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I am about to age Cabernet Sauvignon in a six-gallon barrel. Should I filter the wine before it goes into the barrel or after it comes out before bottling? John S. — VA
Oct
23
2014
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Should I Filter Homemade Wine Before Or After Barrel-Aging?
I am about to age Cabernet Sauvignon in a six-gallon barrel. Should I filter the wine before it goes into the barrel or after it comes out before bottling? John S. — VA ----- Hello John, Thanks for...
6 Tips for Improving Mash Efficiency
For all-grain brewers, mash efficiency refers to the percentage of available sugars that are extracted from the malt into the wort. A mash efficiency of 70-80% is typical for most homebrewers,...
My Wine Smells Like Firecrackers!
Hi, I have a couple of wines that I made and truly don't know what happened or what to do with them. One is a Cab and the other a Zin which smells like the 4th of July in my neighborhood. They...
10 Best Home Brewing Resources
In the wide world of homebrew information, what resources to you use for information? When I need to look up a concept, technique, or research for a beer recipe, these are some of the resources I come...
Leigh Erwin: Stuck Fermentation?
Hello everyone! You’re probably all getting sick of me talking about my mead at this point, but I suppose the whole point of this diary is to take you through both the good and the bad times of...
6 Tips for Improving Mash Efficiency
For all-grain brewers, mash efficiency refers to the percentage of available sugars that are extracted from the malt into the wort. A mash efficiency of 70-80% is typical for most homebrewers,...
10 Best Home Brewing Resources
In the wide world of homebrew information, what resources to you use for information? When I need to look up a concept, technique, or research for a beer recipe, these are some of the resources I come...
New Stainless Steel Brew Kettle? Don’t Brew Just Yet!
You’ve just purchased a new brew kettle for homebrewing and can’t wait to fire it up. But brewing right away with that new kettle may cause some issues with your beer. Before you make the first...
Detecting and Fixing Leaks in Your Homebrew Keg System
While kegging your homebrew may be less time consuming that bottling, it offers its own set of challenges. In particular, it’s important to know how to locate and detect gas leaks in your homebrew keg...
Homebrew Experiment: How Does Gypsum Affect Beer Flavor?
I recently dove head on into the world of water amendments. I’ve always made changes to my water to control mash pH, but I decided it was time to look at water from a historical/regional...
Should I Filter Homemade Wine Before Or After Barrel-Aging?
I am about to age Cabernet Sauvignon in a six-gallon barrel. Should I filter the wine before it goes into the barrel or after it comes out before bottling? John S. — VA ----- Hello John, Thanks for...
My Wine Smells Like Firecrackers!
Hi, I have a couple of wines that I made and truly don't know what happened or what to do with them. One is a Cab and the other a Zin which smells like the 4th of July in my neighborhood. They...
Leigh Erwin: Stuck Fermentation?
Hello everyone! You’re probably all getting sick of me talking about my mead at this point, but I suppose the whole point of this diary is to take you through both the good and the bad times of...
Who Else Wants This Pumpkin Wine Recipe?
I cannot find anything on how to make pumpkin wine. Can it even be done? If it can how do I find out how to make it? Bryant T. — KS ----- Hello Bryant, Yes, it is pumpkin time and time for using...
A Simple Guide To Adding Wine Making Ingredients
How do you add the yeast and yeast nutrients to the wine juice? Do you pour it on top and leave it be or do you mix/stir it in? This is for the primary fermentation. Daniel — CA ----- Hello...
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