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Posted in thread: Refractometer & Hydrometer reading on 09-19-2013 at 07:24 PM
plop it into some tap water or better yet distilled water if you have it. Verify it reads
1.000. If not, then you know how much it is off. if way off, then buy a new one.This is not
Posted in thread: which one? juice buckets? on 09-17-2013 at 08:27 PM
I ordered 12 gallons of chard juice buckets. My guess is that you are better off sticking to
white wines for juice buckets.Yes in deed.I agree as well Grapes for red wine.Juice buckets for
Posted in thread: Refractometer & Hydrometer reading on 09-17-2013 at 08:08 PM
Using a hydrometer is a lot less trouble. Just make sure it is calibrated.Hey John never heard
of calibrating a hydrometer before.Could you fill me in?I know of temp.correction.
Posted in thread: Disappointed in my Zinfaldel Royal on 06-18-2013 at 09:50 PM
Rocky,choice C would be a good choice.Have you checked your ph and ta?May need some
adjustments.No f-pack,No sorbate.Did you Ml your Zin?Have you any Petite Syrah on hand?Or do as
the romans do.Like y...
Posted in thread: MLF On Top of Oak? on 06-01-2013 at 03:50 PM
If you are going to use chips MLF should be fine as the whole process should take only a week
or two. And then you rack again for ageing. One problem with chips is amount of contact time
(unless you l...
Posted in thread: Chilean Grapes and Juice on 02-10-2013 at 12:25 PM
M&M Juice grape.com Are in Hartford and get fresh chilean grapes,They also have a huge cooler
they store in.I have purchesed them in the past few years.The Grapes have been in great
shape,the wine is ...
Posted in thread: Red Cab Sauvignon from Grape Juice Pails on 01-21-2013 at 09:11 PM
Late September 2010 my son's father-in-law invited me to join him in making a batch of red
cabernet sauvignon. We purchased I think it was something like 18 5-gal pails of the juice from
a local vendo...
Posted in thread: Main Difference Between Your Wines and Commercial Wines? on 12-29-2012 at 07:01 PM
Well Rocky I guess we were brought up on the similar was of life.I also make all the same as
you do.I disagree when it comes to wine making.The commercial guys taught us on how to test
wines and do ph...
Posted in thread: Main Difference Between Your Wines and Commercial Wines? on 12-29-2012 at 04:02 PM
Pretty Bold statment's considering it's the commercial guy's that study and are schooled in
wine making gave us all this great advice so we could better our wines.I have had some great
Posted in thread: I haven't seen this approach discussed here on 12-15-2012 at 02:31 PM
I've been at this wine making for 6 months now and have 9 batches under my belt. I'm most
excited for the Merlot from a pail of pure juice from No. Cal. I've got aging. My question
is... come next sep...