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  • Posted in thread: Cold box / work table construction on 06-22-2017 at 12:17 AM
    80 x 49 x 84 inches high

  • Posted in thread: What was your longest ferment? on 06-21-2017 at 08:23 AM
    I had a Zin that took over a month, but it probably doesn't count since it was a stuck ferment
    and it took me a month to figure out how to un-stick it.

  • Posted in thread: Cold box / work table construction on 06-21-2017 at 08:17 AM
    @Smok1, it's me simply entertaining myself building stuff. Black pipe and parts out of the
    scrap bin at work, the gauges are working, and accurate thermometers and the Edison lights are

  • Posted in thread: Fellow Winemaker Video Feedback on 06-21-2017 at 12:57 AM
    The grapes for this wine came from my front yard, enough for 6.5 gallons. 23.5 brix, 3.5 pH,
    mlf, carboy with American oak spiral. This is a bottle I gave to the son of @4Score. He has the
    best pallet...

  • Posted in thread: Cold box / work table construction on 06-20-2017 at 10:55 PM
    Probably worth revisiting once per year. This is season #4 on the wine box. It was 103 degrees
    in the garage and 65 degrees in the box. Still working like a champ. No changes since I first
    made it, be...

  • Posted in thread: Blichmann WineEasy on 06-20-2017 at 04:39 PM
    Hens teeth. New would be >$1,000 for a 20 gallon unit, so an expensive solution. You can put a
    search on Craigslist so that if one ever comes up for sale, you will be notified.

  • Posted in thread: I assume this a good sign... on 06-20-2017 at 07:53 AM
    Rocking and rolling, consuming sugar and making alcohol.

  • Posted in thread: How many are bottling on Fathers Day? on 06-18-2017 at 10:43 PM
    Love that cab franc!We had our Corgi pass away a few weeks ago, so the Cab Franc label is a
    tribute to her. Great dog.

  • Posted in thread: skeeter pee flavoring on 06-18-2017 at 04:48 PM
    Sweetened Skeeter with lime kool aid, we affectionately called Hulk Pee.It doesn't take much.

  • Posted in thread: How many are bottling on Fathers Day? on 06-18-2017 at 01:18 PM
    3 cases of Cab Franc, 13 cases of Grenache. In the bottle and cleaned up in two hours.

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January 5, 2016  •  06:07 AM
Hey there. I see you maybe live in loomis? I live in Rocklin. I worked up to 250 pounds this season all from Lodi. I am looking to do more maybe a thousand pounds or so next season but I had a hard time finding vineyards/grapes for this season even for that small amount. Since you live close can you share with me some of your secrets as to where to find grapes in the lodi/loomis area? I am a bit new to making wine from grapes and am still learning where to find grapes. Thanks a lot and I love that you did so many grapes this season! And you are right we are lucky to be in Northern California! My name is Bill and thanks! Cheers!
January 5, 2016  •  06:34 AM
@Busabill. Drop me a note at We lived in Rocklin for 25 years! If you are looking for a 1/2 ton, I can definely hook you up with some grapes in Loomis. I co-manage 20 acres of vineyard from our community Clos-du-lac and know a few other people that run local vineyards.