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  • Posted in thread: How Many Carboys You Got? on 05-22-2017 at 04:52 PM
    I keep an odd number of carboys so I can always have a free carboy for racking.(9) six gallon
    carboys(5) three gallon carboys(4) one gallon jugs for what doesn't fit in the 6/3 gallon
    carboys(24) 32oz...

  • Posted in thread: Chilean 2017 on 05-19-2017 at 11:04 AM
    At punch down last night, temp was 83 degrees and we were down to 11 brix. Temp was at 86
    degrees this morning and we are noticeably at the top of the fermentation curve! I do not know
    if I said this,...

  • Posted in thread: Post a photo, any photo on 05-19-2017 at 07:33 AM
    Obviously, a real "fixer-upper". The perfect place for the true "do-it-yerselfer"! :) The sad
    thing is that a place like that in NJ could fetch 400K easy!Is that true in southern New Jersey
    too? I kno...

  • Posted in thread: Cherry Chocolate Port on 05-18-2017 at 05:01 PM
    Here is one way around that particular problem. The sugar gets sweeter as it splits up from
    sucrose (a disaccharide) to glucose + fructose (which are monosaccharides). Fructose is very
    sweet. If you m...

  • Posted in thread: Question regarding labels for 375ml wine bottle on 05-18-2017 at 03:06 PM
    I always fill a few 375ml bottles towards the end of my bottling process and the labels for my
    750s seem to fit fine on the 375ml bottles.

  • Posted in thread: Separating skins for transfer? on 05-18-2017 at 03:04 PM
    I haven't tired this, but I suppose you could also skim the cap off with a strainer prior to
    starting the pump. That way even less trouble once the volume reaches the point that the cap is
    at the bott...

  • Posted in thread: Cherry Chocolate Port on 05-18-2017 at 01:08 PM
    So, my Cherry Chocolate Walnut wine is right at six months old now. I want to bottle it around
    nine months old, but I want to make at least half of it into a Cherry Chocolate Walnut port.
    I've been re...

  • Posted in thread: Post a photo, any photo on 05-18-2017 at 12:47 PM
    It appears that it was an idiot inebriated driver in Times Square. (they are saying he already
    had 2 arrests for the same thing) 22 injured, 1 dead.

  • Posted in thread: What's in your glass tonight? on 05-16-2017 at 04:01 PM
    Had this last night, not really impressed yet as it is a young wine at only just a bit over 2
    months after f-pack added.This bottle was the left over when I racked after clearing, the
    remaining is bul...

  • Posted in thread: Low s.g. From juice pail on 05-09-2017 at 11:26 AM
    I would definitely contact the supplier before boosting the SG. Last thing you want to do is
    boost the ABV way above what it should be (not to mention sweeter) due to it already starting
    the fermentat...

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