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    ABOUT ME

  • wine maker for 30 years, presently retired
  • wine making gardening
  • retired
  • Overland Park
  • Kansas

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  • Posted in thread: potassium metabisulfite and yeast question on 09-20-2017 at 12:22 PM
    don't know how much you lugs weigh but 12-15 lbs of grapes make one gallon of finished.
    wine.k-meta dose would be 1/4 tsp per 5 gallons of fished wine.yeast dosage is one gram per
    gallon of finished w...

  • Posted in thread: Cab/Zin/Petit Syrah on 09-20-2017 at 12:15 PM
    I am a proponent of making wine separately and then blending the finished product once wine is
    clear. in your case the percentage can be many. you could end up with 6-9 wines depending on
    the blends.H...

  • Posted in thread: Back sweetening wine after sitting in carboy on 09-20-2017 at 12:13 PM
    I would back sweeten a sample bottle and then let is sit for about a week and make sure it
    doesn't restart. if okay do the rest. add k-meta before bottling at rate of 1/4 tsp for 5
    gallons.

  • Posted in thread: Frozen concentrate where did I go wrong? on 09-20-2017 at 06:50 AM
    no but to be safe add a 1/4 tsp per 5 gallons of K-meta.

  • Posted in thread: Use of Grape Skins in Fermentation on 09-19-2017 at 12:35 PM
    I would add the skins to the juice and hydrate a yeast and inoculate. the cultured yeast will
    take over.I would recommend your next wine just crush grapes with a destemmer/crusher, it will
    separate ou...

  • Posted in thread: Use of Grape Skins in Fermentation on 09-19-2017 at 07:22 AM
    if the seeds have not been crushed you should be okay. seeds add tannin along with the grape
    skins. if you experienced a green taste last year , which I assume you mean a grassy taste the
    grapes may n...

  • Posted in thread: Frozen concentrate where did I go wrong? on 09-18-2017 at 06:47 AM
    was the wine clear before you bottled? should wait at least a month after fermentation is
    complete to make sure wine is clear then bottle. milky look to sediment seem that some yeast
    have fallen out o...

  • Posted in thread: Marquette and Foch grape numbers on 09-17-2017 at 07:18 AM
    that is correct I forgot to mention the decimal relocation. grapes are still not ripe.

  • Posted in thread: DOn't have enough yeast - can I mix? on 09-17-2017 at 07:16 AM
    I'm sorry I miss read your 47 gallons as 47lbs. but you are still okay. you are hydrating
    properly and you are actually adding 25 grams of yeast which is a little short but it will just
    take a little ...

  • Posted in thread: DOn't have enough yeast - can I mix? on 09-16-2017 at 03:38 PM
    the 5 grams is for finished wine of 5 gallons.. 5 gallons would be 60lbs of grape. you have
    enough for your must. make sure you hydrate properly and add yeast nutrient once fermentation
    starts. you sh...

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