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  • Posted in thread: Marquette versus Frontenac on 06-24-2017 at 11:05 AM
    Can't believe it's been that long since I posted this. Anyway, to update, Frontenac and
    Marquette vines are both doing pretty well. I had a few pounds of Marquette's that I let sit on
    the vine until e...

  • Posted in thread: Apple juice Experiment - Potassium Benzoate on 02-04-2017 at 09:57 AM
    I stopped at a grocery store and found that they had a lot of apple juice on clearance. It was
    normally $7 per gallon marked down to $1. The contents showed it had both K-meta and K-B above.
    At that p...

  • Posted in thread: Red Oak? on 01-15-2017 at 08:32 PM
    Red oak is too porous for barrels. So, it's a given that it won't be good for that. I have a
    batch of wine I'll split and try some of each and let you all know how it goes. Thanks for the

  • Posted in thread: Red Oak? on 01-15-2017 at 06:14 PM
    Not to be contrary, but a little more research and I found that pin oak is the species that has
    foul tendencies. I'd never heard of pin oak, but read that it grows in swampy areas. So, that
    sort of fi...

  • Posted in thread: Red Oak? on 01-12-2017 at 10:20 AM
    Thank you Paul. Good to know.

  • Posted in thread: Where to buy used barrel? on 01-10-2017 at 09:38 AM
    What Norcal said may be true. However, I bought one off Amazon that has worked well. I've had
    it for full for about 9 months (second batch in there now). I first filled it on April 15 of
    last year com...

  • Posted in thread: Port trade on 01-10-2017 at 09:24 AM
    How do you ship when trading? Maybe I should check for a sticky on that. But, just curious.

  • Posted in thread: Wisconsin Grape Varities on 01-09-2017 at 06:07 PM
    Nice to be able to make so many varieties. Regarding Concord wine, it's a matter of what you
    like. Some people say the wine tastes like grape juice/jelly from Concord. Valiant is similar.
    But, I know ...

  • Posted in thread: Wisconsin Grape Varities on 01-09-2017 at 06:04 AM
    FWIW, the small wine makers that buy grapes around here have been asking for more Marquette
    grapes. I am in Colorado in Zone 4b, not quite Wisconsin being much further south. I have
    Valiants, Frontena...

  • Posted in thread: Newbie... Cant figure our fermentation issues. on 01-08-2017 at 07:56 PM
    My don't necessarily HAVE to hydrate the yeast. However, it's a good idea to
    be sure you have good yeast. If the yeast doesn't kick off in the process of hydrating it in
    warm water a...

Steve in Colorado