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    Absurd persimmon project

    It's alive!
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    Absurd persimmon project

    Brilliant! My feeble one gallon batch now needs therapy for its feelings of inadequacy.
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    kit wine noob question

    The persimmon is still bubbling away. Must be some hungry yeast! It's a pale yellow and smells very hot. Looks like it'll be some time before it settles down. Sweet potato wine is already quite clear and I'll probably rack it again this weekend and get a reading. The Valpolicella is bottled...
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    kit wine noob question

    I dig what you're saying. The inlaws were here for a 4 day weekend (house had to be a bit warmer) and there was a bit more activity on the airlocks. Right now it's just keeping positive pressure and the room temp is back down to a (wonderfully comfortable) 69 degrees. I've had a lot of wine...
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    kit wine noob question

    Not so much with house temp fluctuations. The room my wine stuff is set up in stays between 65 - 70. When I last checked gravity it started perking up a bit for about 12 hours but it's died down again. I'll probably check it again in a day or two and rack into secondary. Another thing I've...
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    kit wine noob question

    Thanks for the quick replies and for the hearty welcome. Cheers!
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    kit wine noob question

    So I started a Grand Cru Valpolicella on 10/23 and followed the instructions (as far as I could tell) to a tee. Starting SG was 1.082 (right in the range it should have been. I used a 6 gal bucket as for the primary and sealed up tight and used an airlock. The instructions say to rack on day...
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