June 26, 2008
Well, my first batch of the season didn't quite pan out. I used an air-lock bung that was too large for the opening of the bottle, and instead of being patient and hunting around for a smaller bung, I whittled away at the large one until it looked like it was going to fit.
Apparently, it didn't seal well. And when oxygen is able to get into your wine batch, you don't end up with wine. You end up with vinegar.