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Old 04-21-2007, 07:09 PM   #1
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I have not been posting lately. Mostly because I am still too new to
offer advise and have not been making wine enough to be asking
questions. I still read every day and learn a lot from the forum. Work
has been keeping me busy too. We have three engineers at work. In
January, one of them became very ill has been out ever since. Me and
the other guy have to pick up his work load. It has made for some long
days.







The two batches of wine I started at the end of the year are now in
the bottle (an Amarone and a Chardonnay). The Chardonnay took forever
to clear. I finally had to hit it with Super Kleer. That did the
trick. I waited about two weeks after adding the Super Kleer to
bottle. It looks like that was not enough waiting as there is sediment
forming in all of the bottles







In another development, my wife has graciously donated one of our spare
bedrooms to be the wine/beer room. It used to have a brass bed that
was hardly ever used. I installed a wine rack in the closet and
insulated the window and added the air conditioner, which will keep it
nice and cool during the summer. Currently it is still fairly cool in
there. About 45 over night rising to 53 in the day.







I started up our third batch today, an Old Vine Zinfandel. The grape
skins in the skin pack are pretty tasty. Zinfandel is our favorite
style.







Here are a few pictures.











The Wine Room











4 beers, a cider and the Old Vine Zin











Wine Rack











Cheers,


Tom



 
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Old 04-21-2007, 07:16 PM   #2
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Very nice tfrie! ? do you ferment at those temps?

 
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Old 04-21-2007, 07:22 PM   #3
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Wade,



I will ferment beer at that temp, but the wine gets a brew belt to get it up a bit.



Tom





 
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Old 04-21-2007, 08:14 PM   #4
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Not much of a beer maker as Iveonly done 1 batch and that was a no boil
kit just to get my hands wet. Didnt know you could ferment at such a
cold temp. Very interesting.

 
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Old 04-21-2007, 10:08 PM   #5
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Very nice....would love to have an area like that.

 
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:23 AM   #6
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That's the nice thing about making wine and brewing, start small and keep growing. I've seen quite a few rooms just about like that one!

 
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Old 04-22-2007, 03:39 AM   #7
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Looks great and those of us you have a separate area to make and store our wines are truly blessed.

 
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Old 04-22-2007, 06:23 AM   #8
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Nice closet! Your wife is obviously a gem.

 
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