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    Grape & Sultana Wine

    OK I know it's a daft name, but I am new. I've been making some great wine from kits so I thought I'd try my own recipe. I had some grapes that had got a bit dry so I basically juiced them and added a bit of sugar , I also added some sultanas after soaking them in boiling water. The OG...
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    Bottle Conditioning not started

    I've made a really nice taking lager which was crystal clear and tasted great. I was hoping to condition in Plastic bottles, so added syrup to the lager and bottled hoping for it to harden up. The problem is it's not firming up (after 3 weeks) and so it's pretty flat and too sweet. I've...
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    First brew lovely and clear then went cloudy

    Just brewed my first beer. Took some time to condition in 2l plastic bottles, but went lovely and clear in my warm brewing box. Put first bottle in fridge and drank it that day, absolutely lovely. Clear as a bell, and tasted beautiful. Nice head and remainder even had a head following...
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    Brewing box idea worked then stopped -help?

    I've started brewing in reasonable quantities now with different wines and mash. My wife was not very happy at the dining room being taken up with three 30 bottle plastic buckets so I moved them to the garage/shed. The brew then stopped because of the cold, (I rescued the wine by bringing...
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    Cider too tart

    Made some cider from own apples that had low sg and fermented like crazy for three weeks. It then stopped and is still cloudy (will try some peptic ) It was also very tart, (but apart from that good taste) so I added some sugar, (now it's a bit too sweet). It hasn't started fermenting...
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    Newbie Idiot Mistake

    Hi Just made some excellent Chardonnay (from a kit), and decided to start a batch of cider. Totally messed up, added contents of cider kit to fermentation jar and sugar water etc couldn't find airlock, then remembered I'd left it in bottom of fermentation jar - SOAKING IN STERILISER...
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    Bung and fermentation lock popped out

    Newbie question, Uisng a kit to brew wine in 5 gallon bin with fermentation lock. Supposed to take 5 days. Added yeast and it was bubbling away nicely when I left it this morning but when I returned the bung and airlock were on the foor alongside the bin. I've now replaced the bung...