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Pinot Noir tips and help?
I have made a few wine kit before but am still pretty new. My wife purchased a William’s California pinot noir wine concentrate for me as a gift thinking it was a kit. I was kinda excited becaus...
8 years ago 1
Executive summary: Tried a bottle of the Shiraz I made in January... it seemed just a tad fizzy. What did I do wrong? Detail: I started it on January 29, racked it February 3, racked again Februa...
8 years ago 10
New Champagne Yeast?
I was at a local winery this weekend and the owner told me about a new type of champagne yeast he saw at a trade show recently which makes riddling easier. According to the vendor, whose name he forgo...
8 years ago
Greetings - 1st batch funny story
So, I started my first 6 gal batch of wine ever a couple of weeks ago. (although I've brewed a few batches of beer before). A cheap kit - Vino Del Vida - Pinot Grigio since it was my first time Any...
8 years ago
Fruit press
Made wine just a couple times and thinking of getting a press, does it have to be a wood press or will cast iron work. Everything I have read tells me to never let wine touch metal, or not sure which...
8 years ago 1
I have been making some Orange wine. After a couple of months I've tasted it and it sure is sweet. Should I add some more yeast?
8 years ago 4
Oak Chips to Kit.
Hello All, I am new to the wine making process. I am starting my first kit which is a wineexperts Mezza Luna Red. I noticed it came with 2 packets of oak chips. After reading the instructions it...
8 years ago 3
Know your blueberries - make better blueberry wine
Thinking about blueberry wine this year. It's still early, but I'm using the time to gather information about blueberries. Here's what I have so far:
8 years ago 1
pure juice, and small quantities?
I've now bottled my second year's Shiraz production, and it raises two related questions: First, all the sources of grape juice I've found have had the PH balanced, and sugar added, in advance. Well...
8 years ago 8
a persistent white wine haze
I have a persistent haze in a chardonnay, made from frozen juice. The wine was finished too late to put it out for a cold stabilitzation. After completing an MLF, I couldn't get rid of a diffuse haze...
8 years ago 5
AZ Wine Makers Meeting, March 20th, 2011
Given the state of this forum (ads for adidas jeans, sexy videos, etc.) this almost seems off topic, but AZ Wine Makers will be meeting on March 20th in Tucson. Carpooling options from Phoenix/Mesa m...
8 years ago 2
New one on me
Racked our apple wine about Christmas time. Will bottle if the weather ever breaks here. The 3 gallon carboy and gallon jugs with normal airlocks have very fine settlings on the bottom. Wine is ...
8 years ago 4
Now that I've topped off my orange/blueberry wine with some pure grape juice and it took off fermenting again, the brew has turned all cloudy. I assume that it will clear after the fermentation ends...
8 years ago
Apple Wine
While looking through all the home made wine sites one of the things everyone seems to be harping on is how great home made apple wine is. Has anyone here tried it and how is it?
8 years ago 3
meaning of the term "racking"?
This just came up in alt.usage.english and I want to check my work. AIUI, the term "racking" means transferring liquid from one container (or set) to another container (or set), so it includes both i...
8 years ago 2