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  • Posted in thread: Whip technique for degassing on 01-20-2017 at 08:03 AM
    Last night I degassed a batch and did about 20-30 minutes of drill whipping. I thought I did a
    really good job. But then I put the VacuVin on the carboy cap, and started pumping.....holy
    smokes, tons ...

  • Posted in thread: Whip technique for degassing on 01-19-2017 at 04:14 PM
    My fear on having it at the top was that it might be pulling in too much oxygen at the same
    time. So although it appears to be degassing more....more it actually pulling in
    a lot of oxyg...

  • Posted in thread: Whip technique for degassing on 01-19-2017 at 03:36 PM
    Yeah, I've read plenty on the AIO and it sounds like something I will definitely invest in, in
    the near future. But I don't even have my first batch in bottle yet. So I'm just going old
    school until I...

  • Posted in thread: Whip technique for degassing on 01-19-2017 at 03:16 PM
    Just curious if there is a technique for using the drill attachment for degassing. Meaning, do
    you drill and kind of go up and down within the carboy? Do you keep it at the bottom? The
    middle? The top...

  • Posted in thread: Where do you store your equipment? on 01-19-2017 at 08:42 AM
    I have a hutch in my basement with drawers and cabinets that hold most of the small items. The
    larger ones, like racking cane, just sit on the main hutch counter. I keep a 1 gallon jug with
    about an i...

  • Posted in thread: CigarZin on 01-18-2017 at 09:03 AM
    While my experience with wine/tobacco combined is zero, I do have extensive knowledge in both
    cigar and pipe tobaccos. Based on what the Perique characteristics are, I'd say you're looking
    for somethi...

  • Posted in thread: What's Your Winemaking Story? on 01-17-2017 at 02:30 PM
    I'm new to the site and the hobby, so the story isn't interesting, but nevertheless here it is:
    I'm an avid cigar enthusiast. For around 15 years it's been my largest hobby, occupying the
    majority of ...

  • Posted in thread: Newbie from Pennsylvania on 01-17-2017 at 08:18 AM
    Welcome to the forum. I don't have any corker recommendations because I'm yet to cork my first
    batch, but good luck.

  • Posted in thread: New to Winemaking Forum on 01-17-2017 at 08:16 AM
    Welcome to the forum, enjoy your stay.

  • Posted in thread: spoiled wine? on 01-12-2017 at 01:37 PM
    kit, the skin bag broke open inside primary ferm. I had 3 gallons of mush/juice. No strainer,
    so I drained into a pot and used papertowels to squeeze out the juice from the skins. the smell
    is an acid...