In my terrible twos of wine making

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  • Posted in thread: What's in your glass tonight? on 01-18-2017 at 08:23 PM
    Brought the wine thief to the basement (the glass one, not the human one) and tried the Fall
    Cab Franc and then the Lanza Zin. Both are doing well, the Cab Franc doesn't need any more oak
    at this poin...

  • Posted in thread: What's for Dinner? on 01-18-2017 at 05:48 PM
    Had some left over pulled chicken thighs that we did in the crockpot yesterday, so since it was
    a make-your-own meal night, I did up a batch of pulled chicken nachos, with some diced peppers,

  • Posted in thread: Extended Maceration Eclipse Lodi 11 Cab on 01-17-2017 at 08:37 PM
    My guess is the yeast is less foaming. I remember reading something (maybe written by Tim
    Vandergrift) that EC1118 is in most kids due to the low foaming tendencies.Father forgive me
    for I have sinned...

  • Posted in thread: What's in your glass tonight? on 01-17-2017 at 08:10 PM
    Thanks, guys! Keep your fingers crossed -- I may have dodged a bullet. After a full night's
    thinking about the problem and a full day's working on it, I may have come up with a $300 fix.
    :r I should k...

  • Posted in thread: Apple wine on the cheap on 01-17-2017 at 08:08 PM
    Never done apple, so I'm not being critical, only inquisitive, why use malic instead of
    tartaric? Shouldn't there be plenty malic from the apples?I've got both tartaric and malic on
    hand, just seems l...

  • Posted in thread: Apple wine on the cheap on 01-17-2017 at 07:46 PM
    Now that I can test my NaOH, I retested the apple wine. pH 4.01 solution was 4.02, pH 7.01
    solution was 6.99, newly purchased pH 3.0 solution was 3.0. So all is good there. Tested the
    apple wine and g...

  • Posted in thread: What's for Dinner? on 01-17-2017 at 07:08 PM
    Some recent meals. South Indian cooking has been at the forefront of my mind lately. Spinach
    and mushroom curry. Here us some jeera rice (cumin rice). Mexican black beans and rice. Middle
    East - How a...

  • Posted in thread: Use caution when testing TA with ph meter on 01-17-2017 at 06:56 PM
    Just for giggles I tested my 0.2N solution tonight that I opened 10-29-16, it is now 0.185N.
    Tested the new 0.1N solution I had ordered from PI Wines and got 0.102N (pretty darn close, and
    I could hav...

  • Posted in thread: Fast Fermentation questions... Vineco Atmosphere on 01-17-2017 at 05:43 PM
    Should I definitely rack to secondary tomorrow, Do you think its had enough time for initial
    fermentation. Is it generally regarded as a good idea to get the wine of the gross lees as soon
    as the wine...

  • Posted in thread: 'nother newbie on 01-17-2017 at 12:15 PM
    Ceeaton, "stabilizing", when is that? & how is it done? I'm still in the bucket and @ 1.046
    right now.After fermentation is finished (SG stays the same for three days in a row), most
    siphon (rack) it ...

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