Last Activity:12-01-2013 12:01 PM
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Posted in thread: Good Red kit ready in 9-10 months? on 11-15-2013 at 09:46 AM
Follow the directions on the Super Tuscan It will be perfect
Posted in thread: Good Red kit ready in 9-10 months? on 11-13-2013 at 02:45 PM
Rocky speaks the truth, the RJS Super Tuscan will be very good in 9 months, Heck mine don't
survive that long.But, I would just bottle it when it clears and age that way. You are planning
a wedding, y...
Posted in thread: Need a good Pinot Noir kit? on 11-13-2013 at 02:33 PM
I have done the WE Estate selection, The Cellar Craft Sterling and a cheap RC Paklab (with
tweaks) I think they are all better than a Mark West. The cellar craft was $100 with a grape
pack. I picked i...
Posted in thread: Thinking Out of the Box on 11-13-2013 at 02:22 PM
Here is my "different" tweakI know the time window has passed for others to try this, but I got
a 7.5 gal bucket (one of my primaries) full of Marquette cake from a local vineyard/friend. I
have been ...
Posted in thread: Bulk Aging 15 gal vs 5 gal on 11-08-2013 at 09:40 AM
Rocky It looks like your getting more and more equipment since I was there. This hobby is truly
an addiction. I am working on English Walnut racks to hold 500 + bottles. I will post progress
as I go. ...
Posted in thread: Rookie mistake of the week. Or, how not to handle a carboy on 11-06-2013 at 02:43 PM
That's enough to make you Whine
Posted in thread: Tannin Powder for a Chilean Cab Merlot ? on 11-04-2013 at 09:33 AM
is this a paklab kit?Look at this link, go down to the Sangiovese post.
Posted in thread: Raisins/Currants for Barolo on 11-04-2013 at 09:26 AM
I haven't tried an Eclipse kit yet. My wife says I have to finish the kits on the shelf first.
Only 6 kits to go.
Posted in thread: First wine kit. on 11-04-2013 at 09:19 AM
DON'T degas for 20 min!!! My first kit was oxidized early because I over stirred. I would not
stir at all from primary to secondary. If I recall that kit has a grape pack, so the periodic
Posted in thread: Raisins/Currants for Barolo on 11-01-2013 at 10:24 AM
I used med toast chips in the primary. I boil the oak and add the water as well to extract the
flavor a bit faster, because I have a high ambient temp. and fermentation is quick. This was
their Amore ...