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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? The first non grape...
9 years ago 3
 
meaning of the term "racking"?
This just came up in 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 intermediate racking...
9 years ago 2
 
Alcoholic strength
Novice just started making ginger beer. The receipe calls for one cup of sugar ( 200gm or 0.44 lbs )approx to every 2 litres (3.5 UK pints [4.2 USA pints] of water. Would anyone be able to give the...
9 years ago 2
 
Bottle Corkers
There seems to be several sizes of corks that can be installed into a normal 1/5th wine bottle. If you're only making fairly small batches what size works the best? And what are the best sort of...
9 years ago 2
 
Initial Tasting
When I finished the initial fermentation and then the second at which the sedement is mostly left behind and put the wine into the second carboy, I tried tasting the wine and it certainly didn't taste...
9 years ago 9
 
Orange Wine Super Rapid Fermentation
I've tried a simple recipe off of the net for Orange wine. The first time I tried it, the fermentation bubbled like boiling water for four days and stopped almost cold. Since that was my first try...
9 years ago 2
 
Re: Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail?
I sure am glad that delete works so well. And if you hadn't replied to it, I would never have seen the thread at all. Please learn to use filters and killfiles. Or else please learn to simply *ignore*...
9 years ago 1
 
Fruit Wine
What fruits have you used to make wine with and how did it turn out? I don't think my Orange wines are going to turn out very well and in one book I read they sort of hinted that it is difficult to...
9 years ago 17
 
Temperature Control
How do you keep your brew temperature from cooling down at night time? Unless it's cooling waaaay down, I wouldn't worry about it. I don't think it gets below 60 degrees but it does stop bubbling....
9 years ago 7
 
Fruit Wine
I was reading an article on fruit wine and it said that you need to drink it young. What is young in this regard and if any of you had made fruit wine was that your experience? Seems to me that my...
9 years ago 4
 
Very Very Fast
When I was fermenting that orange wine I was rather surprised that it reached it's alcohol level in four days. I had the idea that it would take several weeks to a month but it went from new to lower...
9 years ago 4
 
Amateur Winemakers of Nebraska meeting
The club will meet at James Arthur Vineyards, Lincoln NE, on Feb. 17 at 6 PM to hear Jim Ballard, their winemaker, talk about blending of wine and give a tour of the winery. All members welcome,...
9 years ago
 
When is it finished?
How do you tell at what point is the initial fermentation completed and it's time for you to rack the wine into the carboy? All wine should be racked in the 1.020 range so that enough CO2 is produced...
9 years ago 4
 
Fermentation
Can this still be fermenting without the bubbling and frothing? In article , Do you have a fermentation lock on it? If yes, you should see the cap in the lock go up and down, if it is still...
9 years ago 6
 
What The Heck?
I made some Orange wine according to a recipe on the net. It was bubbling and boiling away merrily for three days and then just stopped. I took a hydrometer reading and it showed nothing at all. The...
9 years ago 7