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Bum Wines
Wrap your lips around some of these fine vintages. For the budget minded wine snot. Farmer John No, these are American budget wines and not usually available in Canada. The LCBO probably has similar q...
16 years ago 12
Re: alcobase
I tried Turbo yeast a few years back. I used the 8kg of sugar and a ginger beer kit. This fermented very quickly over a few days, and I racked it weekly over several weeks. When I bottled it after abo...
16 years ago 1
Re: Sulfite solution discrepancies...fed up!
This may be of something for you to ponder over. Metric (grams) Imperial (ounces) 1 0.034 2 0.068 7 0.25 10 0.3 15 0.5 30 1.0 115 4.0 225 8.0 450 16.0 (1 Lb) 1000 (Kilo) 36.0 (2.25 Lbs) Spoon Sizes On...
16 years ago 4
Re: Sanitizing with potassium metabisulfite...too much of good thing?
To be blunt, you are fiddling with your wine too much. Unless you are doing a science project rather than making wine, there is no reason to test it every day. Once a week is more than enough. If the ...
16 years ago 1
potassium metabisulfate vs. sodium metabisulfate
What's the difference between the two? Can they be used interchangeably for sanatizing equipment? What about serilizing one's must? The one that has "sodium" in its name just suffers from mass hysteri...
16 years ago 6
Re: Banana Wine
Yes, us the recipe on our site at under Wine Recipes. This wine took two ribbons at the Del Mar this year. Great wine! Easy to make too! -- Cheers! Matt Interesting, but what do you do to get an ID an...
16 years ago 1
Re: Grapefruit Wine
Has anyone had success making a quality, drinkable grapefruit wine that doesn't need to age too long?  If so, could you please share the recipe. Yes, they are listed on under Wine Recipes, for both G...
16 years ago 1
Re: Alexander Sun Country website?
Yes, they are located at , but we are also working on a new site for them at IP Address until it is finished. Also if you are looking for Wine Recipes, check out our Mother Site They have ...
16 years ago
Re: Clear Burgundy Bottles
Yes, we have lot of them under "Bottles - Beer, Wine & Champagne". Wine - 750 ml Flint Burgundy - Case of 12 and Wine - 750 ml Flint Burgundy PU - Case of 12 Let us know if there are any other needs y...
16 years ago
Re: First Time
Ryan, I think that we may have the lowest prices for what your looking for. Let us know if you need any additional help. -- Cheers! Matt
16 years ago
cellar rats
I have to agree with Fred many of the wineries in California are strapped for cash and USE all the free help they can get. They aren't interested in teaching you and don't have the time. I have seen t...
16 years ago
Re: Wine Bottle Explosion
1 inch is recommended. Personally, I like to use a 'bottom-filling wand' on the end of my siphon. Not only does it have a (normally closed) one-way valve that you push against the bottom of the bottle...
16 years ago
Re: Vinegar jar in French
vinegar is from the French 'vin aigre' , and 'bottle' is probably pretty recognisable.
16 years ago
Re: Fermented too fast???
According to the directions I should be adding metabisulphite and finings two days from now, as well as topping the carboy up and giving it a good stir. Should I be leaving it in the same carboy (what...
16 years ago 4
Re: making yeast starters -- why not grape juice?
God. I wish I could type and spell. lum
16 years ago