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    ABOUT ME

  • Wine making, gardening, cooking
  • Retired
  • Powell
  • Ohio

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  • Posted in thread: Is this just gravity doing its thing (clarifying)? on 07-10-2017 at 11:04 PM
    And even cheaper than he fidget spinner! Is that setup used solely for shifting off lees that's
    gotten stuck to the sides??@skyfire332 - usually I'll be able to tell either just visually
    looking at it...

  • Posted in thread: Is this just gravity doing its thing (clarifying)? on 07-09-2017 at 11:25 PM
    Note: attaching the lazy Susan takes a little ingenuity. I drilled an access hole in one of the
    pieces of wood that would match up with the mounting holes in the bearing. I then attached the
    bearing t...

  • Posted in thread: Is this just gravity doing its thing (clarifying)? on 07-09-2017 at 11:06 PM
    This is what I used for the lazy Susan set up. Bought it at Home Depot.

  • Posted in thread: Is this just gravity doing its thing (clarifying)? on 07-09-2017 at 06:55 AM
    Skyfire, this is a common problem, particularly with red wines. It used to aggravate me because
    some of that sediment always seems to stay in the carboy after racking. I read on this forum
    that the wa...

  • Posted in thread: SG at 0.994 for two and a half days. Stuck or ready to rack? on 06-30-2017 at 07:27 AM
    Are you correcting your reading for the temperature of the wine? Hydrometers are calibrated for
    a given temperature. Mine are for 60 degrees F. If you are getting a reading of 0.994 and the
    temperatur...

  • Posted in thread: Composite Decking on 06-25-2017 at 06:31 AM
    Jim, is you deck elevated and, if so, how high off the ground is it? We have been in our home
    for going on 18 years and I opted for a stone paver patio rather than the deck that many
    neighbors chose. ...

  • Posted in thread: How many are bottling on Fathers Day? on 06-16-2017 at 08:01 AM
    Not I, NorCal, although I will be doing some "un-bottling!" Have a great time with your family.

  • Posted in thread: Home made vs Commercial on 06-14-2017 at 01:02 PM
    This debate probably has gone on since people first began making their own wine and comparing
    it to "commercially produced" wine. There are no "standards" of how a wine should taste. It is
    not like lo...

  • Posted in thread: Always remove stems before crusher? on 06-08-2017 at 07:00 AM
    Ah, yes, my first job in winemaking! We kids used to be employed to strip grapes from the stems
    and remove leaves and other debris that were in the lugs. The stripped grapes were then fed
    into a crush...

  • Posted in thread: Racking Cane and Tube Dirty on 06-06-2017 at 09:53 PM
    I have had success in tying a small piece of cloth to the end of a strong, flexible wire then
    feeding the wire though hoses and tubes and pulling the cloth through. I do this a couple of
    times and it ...

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