Last Activity:05-16-2013 6:04 PM
Posted in thread: Ph meter on 05-16-2013 at 11:00 PM
So....Midwest Vinter mentioned "If you keep the probe wet"; I've had my Hanna meter for a few
years now, use the cleaning and cal solutions as required but here is my question concerning
keeping the p...
Posted in thread: All vines turned dry - Help with the diagnosis! on 05-12-2013 at 11:43 PM
Captan mixed with Dormant oil was the first thing that popped into my mind that could cause
quick spray damage. Be very careful with sprays...as mentioned above; Captan and oil spray...I
never mix or ...
Posted in thread: Bud break in Gloucester Virginia on 04-14-2013 at 02:24 AM
Yeaaaaa! Bud break has started this past week in my WineYard, green tips on many other vines.
And so it begins; again. BTW...I was finally able to get some Nortons.
Posted in thread: Help! Can't Get Rid Of Black Rot on 09-19-2012 at 10:24 PM
Just an FYI....be careful of products containing sulfur. Some vines are NOT sulfur tolerant.
Posted in thread: Lees floating on top after using super Kleer KC on 09-09-2012 at 09:46 PM
I am at the final stage for two 6 gallon batches of strawberry wine. Used super kleer KC as
I've used in the past. No problem with one batch....cleared and lees settled within 24 hours.
The other batc...
Posted in thread: Help! Can't Get Rid Of Black Rot on 07-14-2012 at 01:07 AM
I agree with Grapeman...my black rot experience caused me to loose two years of crop on three
vines next to each other. I performed severe pruning and burned all the cuttings...do not
compost it! I wa...
Posted in thread: Virginia State fair downsized and relocated on 05-26-2012 at 02:54 AM
I also heard later that the state fair had gone bankrupt...something like 5 million in debt. No
profit since they moved from Richmond. But good news...I just heard on the radio (Wednesday I
Posted in thread: Need help with a blend on 05-19-2012 at 12:45 AM
I was searching Meritage and came across your old post. How did the blending for Meritage go?
Did you make a batch from 2010? How about last year? What were the results??
Posted in thread: Starting my vineyard on 05-19-2012 at 12:15 AM
At first I was going to buy a spinning jenny from Tractor Supply...but then; I made this from a
"Fisher Price" Sit-n-Spin and a few scraps of wood and some leftover deck screws. No brake on
Posted in thread: Virginia State fair downsized and relocated on 05-18-2012 at 01:46 AM
I just recently found out that the Virginia State Fair for 2012 has been severly downsized and
relocated west away from the Richmond area. The FFA will hold animal exhibits somewhere else in