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Posted in thread: Support your local shops! on 03-22-2017 at 03:13 PM
Yes, the OP is extremely lucky. There are zero full-line stores here. There is a brewing store,
but no winemaking. There is a store that stocks SOME winemaking hardware and (usually out of
Posted in thread: Lowes Movers Coupons on 03-22-2017 at 03:08 PM
If you have been in the military, home depot will give a 10 percent discount. At least they do
around here. Arne.LOL, one time the appliance guy was wanting me to buy the floor model so bad,
he said, ...
Posted in thread: Lowes Movers Coupons on 03-22-2017 at 03:04 PM
I realize we got some high earners in here, but my view is just get yourself a good
programmable for cheap, program that bad boy, and have a glass. My programmable has done just
fine over the past 10 ...
Posted in thread: Post a photo, any photo on 03-18-2017 at 10:07 AM
What I did on my spring break... a 1971 Ford/Mercury 429 with 560 advertised horsepower as I
built it, mounted with a 1970 bell housing and 4-speed toploader transmission, that will be
going into a 1...
Posted in thread: AcideX and Acid Blend on 03-11-2017 at 08:33 AM
To reduce acidity in wine, you can use sparing amounts of potassium bicarbonate (commonly sold
as a stomach calmer) or sodium bicarbonate (baking soda). Be very sparing in adding these and
be sure the...
Posted in thread: Mexican Cerveza on 03-09-2017 at 11:39 AM
If you want to get rid of the writing on the bottles, soak them in vinegar for a few minutes
and wipe right off. Straight Corona comes right off, Corona light leaves a bit of residue. Not
much, tho. A...
Posted in thread: stabilizing fermented out wine on 03-09-2017 at 11:29 AM
I regularly use cold to precipitate out potassium bitartrate (wine diamonds) from wine made
with grapes. It does have the side effect of killing the yeast. People generally don't like
tartrates in the...
Posted in thread: Tasting Wine on 03-09-2017 at 11:23 AM
Great wines are not all about beakers and measurements. Please, taste your wine at every single
stage. It will not hurt you. But you will gain so many insights into the flavors and nuances of
Posted in thread: Safe to use plastic vinegar jugs to ferment grape juice? on 03-09-2017 at 11:17 AM
I hear all kinds of horror stories. I have used vinegar jugs before, just wash them out really
good and sanitize them well. I hear horror stories about people just making wine where vinegar
Posted in thread: Making wood on 03-09-2017 at 11:10 AM
Oh so true, Wordy. Close down air dampers & you are set for the long haul. And opening the
doors?! Just watch out for those "hopping mad" embers. Hedge, or osage orange as it is also
known as, has a h...