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    Is my wine supposed to taste bad at bottling?

    Hi I have just bottled a WineBuddy Pinot Grigio 30 bottle kit and had a few sips in a glass as well. I followed the instructions and it was in the fermenter for 7 days (I know you should keep it in longer but I just wanted to follow the instructions on my first time). However it tastes bad but...
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    Low final gravity and solvent-like taste

    Extract brewer here - I attempted an IPA that was supposed to have an OG of 1.070 and FG of 1.016 using white labs WLP001 yeast and pilsen DME. I made a starter for this, my first time doing so, and don't have a magnetic stirrer so I used the 'shake whenever you're around method' for about 32...
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    Nearly Undrinkable

    Good afternoon everyone, A month ago I started a batch of traditional mead with raw Acacia blossom honey. This stuff fermented down to bone dry in 10 days flat, and I racked. Obviously I have to sample it, and it was TERRIBLE. Strange smell, maybe some H2S but ultimately just smells weird...