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  1. TahoePowderHound

    Oak toast suggestions

    I am a long time cider/beer/mead brewer finally doing my first wine. I purchased 150 lbs of Zinfandel from a vineyard with 100 year old vines as part of a group buy. I’m still punching caps for the next few days, and doing a concurrent/simaltaneous malolactic fermentation. Does anyone have any...
  2. Scientific hippie

    What yeast do you recommend for a dry elderberry wine?

    I am eagerly awaiting the delivery of my wine kit so that I can practice making elderberry wine with canned and dried berries before my own shrubs mature next year. The kit comes with "wine yeast," with no further description. I have found some recipes from a Texas winemaker that call for...
  3. Ring Many

    What should I use to top-up my demijohn for Plum wine?

    Hi everyone, I've been making some plum wine, but there isn't enough of the wine to fill my demijohns: I don't have a smaller container to put these in. I'd estimate I need around 600-700ml to full these 2 demijohns. .Left demijohn is 1.9 litre, right is 5 litre. I've been reading about...
  4. W

    Chemistry Off In Winexpert Kit?

    Hey forum, I'm making wine from a kit: Selection Premium Vieux Chateau Du Roi (Chateauneuf du Pape) I'm going to follow the instructions, except for the sorbate. I've added the water & bentonite per the instructions, mixed (did not start fermentation), and took some chemistry readings (using...