of months, sometimes even longer (depending on materials and method) for gasses and ferment byproducts to clear out. Keep re-bottling. Sometimes you may have to strain, if any must still remains.

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