Last Activity:05-21-2013 1:25 PM
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Posted in thread: When to Bottle ? on 05-21-2013 at 06:24 PM
Sounds good. I would leave it in bulk aging for a year. Of course you can sneak a "QA sample"
now and then.
Posted in thread: Chilean Wine Adventure on 05-20-2013 at 05:21 PM
Sounds great Jim. You are going to love these wines. I made the Carmenere and I have had some
of Shoebiedoo's Malbec from last year and both wines are superb. I also made a Cabernet
Sauvignon from Chi...
Posted in thread: Keeping the muslin bag down on 05-20-2013 at 05:08 PM
FAB, I make a point of squeezing the bag at least twice per day during primary fermentation.
The CO2 is trapped in the bag and causes it to float. Squeezing adds TDSs and more flavor IMHO.
The bag nev...
Posted in thread: When to Bottle ? on 05-20-2013 at 05:01 PM
Zigman, what variety of wine are you making? Is it from grapes, juice or a kit? I typically
leave red wines in a combination of glass and barrel for about 1 year and white wines in glass
6 months befo...
Posted in thread: Pictures of your equipment on 05-19-2013 at 01:13 AM
Hey winemakers, I ordered some stuff and I was asking myself "what kind of equipment do you
guys have"?Maybe you can make an list or take an picture Bearpaw Bearpaw, this is a PG rated
forum. I think ...
Posted in thread: Used Wine Barrels, Chicago on 05-18-2013 at 02:56 AM
Hey, Dan. Welcome to the forum. I don't think you are suggesting that these barrels can be used
for wine, correct? I know that there are many great uses for them and from your website, they
Posted in thread: Other peoples wines on 05-18-2013 at 02:52 AM
Hey Gang, I just had a bottle of Shoebiedoo's Merlot today with some homemade sauce, bread and
meatballs. If any of you can work a trade with him, I highly recommend it. A truly great wine!
Way to go,...
Posted in thread: Glass carboys on 05-18-2013 at 02:47 AM
Mac, having too many carboys is like having too much money. I have about 33 "vessels" that
range from 6.5 gallon to 1/2 gallon with holed stoppers to fit all of them. I never "top up"
wine and always ...
Posted in thread: What R you doing today? on 05-16-2013 at 02:43 PM
Nothing to do with wine making, but I am building a three section composting bin for my garden.
It will be able to "cook up" about 3 yards when fully utilized.
Posted in thread: Hole is dug for our new wine cellar on 05-15-2013 at 11:28 AM
Sammyk, it looks great! Kind of reminds me of an ammo bunker. Nice job.
Where there's a will, I want to be in it.
- new resident in the vineyard
- Other woods?
- Sulfite adjustment issue
- UPDATE: Bottles coming out of the ocean now!
- Chocolate Peppermint Wine
- I apologize but this was just TOO PERFECT!
- WE California muscato kit
- Juice box wine?
- Keeping the muslin bag down
- Despair in Oklahoma
- racking and leaving sediment is old school