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  • Born NYC. Summers in CT since 1945. Former Marine (62-66). NYU Comp. Sci., Moved to CT 1976, Married 1981, Two kids, Retired AT&T 2010
  • Archery, Firearms, Woodworking & Kit Wine Making
  • Retired
  • Wellsboro
  • PA


  • Posted in thread: "Older" corks on 05-26-2017 at 05:10 PM
    Wow, that's apparently an issue to which I've never given thought. Believe I'm okay with the
    amalgamated I've got left but after they're used up I've got a 1K bag of Noma Corcs that I
    bought several m...

  • Posted in thread: Thanks for the appreciation! on 05-26-2017 at 07:22 AM
    Maybe if we keep this thread going you'll hit that mark right here. Also notice that @Boatboy24
    hit 4000 likes too (actually it is a tie at 4004 as I post this). I wonder if you guys are
    really that l...

  • Posted in thread: Is the oak flavor prominent in kits? on 05-24-2017 at 06:41 PM
    It really depends... I say generally no but to my wife's taste any amount of oak in a wine is
    to her "prominent".

  • Posted in thread: In Memory of Tom on 05-23-2017 at 07:31 AM
    So sad to learn of Tom's death.Was Tom a Vietnam vet? So many of us have been diagnosed with
    prostate and other cancer, in our later years, presumed due to our exposure to agent orange.

  • Posted in thread: What is your most common wine cellar problem/pain points? on 05-23-2017 at 07:21 AM
    Welcome to the forum!I'm a hobbyist... For me its not practical to do my fermentation in my
    relatively cool basement cellar. This means I'm doing my fermentation and stabilizing upstairs
    in my kitchen...

  • Posted in thread: How Many Carboys You Got? on 05-23-2017 at 07:10 AM
    I get by with two glass 23L and 5 plastic 6 gallon carboys. Things get tight around the fall
    what with getting a juice bucket, making 12 gallons of apple, 12 gallons of peach wine and
    maybe several ki...

  • Posted in thread: Super proud dad.. on 05-22-2017 at 08:33 AM
    Congrats! What a wonderful accomplishment for your daughter to have gotten her MBA. What a a
    good looking family. But... Varis, it does look like you put on a few pounds since I last saw
    you back in C...

  • Posted in thread: Interesting on 05-21-2017 at 06:55 AM
    Hey! I never gave permission for making a video of my wine cellar! interesting article.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Posted in thread: Post a photo, any photo on 05-20-2017 at 06:34 AM
    ''Tis the way it works around here too. Deer can't seem to read the deer resistant tags on the
    plants, but the sure can read the hunting regs:fI mostly bow hunt so 30 yards and in is what
    I'm look for...

  • Posted in thread: Post a photo, any photo on 05-19-2017 at 06:24 PM
    Why can't I get this close when I'm hunting them?.

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