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Dissolving bentonite
I've been experimenting with using bentonite to clarify. I've been trying to add it with the must before pitching the yeast. Adding it as it's packaged causes it just to settle to the bottom right...
14 years ago 6
 
homemade yeast energizer?
Is there some way to grow yeast using a homemade alternative to the yeast energizer sold for wine making? I'd like to be able to re-use the yeast from one batch of fermentation for successive batches....
14 years ago 5
 
Wine drinking dangerous ???? :-(
Hi folks. With all the problems with alcohol seemingly rampant in the UK lately - for various reasons, cheapness, accessibility, street-cred, etc. etc. - it seems to be the fashion in the media lately...
12 years ago 12
 
Pomegranate wine update
I started 2.6 gallons of pomegrantate wine (from pure juice) back on Dec 23. Starting data were 1.09SG, 0.65TA, and 72°F. The fermentation has slowed considerably, but is still creating little...
13 years ago 5
 
Racking from a SS Tank
We racked from a 300L SS tank to a plastic tub and back into SS using a siphon hose. It took forever. Could I just draw from the spigot or do I risk pulling out too much sediment? I always rack from...
13 years ago 5
 
How can you build a DIY wine filter?
I'd like to build a DIY wine filter, so yesterday I went to Home Depot to look at the water filters they sell. They have GE filter cartridges (such as the FXUTC), which can filter particles in the...
13 years ago 15
 
Lalvin EC-1118 same as RedStar Premier Curvee?
The information at Jack Keller's website and the information in Lum's manual both speak very favorably about "Lalvin EC-1118 (Prise de Mousse). It appears to be tolerant of low temps (40-95 F) (good...
14 years ago 4
 
Has my wine gone bad?
OK, now I've got something going on that I've never seen before and the store I bought the wine kit from does not have a clue either... I have just added my metabisulphite and sorbate and then stirred...
15 years ago 2
 
Work out percentage alcohol (please help)
Hi all, Just made my first batch of wine. Can somebody please offer some advice. If I know the starting gravity (1080) and I know the final gravity (992) what is the equation to work out the...
15 years ago 21
 
Cranberry Wine from Juice - Recipes?
My sister has asked me for wines made from cranberries, any sort I might find. I'm looking to do a batch or two from Welch's 100% White-Grape Cranberry, and I will also be using Jack's Cran-raspberry...
14 years ago 4
 
Does anyone have an address in Canada where I could get these wonder wine kits
Used these years ago and have not seen for a long time. We actually enjoyed the wine when it was finished but I had mine chilled. I would be willing to buy it from the USA if I had to. Any info would...
3 years ago
 
my wine wont start
I have just started out and on following the recipe below nothing is happenning, After adding the yeast the next day I added some yeast nutriant but still nothing, help. I am new so any advice welcome...
13 years ago 15
 
Pressing Pinot Noir following completion of primary fermentation
Hello everyone, Here's a question that's been bugging me. I have 200+ pounds of excellent Pinot must ready to begin fermentation, and it occured to me that I'm going to need to press it off the...
13 years ago 10
 
Extended Maceration
Question: I have never wanted to extend the maceration past dryness for fear of something bad happening, yet I hear people doing it all the time. My assumption was that these people had nice Stainless...
13 years ago 10
 
Repitching Yeast (Revisited)
Evening- I just racked off 500ml of pure yeast from the bottom of my 15 gallon demi. I've let it settle out in the fridge and I'm tempted, since I like the taste of this batch, to repitch it into the...
14 years ago 5
 
Vinamat filter pads
Where is the best buy online [U.S.] for these? Thanks! PO I don't use that filter but it's usually cheaper to get pads from Canada if buying under $200. Try grapeand in the US and in Canada. Joe...
14 years ago 2
 
Hawaiian Punch?
Can anything worthwhile be fermented using Hawaiian Punch? (Fruit Juicy Red) Gene If it has sugar in it, it will ferment. Dick I made my first batch with FJR/HP in 1977! It tastes like Boones Farm or...
15 years ago 3
 
liquid campden
When reading the latest issue of Wine Maker magazine, I spotted an advertisement by a California supply company offering "liquid camden". Sounds too good to be true. Has anyone had experience with...
16 years ago 2
 
de-stemming elderberries
Came up with a pretty good way to de stem those little ederberries. After a few weekends of trial and error the process below is what I came up with. Probabally this was discovered before, so I'm not...
12 years ago 3
 
Malt in blueberry port
I'm assembling materials now to start a half-dozen batches of blueberry wine. One of the recipes - Roxanne's for blueberry port - calls for 1/2 cup dry malt in a gallon. Minimum size in stores here to...
13 years ago 5