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dcbrown73

Clueless Winemaker

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03-28-2016

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01-19-2017 10:17 PM

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  • I love learning new things, that
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  • Posted in thread: Whip technique for degassing on 01-19-2017 at 03:21 PM
    I really don't use my degessing whip anymore now that I use the all-in-one pump and time in the
    carboy. Degassing happens on it's own without intentionally attempting to degass.That said, I
    do not bel...

  • Posted in thread: K-Meta Question on 01-18-2017 at 04:39 PM
    You would need to test specific wines you're asking about. They will likely differ depending on
    the wine you purchase.That said, I believe commercial wines use much higher levels than most
    home winema...

  • Posted in thread: I hate my thermometers on 01-18-2017 at 10:55 AM
    Well ya never know know where the next 100 page post will will come from. think we should
    discuss this further.

  • Posted in thread: ABV and volume additions on 01-17-2017 at 02:05 PM
    Total Wine Volume / 100 * AVB = Actual Volume of Alcohol.So, 3 Gallons / 100 * 16.2 =
    0.486Gallons of Alcohol.A gallon is 3.78 liters. So 1.2L (the fpac) / 3.78L == 0.31 gallons.
    (the fpac is equal to...

  • Posted in thread: I hate my thermometers on 01-17-2017 at 08:40 AM
    I measure temperature prior to throwing yeast mostly to ensure it's in the right temperature
    range. During fermentation week, I record it but mainly just to understand how active the yeast
    is. (gravit...

  • Posted in thread: REVIEW: Headspace Eliminator (All in One) on 01-17-2017 at 07:54 AM
    Everything I've read says the contact time for Kmeta is 5 minutes.Well, I guess I need to wait
    longer! Thanks!

  • Posted in thread: REVIEW: Headspace Eliminator (All in One) on 01-17-2017 at 07:06 AM
    Use 2 1-gallon jugs. Pump to the empty jug.swap cane/stopper.repeat.No need to "pour" the
    k-meta back.Interesting. I've been informed I only need to pump it through once then let the
    pump sit for at l...

  • Posted in thread: I hate my thermometers on 01-16-2017 at 08:35 PM
    I use a laboratory thermometer.I test in a test jar, not in carboys.

  • Posted in thread: Purchasing wine online on 01-14-2017 at 12:55 PM
    What is powered alcohol? Or did you mean powdered alcohol?Yep, typo. Powdered alcohol.

  • Posted in thread: Purchasing wine online on 01-13-2017 at 07:05 PM
    is it winelibrary? try garyswine.Yep, does Gary's Wine use UPS or something? Not sure if UPS
    does it. I have had wine delivered via UPS before, but not from Wine Library.

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