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Posted in thread: Sulfites on 03-27-2017 at 09:22 PM
Im the process of building a small wine cellar that will hold 10 carboys and about 400 bottles.
I plan on keeping it a 55*. My main wine is dry reds 13+ ABV. I would really like to keep my
Posted in thread: Sulfites on 03-27-2017 at 09:20 PM
how do you know what your free SO@ is?It is the one key measurement that doesn't come cheap.
Most I know use a vinemetrica meter.
Posted in thread: No bubbles in secondary ferment on 03-27-2017 at 07:53 AM
Before adding anything to the wine, I would rack off the lees and then splash rack it really
good. This should aerate the wine and hopefully the H2S will blow off.If you are doing
Posted in thread: Wine from Just plain grapes? on 03-26-2017 at 06:27 PM
Congrats and thanks for sharing along the way.
Posted in thread: 2017 Port Plans? on 03-26-2017 at 06:04 PM
Thanks Sour, I made this a few years ago and for the convenience of buying 3 handles of Brandy
and getting the level of sweetness that I like.25 brix (15.1 abv) - 6 brix (3.0 abv) =12.1
abv(3 x 1.75 l...
Posted in thread: What is normal - bad for new wine? on 03-25-2017 at 04:07 PM
I also added a few bits of copper wire to the fermentation vessels. This is not the way I
would go about eliminating H2S. While running water through copper pipes is perfectly safe, the
same cannot b...
Posted in thread: mixing, blending, saving weak wines. on 03-25-2017 at 03:58 PM
A friend entered a competition and added two ounces of port to his cab fanc. It won the big
award of the night out of 30 pretty darn good wines. I will splash some in my Zin, if I'm in
the mood for so...
Posted in thread: mixing, blending, saving weak wines. on 03-25-2017 at 10:21 AM
A splash of port always gives some legs to a weak wine. Always safer to make the addition when
you are pouring it into the glass, vs. introducing new sugar to a sealed bottle.
Posted in thread: 2017 Port Plans? on 03-24-2017 at 11:54 PM
I'm planning on doing 5 gallons of port this year. 3 handles (1.75l) and 3.6 gallons of petite
sirah. Planning on arresting fermentation at 6 brix.These are the petite sirah grapes from the
Posted in thread: Bottling after barreling on 03-23-2017 at 12:41 AM
I rack into a flex/carboys, SO2 a day before in prep if the bottling crew.