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Have to laugh at Rob.O : "My beer wipes the floor (prolly a good metaphor that) with it, when it comes to alcohol percent . Ok, you make it stronger, got it. The taste is o.k. (what happened to this massive floor wiping action???); now comes the best. My friends are pissed after 2-3 pints. Sheesh, better exit the teenie years at the very least before ...


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This question is possibly far too broad for the scope of this site, but I'll do my best to point you in the right direction. Other than consuming sugar and excreting alcohol, yeast's abilities vary strain-to-strain (and sometimes even by brand). Lalvin 71B, for example, is known for its ability to consume malic acid. EC-1118 and K1V-1116/ICV K1 are great ...


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If you want a crystal clear finish then unfortunately you will have to add more finings and rack again.


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This article may hold the answers you seek: https://winemakermag.com/1254-soapy-wines-vintage-dates-wine-wizard "...I suspect you’ve got a fatty acid issue caused by your stuck/sluggish fermentation. S. cerevisiae can emit fatty acids when under fermentative stress..." Stuck fermentations can be caused by a lack of dissolved oxygen in the first few days of ...


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I would go by Maryland Homebrew in Columbia and ask there.


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My initial guess was the Campden tablet's SO2 was the culprit and hunting around for similar stories I found this on a home brew forum: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=267418 Observations in this thread would seem to fit with what you have experienced.


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You're going to have some type of alcoholic drink, but you picked a few components that can add to the challenge of a first time vitner. Cranberry is a tough juice, as stated, high in acid, can make a good wine, but will need time and possible other additives to balance the final result into something palatable. Bread yeast will give, a "doughy" flavor, you ...


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Here is my simple recipe for home-made wine using readily available ingredients. - 2 cans frozen grape juice concentrate - 2 cups sugar - 1 pkg Lalvin EC-1118 wine yeast (beer/wine shop or internet) Follow instructions for rehydrating yeast on package. While waiting on yeast, pour both cans of juice concentrate into a 1 gallon container and add sugar. add ...


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In this way you will find only smelled spoiled juice at the end..


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Cranberry juice is rather acidic, so the yeast may have a hard time completing fermentation due to the acid content. However, assuming that won't be an issue, and taking into account you are using bread yeast I would expect to have fully fermented "wine" after about 3 weeks. Did you take a hydrometer reading? If you took an initial gravity reading you could ...


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Grape skins have wild yeast on them that will, in time, ferment the grape juice. Depending on the particular blend of yeast on your grapes, you may get complete fermentation, or the yeast may have low alcohol tolerance and the fermentation will halt before all the sugars have been consumed. Yeast contribute to the flavour profile of the wine, and ...



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