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Welch's 100% Grape Juice with Calcium/ yeast

I am planning to make a wine using Welch's 100% Grape Juice with Calcium ! Is the calcium problem here !
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How much sugar should be added in 1 L of Grape must?

I get that most of homebrewers make large batches and they measure it in gallons, but how do I shrink the recipe measurements if I will ferment just one liter of grape juice?
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Does the volume of juice determine the length of fermentation?

Will 10 ounces of juice ferment the same rate as a gallon of juice, with the same amount of yeast and sugar added in both?
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How to quantify tannin level in red wine?

I just tasted a wine that has much silkier tannins than I've ever tasted before. Is there a way to quantify the 'silkiness' of tannins in that wine vs another? Is it the average length of the tannin ...
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Should we stir the brew?

I m a beginner in wine making, kindly suggest should we stir the brew? If yes, after how many days? Should I stir or shake the brew every day or after how many days I should open the container and ...
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Oxidation of red wine during racking and bottling

I am making a red wine from grapes, the way I did it is, I let the grapes in the wine for 15 days before taking them out in order to extract more colour and tannins and then I racked the wine off its ...
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Carboy-sized Magnetic Stirring

I want to re-suspend yeast and generally keep a brew uniformly mixed in a carboy without having to open it and expose it to oxygen every time. Is there a hobbist-priced magnetic stirrer that works ...
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Typical Sur-Lies Aging Mixing Schedule for Red Wine

I want to explore sur-lies aging for a red wine (zinfandel) but am not always able to adhere to a strict schedule. How tolerant are mixing schedules to time changes? What kind of schedule is common ...
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Continuously punching down the cap?

I see some references say to punch down the cap twice per day, some three or four, some variable throughout the primary fermentation. Is there a limit to how often I should punch down? Something ...
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When exactly is 'first' punchdown?

I'm reading the opti-red directions and it says to add at "first punchdown". Does that mean right after I add my yeast, 24hours after crushing and sulfating? Or does that mean 24 hours after adding ...
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Can I add too much opti-red?

I have some extra opti-red from last year that I'd like to use up. Is there a danger if I add too much of it? Should I just toss it? What are the cons of opti-red? Can it make the wine taste more ...
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How to avoid need for sulfites in home winemaking?

I'm learning about the basics of red wine making from this guide. I have campden tablets (potassium metabisulfate), but I'm really hoping to avoid using sulfites at all. Because I'm doing a very ...
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Wine Quality Sensor

I am an engineer who's built a wine quality detector. My sensor can pick up a wide variety of chemicals at levels as low as parts per million (ppm). With no background in wine production myself, I ...
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Red wine recipies

I'm a new brewer and I want to brew a red wine. Anyone have a good red wine recipie that's easy to make and tastes good? I don't want to buy a kit and I want to use grapes found in the grocery store. ...
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How to fix yeast smell in young wine from kit

I started my first attempt at fermenting this wine kit in mid-April. I followed the initial directions pretty meticulously which included stirring in the fermentation bucket daily (due to kit ...
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Why is the primary stage of fermentation of wine important?

Senior chemistry student, whilst I know the main reason, I would like to know more of the chemistry behind it.
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Can wine be made in a keg instead of bottles?

I have made bottles of red wine from grape juice kits before with great results. However, I am pretty lazy and if it's possible to avoid cleaning/sterilising/filling/corking 30 bottles on brew day ...
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When will fermentation end? ( wine )

I made 10 litres of red wine ( pasteurized grape juice from the supermarket ), added 2kg sugar, used yeast bought from my local homebrew shop. Fermentation started after a day, and for the first two ...
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Homemade blackberry wine

I made some blackberry wine last year. I tasted sone last night and there is a very slight fizz to it, is it at all possible to get rid of this fizz, if so how? I'm clearly a total novice, and any ...
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What are some red wines that mature quickly and are available in kits?

I'm looking for red wine kits that will mature quickly (6-18 months, as opposed to 2-5 years). I like big, complex reds, but I'd like some wine to drink while I'm waiting for them to mature. I prefer ...
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Why do red wines tend to be stored in green bottles and white wines not?

It seems that all red wines are stored in green or occasionally other dark coloured bottles and white wines in clear or light coloured bottles. Why is this?