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I'm a home brewer and home vintner as well as a fairly knowledgeable graphic designer, web developer and general computer nerd.

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comment Wine yeast for beer?
I fermented a dark beer with montrachet wine yeast and it turned out well. I had a bunch of pressed cherries from a cherry wine I had made and I added the cherries (which were loaded with yeast) to my wort and just let it ferment. I was quite pleased with the result. I also fermented a sort of wit by adding grape pomace to the fermentor (also loaded with montrachet and that didn't turn out quite as well, but still decent.
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answered Brett, Pedio, Lacto. Reuse and kegging
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comment I find my wines to be too “juicy”
Also try fermenting at a warmer temperature, if you ferment your wine at cooler temps it will end up more fruity, I'm assuming this has something to do with ester formation and vigorous ferments.
Apr
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answered How to safely remove mold from corks?
Mar
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comment Is my koji ready?
you're probably fine.
Mar
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answered Is my koji ready?
Mar
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comment How does lemon juice ferment into hard lemonade?
yes, I've done it 3-4 times, usually with the yeast cake from a previous wine but I did do one on top of a stout yeast cake and it also fermented fine (stout yeast was US-05).
Mar
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answered How does lemon juice ferment into hard lemonade?
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answered Is it possible to cork screw-top wine bottles?
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answered Aquarium water heaters for Fermentation chamber
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comment Day Three, still no apparent fermentation
giving the bucket or carboy a good swirling to rouse the yeast up off the bottom of the fermentor will also to help wake it up if it's gotten too cold.
Mar
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answered Can wine age too long?
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comment Is my gummy wild yeast unusual?
Your wild yeast could be highly flocculent and the chunks you see are groups of yeast cells. How does it smell/taste?
Feb
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answered When should I rack my mead?