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Old 12-01-2011, 05:58 AM   #21
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[QUOTE=tCan;639768I think now would be a good time to exercise my 5th amendment rights

Also, I'm originally Canadian, and you Americans have some funny ideas about drinking. That's all I have to say on that subject.



What pH is that specifically?[/QUOTE]

I have no idea. I just was told that a long time ago.

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I have no idea. I just was told that a long time ago.
It's quite the claim. Every organism has an ideal environment and pH is definitely a major factor. But considering the large variance in the pH of the things we like to ferment, I would be cautious with the claim that spring water is always the best for the health of the yeast, particularly since other characteristics of yeast can vary so much from species to species.

Some people like mineral water, some don't. Hard to say if distilled or spring water is going to taste better.

That said, I won't be using tap water anytime soon. They put all sorts of ions and chemicals in there to inhibit the growth of micro-organisms, which is not exactly something I'm after...
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Read that again. My 5th rights.

It's all jokes anyway.
Ok. I got what you were saying now. I thought it said "Now's when I would have plead my 5th amendment rights".

I honestly don't mind underage drinking. I think it is ridiculous. Boys can go fight for our country, but when they come home it is illegal for somebody to buy them a drink.

Also, IMO most kids that drink have more "control" of how much they drink, because they don't want to get caught or get in trouble by parents. With that being said, most "adults" of age will drink until they are highly drunk and do stupid things.
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our law here states 200 gallons per drinking age person living in the residence


just found this.. sorry about your luck

"Today under federal law any household (in most states, one exception being Alabama) can produce up to 200 gallons of wine per person within a household."

Read more: Homemade Wine Prohibitions | eHow.com Homemade Wine Prohibitions | eHow.com
Yeah, this don't really bother me. I make wine for the fun/hobby of it. And the wine I make is for my personal consumption. (I may give some away as gifts, but most is just for me)


While we are on the subject of wine making, has anyone here tried distilling their wine? What about aging in barrels?
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with all this talk of wine i just had to open up a bottle tonight.mmmm diamond a white grape

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Check out EC Kraus. I used to do homemade wine and they were my mail order supplier of choice.

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Hmmm. I burped my jug today, noticed the rate of bubbles increased by about 3 fold. I'm not positive that it's not just the CO2 coming out of solution... Should you do that?

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I've started a yeast culture using wild yeast. I put some grapes in a sterile jar with some spring water and waited. Now, I'm going to be leaving town for a few weeks here soon. Can I just throw it in the fridge and come back to it in 3 weeks?

After that I need to figure out a way to keep the jug at 75 degrees. Maybe the top of the fridge will help keep the temperature out of the 60's at least.

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Yeah, this don't really bother me. I make wine for the fun/hobby of it. And the wine I make is for my personal consumption. (I may give some away as gifts, but most is just for me)


While we are on the subject of wine making, has anyone here tried distilling their wine? What about aging in barrels?
I've read that traditionally some regions distill their wine by freezing them and scraping off the slush, usually with the aid of cold weather. Unfortunately, this method, (and any method without permit) is now illegal.


By the way, my hard cider came out ok. The cider I started with was pretty weak tasting, so you could taste a lot of alcohol, but it came out pretty good. I'll probably do a few more. Mostly to get some more jugs, but certainly good to drink. Of course, back sweetening with some apple concentrate would probably help a lot.
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By the way, my hard cider came out ok. The cider I started with was pretty weak tasting, so you could taste a lot of alcohol, but it came out pretty good. I'll probably do a few more. Mostly to get some more jugs, but certainly good to drink. Of course, back sweetening with some apple concentrate would probably help a lot.
A while back I made some apple cinnamon wine. That stuff is awesome. You can drink it cold or drink it hot (during a cold winter). That stuff is good warm.

Yeah when mine had finished fermenting, I wanted it a little sweeter so I used frozen concentrate. That really helped. It gave flavor and sweetness.
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