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    Where to buy grapevines?

    Anyone? Or should I just go with muscadine because of low-maintenance?
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    Where to buy grapevines?

    About 2 years ago I planted some muscadine and got from it enough grapes to make 2 gallons of wine this past summer. Later I decided to put in two more trelises of same length for more grapes, however, I am not sure what grapevines I should buy..... Should I go again with muscadine or concord...
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    Pomegranate Wine

    Did you use one of those 100% POM pomegranate juice? like the one sold in costco?
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    Pomegranate Wine

    Lately I got curious in eighter doing pomegranate wine or mead.... What is total weigh of used pomegranates? Or how large those pomegranates you used?
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    Good recipe for first mead?

    Thank you all for your replies. I just found two more bottles of honey that I have apparently bought before. So actually I have close to 20lb. So probably I don't really need to worry about amount of honey...
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    Good recipe for first mead?

    Hello everyone. I am planning to start 6-gallon mead this week and I am trying to find a good recipe for my first attempt at mead. At the moment I have about 10 lb of honey, do you think it would be enough or I would need to get some more? I know I would need more if I would want to make sweet...
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    When should I bottle my wine?

    I started this wine in about late August, then after 3 weeks I racked it into second fermenter. I made it from dark muscadine grapes. I haven't used any enzyme. Also, about a month ago, I racked it one more time to remove collected lees. Since then a bit more of it settled, but much less. Right...
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    When should I bottle my wine?

    I have my wine in second fermentation vessel since early September. When do you think I should bottle it? Its not yet clear. I also curious if I should try to use bentonite? I heard it can help clear the wine. I am just wondering if its safe to use it and if it can effect the taste in a...
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    Cover/wrap carboy from light/sun? Wine ormead making

    Should carboy that having wine or mead brewing in second fermentation stage be covered or wrapped from light and sun? Or should it be in other direction?
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    Buying Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) that is best for mead brewing?

    I am looking to buy wormwood but I am interested to know which kind would be the best for brewing mead? Does anyone use it here in their mead brewing?
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    Water in airlock going in wrong direction?

    I am using glass jugs.. But I guess maybe its the temperature.. since it dropped few degrees here and I didn't bother to turn on heater just yet. What is optimal amount of water in airlocks?
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    Water in airlock going in wrong direction?

    I have my wine in the second fermination now (in two 1 gallon jugs). However for last few days I was seeing water in both airlock going in wrong direction. To prevent it getting sucked in, I reset the airlock few times. However I don't understand why it would do this, expecially since a day or...
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    How much honey for 6 gallon of mead?

    I am planning to make 6 gallons of mead. How much honey would I need to use? I have about 10 pounds of Costco honey now.
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    Large headspace in second fermentation?

    Ah thanks. That's good idea. I might go and buy some.
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    Large headspace in second fermentation?

    I ordered 6 gallon carboy. However I only have about 3 gallon of wine in it now, during second fermentation I racked it today. Will this large headspace be a problem?
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    Any homebrewers in Alabama ?

    I am from Huntsville, AL. Started doing my first batch of wine, from some muscadine I collected last week from my yard. Prior to this was only brewing kvass.
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    Where can I buy carboys localy?

    Thank for info. I tried to contact them by phone, but I was never able to get through. I might go there today or tomorrow and see that they have. I have ordered a carboy already from NorthernBrewer, but I might buy another from them too, since I think my first batch of wine needs racking pretty...
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    Where can I buy carboys localy?

    I am living in Huntsville, AL. Does anyone know any brewing shops where I could buy carboys?
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