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Posted in thread: What's new in your cellar? on 03-26-2017 at 11:31 AM
EFESTE Spring allocation is in! :db3 killer Syrahs from three of the most famous
vineyards/AVA's in WA State. One Boushey, one Red Willow, one Red Mountain. No funk here, just
pure powerhouse syrah. 2...
Posted in thread: Chateau Michaelena Vineyard on 03-26-2017 at 08:05 AM
LOL No I paid extra for those roots, think I will keep them! Since I am replacing vines there
is already I hole I dug ~5 years ago. Sometimes I would get lucky and only run into softball
sized basalt ...
Posted in thread: low-cost pH meter maintenance? on 03-26-2017 at 08:01 AM
You would use pH meter "Storage Solution" also available at AmazonThe cheap meters use the same
technology (glass tipped Probe) they just use a very cheap version of the probe and very cheap
Posted in thread: Use caution when testing TA with ph meter on 03-26-2017 at 07:55 AM
The reasoning is that the other parts the equation then just cancel each other out. And yes
there is a formula in which you don't have to dilute your wine and it may use 15 ml sample size
but it may u...
Posted in thread: low-cost pH meter maintenance? on 03-25-2017 at 07:41 PM
Storing a pH probe in a storage solution is the best practice way to protect the probe and your
investment. If you spend $15 for a pH meter you don't have much invested really. So your call
at this po...
Posted in thread: What R you doing today? on 03-25-2017 at 06:22 PM
Pretty sure that qualifies you as a multitasking Master of the Brewery Arts..... or MBA!Bottled
12 gallons of wine while brewing 5 gallons of beer.
Posted in thread: Use caution when testing TA with ph meter on 03-25-2017 at 05:34 PM
No, it would require 12ml of NaOH to reach pH 8.2 for a 15ml sample.Assume I use .1 NaOH, If I
tested a 5 ml sample and it took me 4 ml of NaOH to reach 8.2, (6g/l). Should the same wine
with a sample...
Posted in thread: Chateau Michaelena Vineyard on 03-25-2017 at 05:25 PM
Oh yea, we have had a warm but luckily wet winter. We got many of the pacific fronts from CA
this winter and almost no arctic fronts. The last two weeks we were 15-20 degrees above normal
temp wise. I...
Posted in thread: Chateau Michaelena Vineyard on 03-25-2017 at 12:41 PM
Well the replacement of Marquette with Noiret begins in 2017! It (Marquette) may make a
fantastic wine but it doesn't do well in my location due to late Spring frost most every year.
I also happen to ...
Posted in thread: What's new in your cellar? on 03-25-2017 at 07:17 AM
There is just so much good stuff being produced in WA these days at price points that CA can't
even come close to or they don't care perhaps as they have no problem selling it at 2X the
price.When I g...