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Posted in thread: Sulfites on 03-26-2017 at 07:14 AM
I'm speculating that your vendor may be referring to adding sulfite prior to AF to stun the
wild yeast / microbes prior to pitching your selected yeast strain. If that is your question,
most folks do ...
Posted in thread: Vacuum degassing is the only way to go on 03-26-2017 at 06:59 AM
Actually, no, I was not talking about the oil mist that comes from the exhaust port.
"Backstreaming" is the effect of oil migrating away from the inlet port of the pump, towards
the carboy. You may no...
Posted in thread: Use caution when testing TA with ph meter on 03-26-2017 at 06:28 AM
Is it correct to multiply the amount of NaOH used to titrate the sample by the size of the wind
sample? For example with a 5 mL sample you multiply the amount by 1.5. (that's with the
instructions in ...
Posted in thread: Vacuum degassing is the only way to go on 03-25-2017 at 04:21 PM
I use a vacuum pump, which contains oil, the discharge is fitted with a damp towel, no airborn
oil discharge at all. It also has a one way valve on the suction line, it doesn't backflow at
Posted in thread: Grape skins loose or in a mesh bag? on 03-25-2017 at 07:46 AM
And on the 100% flip side, I've done both as well and much prefer my fruit (grapes or
otherwise) completely free floating in the must and in full contact with the fermenting juice.
For "other than gra...
Posted in thread: What's new in your cellar? on 03-25-2017 at 05:54 AM
Yes, since the 09's came out!Nice Mike, I'm going to look into hooking up with them. That's a
really impressive history of cabs going back a long time. Just got my Hall allocation, switched
all of the...
Posted in thread: What's new in your cellar? on 03-24-2017 at 08:00 PM
The 2014's are in! :dbHope your 14's follow in the footsteps of the 13 vintage, those guys have
been pumping out some studs! You in a club/allocation list to get them?
Posted in thread: Rattlesnake Hills Cab on 03-24-2017 at 01:37 PM
Agree with Jim on the Zin Brix. Consider the EX-V for both batches, especially since a cab is a
longer aging wine, and that's what it's for !!
Posted in thread: Paying it forward on 03-23-2017 at 10:33 AM
Now I know what I said, and a promise is a promise, but wouldn't you all rather have me keep my
dignity???NO, I would not..............
Posted in thread: A Note on Potassium Carbonate on 03-23-2017 at 10:09 AM
I'll certainly third that opinion, my method and experience is the same, calculate the amount
needed, put in half, and the wine is generally in the desired range.