Boatboy24

No longer a newbie, but still clueless.

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03-18-2012

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    ABOUT ME

  • Winemaking, duh! Also cooking, running, yard stuff
  • Does not define me. :-)
  • DC suburbs
  • Virginia

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  • Posted in thread: No refractometer. How to know when time is right? on 08-16-2017 at 09:59 AM
    Unless you can get 100ml or so of juice and use a hydrometer; you can go by taste.
    Refractometers are not expensive. You'll be glad you bought one.

  • Posted in thread: My plan for 2017 wine from California grapes on 08-16-2017 at 05:49 AM
    Are you getting the PM from Pearmund? They got any more?Are you getting grapes or juice for the
    whites?

  • Posted in thread: Some Nice Gear in N. VA on 08-15-2017 at 07:48 PM
    I have no affiliation to this seller, just saw the ad on CL. Prices a little high, IMHO, but
    maybe there is room for negotiation.
    https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/for/d/wine-making-equipment/62...

  • Posted in thread: #35 fruit press used 4 times on 08-15-2017 at 06:32 PM
    Where are you located?

  • Posted in thread: Separating skins for transfer? on 08-15-2017 at 05:46 PM
    Aj,I did as you for my first couple presses. Everything went through the press. Now, I use the
    PVC 'filter'. It slips right through the cap and I can begin pulling the free run out by
    vacuum. When tha...

  • Posted in thread: Separating skins for transfer? on 08-15-2017 at 12:42 PM
    And you can walk into just about any Home Depot or Lowes, probably Menards, if you prefer and
    pick those up any time you want to, no need to even wait for prime shipping.And it looks like
    HD has the s...

  • Posted in thread: MLF and Barrel on 08-15-2017 at 11:14 AM
    I now have a 13.2 Vadai on its way to sit next to his older little brother. In wanting to get
    this Falls wine into both barrels is it ok to start MLF right in them?That's what many
    commercial operatio...

  • Posted in thread: Separating skins for transfer? on 08-15-2017 at 10:43 AM
    @ibglowin: do you have a recommendation to replace a 4" piece of PVC with 'a gajillion' holes
    in it? I've got to admit, its highly effective.

  • Posted in thread: Separating skins for transfer? on 08-15-2017 at 10:40 AM
    $38 for 44 gal was saving 20-30 bucks. Only a few dollars more than $38.
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RD9F9OI/ref=twister_B073WX8N5X?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

  • Posted in thread: grape crushers on 08-15-2017 at 05:20 AM
    The crusher/destemmer gently breaks the grapes open ('crush' is really not the right term),
    then separates the grapes (with the seeds) from the stems. During fermentation, the seeds
    usually fall to th...

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