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Betadine discontinued: UK replacement for sanitizing brewing
Sorry for the crossposting --- feel free to reply to any one of the 3 groups, as I read them all. I'm about to start back on some winemaking & homebrewing after a gap of several years, & my bottle of...
6 years ago 34
 
Disgorging
I tried once again today to disgorge a few of bottles after secondary ferme ntation, riddling, and disgorging, meeting with mixed success. I salted cr ushed ice and put the sediment-laden caped ends...
6 years ago 1
 
Vintner merlot kit done 3 days ago but no bubbles yet?
We started our Vintner Merlot kit 3 days ago....but still have no bubbles in the air lock. What to do??? Repitch with a healthy starter! How long is a piece of string???? Did you properly clean,...
6 years ago 2
 
How long can you leave grapes on the vine?
I grow a number of vines in a cool climate (southern England) and very occa sionally the season is very late or there is a larger crop than En gland we are quite happy to obtain Brix levels in the...
6 years ago
 
triing to get a sweet cherry wine to ferment? used a liquid wyeast.sg of .122
temp right around 70 deg. first time using a liquid yeast, i know sg is high, will it start anyway? im a rookie winemaker,always use powder yeast. its been 48 hrs sg is still at .122. worried about...
6 years ago 5
 
a Failing Group?
I used to post regularly onhere until about 3 years ago but I have stll popped in to have a look how things are going. It would seem to be no longer the active group where lots of information was...
6 years ago 1
 
Potassium Sorbate
I have started a rhubarb wine. I accidentally dumped some Potasium Sorbate Into it at the same time I added the yeast. Since the Potassium Sorbate keeps fermentation from starting is there any eay to...
6 years ago 1
 
Lemons hasten or slow fermentation ?
Making up a brew of five litres, would adding the called for juice from three lemons, give an 'acidity' that would likely hasten or slow the fermentation time? If it slows it, I thought we would try...
7 years ago 1
 
Different sugars in fermentation Re: health
This discussion below was sent to me. (Starting from the bottom up). Person A is saying it does not matter what sugar is used at the beginning of a brewing process from a health point of view, whilst...
7 years ago 3
 
Can a Bad wine turn Good??
So back in '09 I had lost 45 gallons of cab sav due to some sort of contami nation, I believe. No one could tell me what it was, but it tasted, simply , bad. Not drinkable. I know it was contaminated...
7 years ago 3
 
Mead
Gone back to winemaking after a long hiatus. Having a go at a gallon of mead, but after 24hrs no fermentation. Have some ideas but open to suggestions. Well anyway. The solution was to add a handful...
7 years ago 6
 
Maximum sugar without choking fermentation?
Novice has started making ginger beer using this on-line recipe. He suggests adding a little honey. Would there be any purpose to this, other than very slightly changing the taste? I'm using Allison's...
7 years ago 21
 
VERY cheap (UK) strawberry wine recipe.
This works (for me !) & tastes top quality ! Been experimenting with cheaper ways of making wine, of late, after redundancy meant a lower income. I saw someone mention ( wine-making discussion board )...
7 years ago
 
What do you think I can price these home build wood wine racks at?
Taking your suggestions, I built a set of light simple yet incredibly strong and rugged rectangular & triangular wine racks in my garage out of hardwood and anodized aluminum that you can stand on and...
7 years ago 22
 
Stabiliser question.
I recently started making cheap wine using large bottles of fruit squash (concentrate), white sugar & a high alcohol yeast. Been succesful, so far. However, I bought a "tropical" squash today & it has...
7 years ago 2