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Old 01-15-2017, 12:39 PM   #31
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Done, thanks! I used 3/8" 5" lag bolts.
I may add some leveling feet like this on the bottom: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-...44EB/203672161
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Old 01-15-2017, 12:42 PM   #32
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Done, thanks! I used 3/8" 5" lag bolts.
I may add some leveling feet like this on the bottom: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-...44EB/203672161
Nice!! My next move will be wheels on the bottom.

 
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Old 01-16-2017, 07:11 PM   #33
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Merlot pressing this evening, big improvement on my time expended, two hours stem to stern. Filled three carboys with a few ml to spare.

Photo of the six amigos, finishing AF and MLF.
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Old 01-22-2017, 01:34 PM   #34
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Got up early this morning as we had severe weather warnings and huge thunderstorms rolling through here, and decided to run a chromo to see where things stood. Couple folks were following this co-inoculation ( @ceeaton , @Johny99 )my second time doing it.

Pitched yeast (BM 4x4)on the previously frozen must on 1/8/17, it was still pretty cool and I did not sulfite it at all. First cap was on 1/11/17, which is when I pitched VP41 along with acti / optic products. Pressed and went to glass on 1/15 and 1/16, racked off of gross lees on 1/18 and 1/19. This test is 11 days after pitching MLB , and AF is crawling to a halt.

You can see the T M L standards to the left, followed by Fall Merlot 1 & 2 (they were a tad slow), Tempranillo 1 & 2, Temp / Merlot blend, and Merlot 1, 2 & 3. Pretty impressive.
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Old 01-22-2017, 02:47 PM   #35
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I'm glad to hear your having good luck with this, I will give it a try this next go around.
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Old 01-22-2017, 04:46 PM   #36
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Looks good, not too much longer. Did you get a PH yet? Just curious on the effect of AF and ML on the PH.

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Pretty nice, 11 days and you are close. Looks like they will end at about the same time
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Looks good, not too much longer. Did you get a PH yet? Just curious on the effect of AF and ML on the PH.
No, no testing yet. I'll run some numbers and post them in a few weeks when it's time to hit them with some sulfite.
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