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  • Posted in thread: Eclispe Old Vine Zin on 05-27-2017 at 08:51 PM
    Opened my first 375 ml of the Eclipse Old Vine Zin. Still only 3 months in the bottle, but
    what's not to like? Good nose, nice color, great legs....really decent young wine.Tomorrow is
    the Eclipse Cab...

  • Posted in thread: Fontana Chardonnay with Joeswine Tweaks on 05-27-2017 at 08:33 PM
    I've done apricots in Chardonnay before and like it. I like the grapefruit zest and it is
    powerful stuff....I suggest using a bag and a string....taste it and pull when it's where you
    like it.I also w...

  • Posted in thread: Coconut Extract? on 05-27-2017 at 11:08 AM
    I used orange oil in a mead a few years back (LorAnn brand), and had the exact opposite
    experience from @mismost. There was no oil slick, and it needed just the tiniest bit for a
    whole bang of flavour...

  • Posted in thread: Serve from the carboy? on 05-27-2017 at 10:54 AM
    The problem I see with serving out of the carboy is you run the risk of contamination every
    time you open the carboy.....and the dadgum things are heavy too!

  • Posted in thread: Do Cleaners/Sanitizers Create Off Flavors? on 05-26-2017 at 10:13 PM
    First off, I rarely find cleaners to be required...but I clean my buckets and carboys RIGHT
    NOW...stuff just washes off easily in plain hot water. Then I sanitize using StarSan and use or
    store away.I...

  • Posted in thread: Coconut Extract? on 05-25-2017 at 06:53 PM
    &ie=UTF8&qid=1495759932&sr=1-3&keywords=coconut+extractbet this stuff will work.....Olive
    Nation stuff is...

  • Posted in thread: Coconut Extract? on 05-25-2017 at 11:40 AM
    Would there be a problem with using either of these two options? . Gently toast fresh or dried
    coconut and then add to a cup or so of vodka and allow the coconut to steep for a week or two.
    You then f...

  • Posted in thread: Coconut Extract? on 05-24-2017 at 07:10 PM
    You have the correct idea....stay away from oil based coconut extracts. I bought some LorAnn
    extracts...says right on the bottle OILS...great flavorings...but the oil separates into a
    nasty mess. Othe...

  • Posted in thread: Fontana Merlot With Tweaks on 05-24-2017 at 03:08 PM
    Good luck and keep us posted.But I fail to understand how the practice of adding oxidized fruit
    to a wine ever got any traction.I understand your concern. But, you aren't adding a 100 pounds,
    just a c...

  • Posted in thread: In Memory of Tom on 05-23-2017 at 07:43 AM
    Tom's wisdom and wealth of both winemaking and beer brewing experience will live forever here
    at Winemaking Talk from the 11,356 post he made to help others along the way. He started
    Winemaking Talk's...

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January 21, 2017  •  05:33 AM
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