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  • Posted in thread: What's for Dinner? on 05-25-2017 at 09:52 PM
    Is that the chipotle-braised short ribs? If so, can you email me some? :HBYep. I bought too
    many Ribs to fit originally and had enough left over that I cooked a second batch up in the
    crock pot a few ...

  • Posted in thread: "Older" corks on 05-25-2017 at 09:48 PM
    I keep mine in a corkador with KMETA. My last batch of 1000 was going on two years old. They
    had definitely hardened but looked perfect still. My last two batches of white wine that I used
    those corks...

  • Posted in thread: What's for Dinner? on 05-25-2017 at 07:07 PM
    Well, I try to eat halfway healthy during the work week but I am off tomorrow and these
    leftovers of leftovers were calling to me so I added another layer...... of baby portobello
    shrooms cooked in th...

  • Posted in thread: New barrel prep on 05-25-2017 at 11:21 AM
    I used canning wax with a full barrel. Nothing moves that stuff. Its possible you have a hard
    to get to leaking area. Barrel wax may require an empty barrel as Jim said.

  • Posted in thread: California Sauvignon Blanc Rosé on 05-25-2017 at 07:10 AM
    Rules? There are no rules when it comes to Kit winemaking! LOL

  • Posted in thread: What R you doing today? on 05-24-2017 at 08:20 PM
    coaching a cold, miserable baseball game; its Rose, Rose for my birthday.

  • Posted in thread: Post a photo, any photo on 05-24-2017 at 06:50 PM

  • Posted in thread: New barrel prep on 05-24-2017 at 01:16 PM
    If you call Vadai and let them know they will be more than happy to send out some barrel wax.
    That cost them less than sending a barrel back

  • Posted in thread: New barrel prep on 05-24-2017 at 10:46 AM
    Remember on a new barrel you break in with water which has a SG = 1.000. Then you pour wine in
    with an SG = ~ 0.994 so thinner and thinner means it can make its way through seals that were
    once though...

  • Posted in thread: New barrel prep on 05-24-2017 at 09:52 AM
    Get some wax on those spots. They make a barrel wax you can purchase online. I use canning wax
    from the grocery store and warm up a small chunk in the microwave for 10 sec. Then just rub it
    in the lea...

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