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  • Posted in thread: How degassed does my wine have to be to continue? on 03-22-2017 at 08:45 AM
    I'm wary of the same thing. I degas the hell outta my wine in fear that I haven't done enough.
    But I've let off of that a bit. I bulk age a minimum of 6 months and trying to get to 12
    months, so I fig...

  • Posted in thread: Tricks for keeping oak chips out of wine thief? on 03-22-2017 at 08:42 AM
    Did my last batch with some loose wood chips in the primary...never again. I'll bag them in
    with the skins or a separate was a mess straining them out and keeping them out of the

  • Posted in thread: Sanitation Tube. on 03-13-2017 at 08:44 AM
    Great topic to read on....I always have some trouble sanitizing those items due to length.

  • Posted in thread: Argentinian Malbec on 03-13-2017 at 08:38 AM
    Racked off of sediment again yesterday and degassed. Using my funnel strain really pulled out
    the remaining lees. I'm very comfortable with what I have currently sitting in the carboy
    waiting for clea...

  • Posted in thread: Argentinian Malbec on 03-06-2017 at 10:50 AM
    Yeah, I put the wood shavings in the muslin bag with the skins now.If I forget to do that, I
    use a small kitchen strainer to make a "hole" or "well" in the skin/wood/lees sludge, and
    siphon from there...

  • Posted in thread: Argentinian Malbec on 03-06-2017 at 10:04 AM
    Moved this over to secondary on Friday. Everything looks to be going just fine, but it was
    quite the task moving this and trying to leave behind the amount of sediment it produced.Wood
    shavings were a...

  • Posted in thread: Kit vs Natural and vise versa on 03-06-2017 at 09:54 AM
    I'm new to the game, so only kits so far. But I imagine that's what I'll stick to. Mainly
    because neither my girlfriend nor I enjoy many fruit wines. We are into big reds. So we will
    probably stick to...

  • Posted in thread: VacuVin question on 03-06-2017 at 09:50 AM
    Henry's Law holds that the amount of gas that would be dissolved in equilibrium is directly
    proportional to the partial pressure of that same gas in the headspace. It is fairly accurate
    at low concent...

  • Posted in thread: VacuVin question on 03-06-2017 at 08:59 AM
    I have only VacuVin degassed once, but I thought it was highly effective and I'll be doing it
    that way for future batches.When I did it, I pumped until all the foam came up, and I broke the
    seal. This...

  • Posted in thread: Wine competitions, at what cost? on 03-02-2017 at 09:28 AM
    I haven't entered anything like you mention, just because I'm brand new at this. However,
    although price has increased, I can see the fun in at least entering.I'm not saying you need to
    have the "acce...