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Oct
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Tips on Using Easy Clean
Oct
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I ferment homemade brewed tea - a black tea
Oct
11
comment Do I need a press to make wine from grapes?
Should be fine, as long as the holes are small enough to prevent seeds from escaping.
Oct
10
answered Priming Sugar Amounts
Oct
10
answered Do I need a press to make wine from grapes?
Oct
10
comment What is a hard apple cider expiration date
Bottle conditioning is the process of adding a small amount of sugar to the finished cider before placing it in pressure resistant bottles. The sugar ferments, producing carbon dioxide which carbonates (conditions) the beer. Take a look at the chapter in How to Brew about bottling beer. The process for cider is identical.
Oct
10
comment What is a hard apple cider expiration date
If the juice has expired you run the risk of bacterial or fungal contamination. Fermenting won't fix it. If it's infected you'll know from the taste and smell.
Oct
6
comment How to tell if a cider is finished without hydrometer
How warm was the nutrient mixture when you added the yeast? If it was too hot (> ~130 F.) you can kill the yeast.
Sep
26
comment Adding boiling water to raise temperature during fermentation
1.044 to 1.009 is 80% apparent attenuation, which near the maximum you can expect from any yeast. Congratulations. You've made beer!
Sep
25
answered Reading a 3 scale hydrometer
Sep
25
comment Reading a 3 scale hydrometer
Is there any point where two of the three scales line up? I'm guess you've got Brix, Baume, and Plato. Take a look at this calculator and maybe you can figure it out.
Sep
23
comment Glass Carboy with bottom spigot - Can/should it be done?
And if you've got a LOT of money burning a hole in your pockets, there's always conical fermenters
Sep
23
revised Glass Carboy with bottom spigot - Can/should it be done?
Formatted items as list
Sep
17
answered Adding boiling water to raise temperature during fermentation
Sep
17
comment Adding boiling water to raise temperature during fermentation
What were the temperatures before and after?
Sep
16
comment Pomegranate wine colour?
My suspicion is that a "milky pink" wine will never be dark red, even after clarification. You might hope for dark pink or light red. So, I don't think I've answered the question about how to make a dark, red pomegranate wine.
Sep
15
comment Pomegranate wine colour?
There's a good primer at Winemaker Magazine
Sep
15
comment What unit does my hydrometer show?
I'm confused -- how did you read 80 before fermentation, when the highest number on the scale is 50? Is there a different scale on the other side?
Sep
15
comment Pomegranate wine colour?
Given time, the solids in the wine will drop out and it won't appear milky any more. It will also appear darker as there's less light being reflected. You can speed the process by adding finings.
Sep
15
answered What unit does my hydrometer show?