Last Activity:11-28-2012 1:02 AM
Posted in thread: Need help. on 11-26-2012 at 11:31 PM
Thanks Robie, I don't know the ABV. i was part of a group. i'll have to check with the Master
Vinter, and try another bottle
Posted in thread: Need help. on 11-26-2012 at 04:11 PM
I bottled a batch of Zinfandel that was bulk aging for 13 months. The grapes were from Napa,
CA. They have been in the bottle for a little over one week. I had a bottle last night, it was
very good, b...
Posted in thread: Which mfg do you prefer. i have only purchased Cellar Craft. on 11-19-2012 at 01:22 AM
Thank you gang, I have made the decision to go with the CC Mountain Valley Cab. I have heard
good reviews. You all have a great Thanksgiving with your family and if you're traveling, be
safe. God Bles...
Posted in thread: Which mfg do you prefer. i have only purchased Cellar Craft. on 11-17-2012 at 05:33 PM
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Posted in thread: New Kit recommendation on 11-17-2012 at 05:02 PM
Hi Fellas, I just bottled my Zin from grapes. I have a Rosso Fortissimo bulk aging which at 4
months taste great. I am looking for another kit that doesn't go much longer than a year for
bulk aging. A...
Posted in thread: Rosso Fortisimo on 10-14-2012 at 04:05 PM
Question, i started this kit some time in July and degassed wine on Aug 23. I plan to bulk age
for a year. When do i start to add 1/8 tsp of SMBS every three months? The pack i added during
the degas ...
Posted in thread: Strange - Rosso Fortisimo on 08-25-2012 at 12:17 AM
Anodari, there is a difference of about a half gallon, 6.5 for the Italian and 6 for the "US"
which is probably made in Mexico. To your original question, it sounds like your fermentation
Posted in thread: Just started another kit. Thanks for the recommendation on 08-24-2012 at 12:34 AM
I can second the Red Mountain Cabernet kit, though it will probably take 18-24 months to really
come into it's prime from what I've read. Mine has currently only been bulk aging for about 4
Posted in thread: Strange - Rosso Fortisimo on 08-24-2012 at 12:32 AM
Sounds very plausible to me. I've had that happen with many many kits if they are fermented at
a reasonable temp (I target 74F). The 2.5 bottle top off is a reflection of the carboy used.
Posted in thread: Strange - Rosso Fortisimo on 08-24-2012 at 12:27 AM
Just wondering, what was your initial and last SG reading? I suppose that fermentation could be
complete but that would be really fast. You may be stuck. it was 1.090 in begining and at the
end of pri...