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On the question of head space in the secondary fermenter--Can you add concentrate grape juice? Gavin V. — GA
Aug
21
2014
For anyone operating a vineyard, large or small, refractometers are an invaluable tool. They help...
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Brew & Review: Steam Freak Full Steam Special Bitter – Pt. 3: Fermentation
Though most of the heavy lifting has been completed with this beer recipe kit, the key process of making beer has just begun: fermentation. Fermentation is what converts the sugary wort into beer, and...
Using Concentrated Grape Juice For Topping-Up
On the question of head space in the secondary fermenter--Can you add concentrate grape juice? Gavin V. — GA ----- Hello Gavin, I'm assuming that you are referring to our resent blog post on ways...
Maple Scotch Ale Beer Recipe (Partial Mash & All-Grain)
If you like Scotch ales, then here's a Scotch ale beer recipe that you will love! It's a classic brew with an eclectic, maple twist that will have you reaching for another. There are few flavors...
When To Add Oak Chips To Homemade Wine
Howdy Ed, ...To balance the tannins, we French oak chipped the must at the start of fermentation [Petite Sirah] and at the half way point applied the Aussie method of Rack and Return to decrease...
12 Refreshing Wheat Beer Ingredient Kits
Wheat – it’s good in bread, but even better in beer! Here's an overview of a variety of wheat beer ingredient kits. Take a look, and see which one you want to try... When summer rolls around, wheat...
Brew & Review: Steam Freak Full Steam Special Bitter – Pt. 3: Fermentation
Though most of the heavy lifting has been completed with this beer recipe kit, the key process of making beer has just begun: fermentation. Fermentation is what converts the sugary wort into beer, and...
Maple Scotch Ale Beer Recipe (Partial Mash & All-Grain)
If you like Scotch ales, then here's a Scotch ale beer recipe that you will love! It's a classic brew with an eclectic, maple twist that will have you reaching for another. There are few flavors...
12 Refreshing Wheat Beer Ingredient Kits
Wheat – it’s good in bread, but even better in beer! Here's an overview of a variety of wheat beer ingredient kits. Take a look, and see which one you want to try... When summer rolls around, wheat...
Brew & Review: Steam Freak Full Steam Special Bitter – Pt. 2
It’s brew day! I finally get to brew the Special Bitter beer recipe kit that I introduced last week. Before I start making the beer recipe kit, I need to get my equipment in order. Everything...
Beer Recipe of the Week: Oak Aged Imperial IPA (Partial Mash)
We Americans tend to like everything bigger and better – even our beer. For those of us who enjoy big hop bombs, a regular India Pale Ale doesn’t always cut it. Let’s take it to the next level with...
Using Concentrated Grape Juice For Topping-Up
On the question of head space in the secondary fermenter--Can you add concentrate grape juice? Gavin V. — GA ----- Hello Gavin, I'm assuming that you are referring to our resent blog post on ways...
When To Add Oak Chips To Homemade Wine
Howdy Ed, ...To balance the tannins, we French oak chipped the must at the start of fermentation [Petite Sirah] and at the half way point applied the Aussie method of Rack and Return to decrease...
Leigh Erwin: Worrying About A Mead
Hi everyone! So, I’m a few weeks behind on racking my mead, but there didn’t appear to be anything growing on it, so I figured that was probably OK. My mead is still very cloudy, which comes as...
Why Does My Homemade Wine Smell Like Pine?
I made an apple-honey-raspberry wine that tasted fine at bottling. Now 2 months later, it smells like pine. What chemical is that? Kjuten — CA ----- Hello Kjuten, The pine smell in your wine is...
Removing The Bitterness From A Homemade Fruit Wine
I have tried to make watermelon wine... I had started the process back on 5/26/14. On 7/11/14 I racked off the wine after it quit working and it had a SG of less than 1. But it tasted really bitter....
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