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  1. Ajmassa5983 replied to the thread Grape Skins and Final ABV.

    1st I heard about this WE old vine zin having 2 packs. Error or not, it’s a come-up.

    Jan 22, 2019 at 4:25 PM
  2. Ajmassa5983 replied to the thread Barrel Leak.

    It’s tough when you’ve got so many damn ideas ya plan to do though! Although I have my room hooked up enough to hold me over for a bit...

    Jan 22, 2019 at 4:21 PM
  3. Ajmassa5983 liked Donz's post in the thread Barrel Leak.

    Hahahaha isn't it a beautiful thing when wine racks accidentally fall off the back of a truck! AJ - one thing at a time. I'm sure your...

    Jan 22, 2019 at 4:09 PM
  4. Ajmassa5983 replied to the thread how to use a hydrometer for newbies.

    “Suspended solids” that come in contact with the hydrometer , even bubbles, will affect the reading, like skins and seeds. At...

    Jan 22, 2019 at 3:43 PM
  5. Ajmassa5983 replied to the thread Barrel Leak.

    Really digging the whole thing. I’m actually not too far behind in needing a large bottle rack area sometime soon. That racking setup...

    Jan 22, 2019 at 3:35 PM
  6. Ajmassa5983 liked mainshipfred's post in the thread Barrel Leak.

    Looks like you and AJ have the same background. The rack looks like Old Mother Hubbard's Cupboard. Mine is the same but I'm too...

    Jan 22, 2019 at 3:29 PM
  7. Ajmassa5983 liked Donz's post in the thread Barrel Leak.

    Yes did over 2000 lbs this year of a Cab blend and a 100% Sangiovese. I have been making wine since my younger days with my father who...

    racking.jpg Jan 22, 2019 at 3:15 PM
  8. Ajmassa5983 replied to the thread Oak Comparison Results: French / Hungarian / American.

    I had the same thought. Goes to show ya how different varietals are affected differently. Initially i only used American medium...

    Jan 22, 2019 at 6:53 AM
  9. Ajmassa5983 liked dmguptill's post in the thread How to perform extended maceration?.

    I did two 8 week EMs side by side on the Master Vintner 2016 limited cab and merlot using a standard bucket. They were 6.5 gallon...

    Jan 22, 2019 at 6:23 AM
  10. Ajmassa5983 replied to the thread Oak Comparison Results: French / Hungarian / American.

    Fantastic job. Thanks for taking the time post your notes. As far as the country’s toast differences, I’m thinking the shade of the...

    Jan 22, 2019 at 4:26 AM
  11. Ajmassa5983 liked JimInNJ's post in the thread Oak Comparison Results: French / Hungarian / American.

    I have some preliminary results from one of the experiments I'm running on my 2018 Dornfelder. The wine was fermented with BDX, D80 and...

    Jan 22, 2019 at 4:14 AM
  12. Ajmassa5983 replied to the thread How to perform extended maceration?.

    Nice! This is solid info to learn that you’ve done EM in a 7.9gal bucket without issue. Its useful for anyone thinking of performing...

    Jan 22, 2019 at 4:10 AM
  13. Ajmassa5983 liked tradowsk's post in the thread How to perform extended maceration?.

    I just use a standard 7.9 gallon plastic bucket. The lid has a rubber gasket in it so it will seal tightly unlike the cheap ones. I did...

    Jan 22, 2019 at 4:06 AM
  14. Ajmassa5983 liked jgmann67's post in the thread How to perform extended maceration?.

    Fermonster. Really like seeing the action through clear plastic.

    Jan 21, 2019 at 11:49 PM
  15. Ajmassa5983 liked Boatboy24's post in the thread How to perform extended maceration?.

    I'm using a Fermonster and bought it just for EM. I'm going to try a small batch of all grape wine with it either this spring or fall.

    Jan 21, 2019 at 11:49 PM