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  1. PCasey

    Instant fermentation?

    ok, so I've had this cranberry wine batch that has been in a stuck fermentation for over 6 weeks. I was trying out some new yeast that I picked up and I was having no luck. So I finally gave up and whipped out the trusty red star Premiere Cuvee Wine Yeast packet and poured a quarter of a pack...
  2. PCasey

    stuck fermentation

    Hi yall I have a cranberry batch that has been doing nothing for the past 5 weeks. I used Old Orchards Cranberry concentrate. This is my 3rd cranberry batch so I know it should be going strong by now. I've added in more yeast, nothing. I've added different yeast. Still nothing. I've...
  3. PCasey

    Visual signs its ready to be racked

    Hi, I'm brewing some wine made from welche's concentrait. I'm not going to use a secondary and so my batch will go strait to bottling. I don't want to bottle it to early. What are the visual signs that I should look for in the wine that will tell me its time to bottle? Many people say if...
  4. PCasey

    Ph too high-no calcium carbonate on hand

    Hi. I made some cranberry wine not knowing the PH was going to turn out too high for the yeast. I really don't want drive all the day to the brew store to pick up some calcium carbonate. Can I throw in some Tums? or any other anti-acid that you find in your medical cabinate? **** whoops...
  5. PCasey

    Too much sugar?

  6. PCasey

    No fermentation

    Hi, I'm gonna say it right off the bat that I'm a noob. I Noticed no one was drinking an unopened bottle of Meijer's one gallon cranberry juice in the cubbord. I looked on the label and it didn't say it had preservatives in it so I threw in some yeast and put on an air lock. Its been 3 days...
  7. PCasey

    Too much sugar?

    Hi, I don't know If I added to much sugar or not. I've never followed a recipe because I'm just winging it and seeing with what I come up with. I'm making what I think is gonna turn out to be some wine (Welches concentrate). I just got bottling 1/4 of my current batch. (the carboy couldn't...