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    First try at dandelion wine....

    Thanks so much for the input! We removed the flower petals and raked it and the ring has mixed together with the rest of the must. We put in a regular narrow neck carboy now and it is bubbling in the airlock. It is slow bubbles but I see now it is doing its job. I was so worried about that...
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    First try at dandelion wine....

    The recipe I followed was 3lb sugar, 3 quarts petals ONLY, 3 oranges juiced and zest, 1 lemon juiced and zest, 1 tsp yeast nutrient, 1 wine yeast 71b The recipe said nothing about soaking the petals in advance so I did not. I wanted to keep as much of the flower flavors as possible so I did not...
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    First try at dandelion wine....

    I am still pretty new at brewing/wine making but I have done several batches of this and that so I was super excited to try dandelion wine when the flowers began to bloom. So my wife and I picked flowers for 3 days and froze them until we had enough. And last weekend we set the wine in a wide...
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    First timer! Help!

    Thanks for the reply! Makes me much relieved but may I ask why are the 2 batches different. One created this film and lots of bubbles and the other didnt and has had less bubble collect on the top.
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    First timer! Help!

    What is this? Is it ruined? This is our 2nd batch of muscadine wine that has gave us 3 gallons and all 3 have this strange film on the neck of the bottle and on the bottom of the air lock. It has been fermenting for almost a week. Our first batch has not had this film and not quite as many...
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