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Posted in thread: Yeast Choice on 09-28-2013 at 10:55 AM
I am doing 18 cases of Petite Syrah from Lodi and 5 cases of Old Vine Zinfandel also from Lodi.
(Co-fermentation) My question is this, I usually use Lavin RC212, but unfortunately that was
Posted in thread: Oak Cubes on 01-03-2013 at 09:31 PM
8 ounces is not nearly enough. If you are looking for a good oak flavor, I would consider
swapping out your 8 ounces and then adding in fresh 16oz (another pound - minimum!) for several
months.Ya I re...
Posted in thread: Oak Cubes on 01-01-2013 at 11:45 PM
I have about 8 oz of American medium oak cubes in a 53 gallon neutral barrel. The cubes have
been in for about 1 month. I was going to remove at the 3 month mark. Does anyone know how long
Posted in thread: AirLock/Second Fermentation Question on 11-01-2012 at 12:31 AM
I let my reds clear naturally with time. Its free and it works
Posted in thread: PH Meter on 11-01-2012 at 12:23 AM
I have Phep 5 and had no problems with it.
Posted in thread: when good wines gone bad on 11-01-2012 at 12:19 AM
Joe I'm ready for the italian wine tour. Great job on this thread, love reading it and it is
very informative. Thank You. A Presto
Posted in thread: First MLF on 10-31-2012 at 08:16 PM
I just test to see if my ml ferment was done and had similar results. Its been 1 month. I gave
it one more stir, going to let it sit for 1 more week, then add so2, and continue on to bulk
Posted in thread: Need help with PH. on 10-31-2012 at 11:38 AM
Thanks for the advice!Yea, in retrospect, I wish that I would have done a lot of due diligence
in the research of wine making before I started. I actually started after trying a wine that a
buddy had ...
Posted in thread: Need help with PH. on 10-30-2012 at 09:41 PM
I always tried to make initial adjustments prior to fermentation. If u need to adjust
afterwards I have used potasium bicarnate which will lower your TA and raise your Ph. Use
calcium carbonate prior ...
Posted in thread: Hard Cider, No Fermentation... on 10-30-2012 at 09:32 PM
there should not be an airlock on during primary fermentation. it needs oxygen. keep it cover
with a clean cloth