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MVWS January 2008 Newsletter is available for download PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Truetken   
Thursday, 31 January 2008

The January 2008 Newsletter is posted. You can view it by clicking on the "Downloads" link on the left side of this page. Click on Monthly Newsletters then click MVWS 2008 Newsletters.

Reminder: Bring your wine glass to the next meeting.  Thanks!

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 February 2009 )
 
Reminder: February MVWS Meeting at Progress Bank PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Truetken   
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

This is a reminder that the February meeting and all meetings thereafter will be at the Progress Bank Community Room.  Park in the back parking lot and take the elevator or stairs to the basement.  Progress Bank is located across from Sonic Drive Inn on Highway 47 North.

Bring whatever wine you wish to share with the club.

Part 2 of Winemaking 101 will be presented.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 February 2009 )
 
Winemaking Poll PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Truetken   
Sunday, 27 January 2008

Have you submitted your vote in the latest poll.

To vote, you can select multiple selections.

If you buy your juice and supplies from both a local retailer and internet, vote for each.

Next, if you buy from a local retailer, who do you get it from?  You can vote for multiple selections.  If you vote for other, then enter the name of the local retailer.

Next, if you buy from the internet, who do you get it from?  You can vote for multiple selections.  If you vote for other, then enter the name of the online retailer.

If the place you buy from has great prices and/or service, this is a great way of sharing your information so other users can check out these places.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 12 February 2009 )
 
EC Kraus Fruit Wine Recipes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Truetken   
Sunday, 20 January 2008

Here is the baseline recipes for fruit from EC Kraus

ec_kraus_fruit_wine_recipes

Last Updated ( Monday, 19 December 2011 )
 
Apricot Wine PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bob Truetken   
Sunday, 20 January 2008

Ingredients 

Will make 6 gallons

  • 18 lbs Fresh ripe apricots
  • 1 quart White grape concentrate
  • 6.5 lbs Sugar
  • 7.5 quarts Hot water
  • 2 ½ tsp Yeast nutrient
  • 5 tsp Liquid tannin
  • 2 ½ tsp Pectic enzyme
  • ¼ tsp Potassium metabisulphite
  • 10 quarts Cold water
  • 1 package Lalvin champagne yeast
  • 1 package Super Kleer fining agent
  • ¼ tsp Potassuim metabisulphite
  • 350 ml Wine conditioner

Instructions

  1. Cut the apricots in half and throw out the pits.
  2. Place the apricots in a straining bag.
  3. Place the bag in the primary fermenter.
  4. Add the grape concentrate.
  5. Add the hot water and sugar, and stir until all the sugar is dissolved.
  6. Add the next 5 ingredients and mix well.
  7. Use your hydrometer to check the specific gravity of the must. It should be 1.070.
  8. When the must is at 75°F, pitch the yeast.
  9. Cover the fermenter and keep in a place that is 75°F.
  10. Stir twice a day to keep the fruit moist.
  11. When the SG reaches 1.020, after about 6 days, gently squeeze the straining bag so that no pulp is forced through the mesh. Discard the pulp.
  12. Rack into a clean and sanitized carboy, top up with cold water and attach bung and airlock.
  13. Move to a cooler location, one that is about 65°F.
  14. After 10 days, or when the SG is at 1.000, whichever comes first, rack into a clean and sanitized carboy and top up with cold water.
  15. After 3 weeks, rack into a clean and sanitized carboy.
  16. Add the Super Kleer as per the package instructions, top up with cold water if needed, and leave for 10 days.
  17. If the wine is not clear after fining, repeat this step with isinglass finings and let rest another 10 days.
  18. Rack into a clean and sanitized carboy and add ¼ tsp potassium metabisulphite (dissolve first in 1\4 cup wine), stir well and top up if necessary.
  19. Age in carboy 3 months.
  20. Add wine conditioner, then bottle.
  21. Age in bottle 3 months.
Last Updated ( Monday, 19 December 2011 )
 
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