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  • Posted in thread: Bottle filler on 12-28-2016 at 10:48 PM
    I've had much the same problem and I think it leaks at the seal where the lid joins the body.
    Make sure the filter is as far in as you can get it and then screw the lid on really tightly. I
    get a good...

  • Posted in thread: Is it too early to start thinking about 2017 season? on 12-14-2016 at 10:06 PM
    I hope so John. On the original topic, I am really looking forward to 2017 vintage. I moved
    house (downsized) in 2015 and with selling the old house and fixing up the new unit I didn't
    make wine that ...

  • Posted in thread: Is it too early to start thinking about 2017 season? on 12-13-2016 at 04:04 PM
    I've been thinking about it for months. Grapes are ordered and confirmed - 150kg Canaiolo, 80kg
    Vermentino, and 80kg Riesling. The Canaiolo should be ready late Jan or early Feb and the
    whites in Marc...

  • Posted in thread: wine taste like throwup on 12-12-2016 at 09:47 PM
    I'm referring to the original post.The original post is over 5 years old. Probably more useful
    to refer to the current question.

  • Posted in thread: Just started 30lbs blueberry wine. Calculation question to start... on 12-04-2016 at 10:23 PM
    If your TA is only 5g/l I'd think twice before reducing it. That's not very high.

  • Posted in thread: What R you doing today? on 11-13-2016 at 12:42 AM
    Helped out at my wine guilds annual wine show yesterday. There were 690 bottles of wine and I
    couldn't taste one of them - judges only! Today was the public day, but I had a family lunch so
    couldn't m...

  • Posted in thread: Acidity on 10-29-2016 at 01:12 AM
    I get the HCl from the LHBS. I titrate against 10ml of the standard. If it takes 10 ml of NaOH
    I'm good to go.

  • Posted in thread: Acidity on 10-11-2016 at 10:35 PM
    Why would refrigerating it make a difference? It degrades due to exposure to CO2 (in the air),
    not heat.So, no, I don't. But I do test it against a HCl standard every time I use it.

  • Posted in thread: Demijohn vs Carboy on 09-19-2016 at 09:22 PM
    An enolmatic is an Italian allinone. Don't know why you couldn't find it - it's even available
    from Amazon.

  • Posted in thread: Demijohn vs Carboy on 09-19-2016 at 04:55 PM
    An enolmatic comes with fitting specifically for racking into demijohns. I wouldn't pull a
    vacuum on a sealed demijohn, but vacuum racking should be fine. I've got about 8 demijohns and
    use the enolma...