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#327445 - 03/09/09 07:10 PM Making wine - need help
SnoopysMom Offline
Would love to hear from anyone who has made homemade wine here on the island (using local ingredients like pineapple or mangos). I have had mixed results (from very good to no good) and suspect it may be due to either the containers, water, or the temperatures. I would love to get some pointers / troubleshooting assistance.
Thanks in advance!

#327447 - 03/09/09 07:13 PM Re: Making wine - need help [Re: SnoopysMom]
SP Daily Offline
I don't know about making wine but I do know that theres a tremendous variation in the sugar content of fruit as it ripens...and that could account for your varied results.

#327451 - 03/09/09 07:22 PM Re: Making wine - need help [Re: SP Daily]
SnoopysMom Offline
Yes - this could be a contributing factor (and I suspect spoiled a 5 gallon batch of Mango).

To adjust to the higher temperatures (which also affects the fruit sugars), some wine making "locals" have advised me to adjust the recipes by adding sugar in increments each day during the primary fermentation, which keeps it from going in overdrive and killing off the yeast.

I am now wondering about the chlorine content of the bottled water....

#327454 - 03/09/09 07:25 PM Re: Making wine - need help [Re: SnoopysMom]
SP Daily Offline
I don't sense any chlorine in the Crystal Water...but???
Maybe you should use rainwater just to be sure. You could obtain from someone with a collection off their roof...just not a zinc roof.

Edited by jesse (03/09/09 07:27 PM)

#327531 - 03/09/09 11:50 PM Re: Making wine - need help [Re: SP Daily]
Dan Carey Offline
here in Arizona homebrewers wrap their carboys with a towel, which they keep moist to remove heat from the ferment. Are you sure that your wine isn't getting infected by stray yeasts? If you don't keep things sanitized, you can get all kinds of odd critters fermenting your wine and providing yu with inconsistant results.


"Facts are the enemy of Truth"
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#327535 - 03/10/09 02:00 AM Re: Making wine - need help [Re: Dan Carey]
Nancy1340 Offline
Jean, they guy I bought the tannins from said to contact their store if you need any help. www.homebrewhq.com



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