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Posted in thread: Do I have a cork problem? on 05-08-2013 at 05:17 PM
Wade, the corks were not expensive but not cheap either. I bought them with bottles from a
winery in Virginia. Putting that aside can you tell if I have a problem? If so, what is it?
Posted in thread: Do I have a cork problem? on 05-08-2013 at 04:58 PM
I bottled some wine yesterday and noticed the imperfections (lenticels) on the colmated corks
were greater than I expected. (I bottled the wine with them anyway.) Now I'm concerned. I split
a cork to ...
Posted in thread: Ideal humidity for my wine cellar on 04-24-2013 at 04:59 PM
The issue with humidity is that corks can either dry-out or rot. Ideally, I'd try for 70%
humidity and if you can't be precise try for something less, rather than more.
Posted in thread: Scratching my Bottom on 03-26-2013 at 07:26 PM
And now I'm scratching my head..That's fine. Just sanitize your hand afterward.
Posted in thread: Yakima Valley Pinot Gris on 03-26-2013 at 03:22 PM
I have an opportunity to get a very good deal on a Selection Estate (predecessor to Eclipse)
Yakima Valley Pinot Gris. Any comments on the quality of this kit?
Posted in thread: first batch welch's concentrate on 03-25-2013 at 07:04 PM
Welcome to WMT. Everything looks really good. Clearly you've been paying attention. One thing
to keep in mind is sanitation. Make certain everything that touches the wine and anything
Posted in thread: Looking for Dry, full body white wine on 03-25-2013 at 02:58 PM
My suggestion is to try WE Australian Chardonnay or Symphony. Both are good quality kits. You
should understand that making wine does require some patience, particularly if you want a
Posted in thread: Wine Kit Questions from a Home Brewer on 03-25-2013 at 11:49 AM
As the title states I'm a home brewer. I'm confident about sanitation, which I know is key for
both wine and beer. I use Star San for brewing and would do the same for winemaking. I have a
couple of q...
Posted in thread: Altering a kit red wine on 03-25-2013 at 02:27 AM
Thanks Tont. That helps a lot.Note that I edited my response. I originally suggested adding oak
chips to the wine, but decided to take that out. I'm concerned that your wine is too mild and
oak chips ...
Posted in thread: Altering a kit red wine on 03-25-2013 at 02:19 AM
Welcome to WMT and good luck with the kit. "Coastal Red" is a brand rather than a variety. but
it seems to be a fairly light red. For that reason, I'd be careful on adding oak and wouldn't
go crazy wi...