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    Liquid Oak extract

    FWIW, I just finished a Blackberry Port Style Wine. I added 20ml. Of liquid oak to 3 gallons of the wine. I think it was just what was needed to put the port style wine over the top. I bottled it tonight and will let it age until the holidays...
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    Fermenting 2 kits together

    Thanks, that’s what I was thinking.
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    Fermenting 2 kits together

    A couple of questions. I thinking of fermenting 2 kits of Island Mist Blueberry Pinot Noir in the same fermentation bucket. The question is do I use both packets of yeast ? When I go to stabilize do I add both packets of stabilizer? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks, Bakervinyard
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    Corona Virus & Day to Day

    My wife and I got our first shot 10 days ago. Second shot is scheduled for the end of the month. We received the Moderna vaccine. We both just had a sore arm for about 48 hours. on the debate about which vaccine to get. Let me tell you what my son said who is a scientist with a major...
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    2021, what are your plans?

    I‘ve already started my wines this year. In January I started a batch of Island Mist Blueberry, added 2 pounds of sugar in the primary and about 25% of the F-PAC. I took 1 gallon to try making sparkling. I‘ll know in about a month. Made a second batch of Blueberry. Have a Island Mist Peach in...
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    The Bread Thread

    @Kraffty, I'm a retired baker and the amount of protein in the flour makes all the difference. You want to use a flour with about 12% protein. Try checking out the manufacturers web site. You should be able to get the information there. On a positive note the breads i see on this thread look...
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    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas to everyone! The new year has to be better !!
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    Fontana Chardonnay with Joeswine Tweaks

    @crabjoe, where did you purchase the kit for $40, on Amazon its 50.00 plus 15.00 for shipping.
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    Cleaning station

    Thanks Rocky, much apricated.
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    Cleaning station

    @Rocky, Could you post a picture of the carboy rack from the front. I'd like ti use your idea and make a few for myself. Thanks, Bakervinyard
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    Cleaning station

    @Rocky, Could you post a picture of the carboy rack from the front. I'd like ti use your idea and make a few for myself. Thanks, Bakervinyard
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    Cleaning station

    @Rocky, Could you post a picture of the carboy rack from the front. I'd like ti use your idea and make a few for myself. Thanks, Bakervinyard
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    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    Hey Joe, not to change the subject but I started a kit of Island Mist Cranberry pinot gris and I have a gallon I want to add some orange zest to get a hint of orange to the taste. I added 2 pounds sugar, 2 pounds sliced cranberries and about 25% of the F-Pac in the primary. finished wine is...
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    Composite Decking

    @BoatBoy, I replaced my deck boards with composite boards a couple of years ago. I had fir decking that was dry rotted. I wanted to replace with wood but my better halve convinced me to use the composite. Best thing I ever did. I bought spacers to speed installation up. Also I got an adjustable...
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    How do you dispose of sediment?

    I'll tell ya a story. DON'T, I repeat Don't put it down your drain. I've been making wine for about 8 years and I always poured it down my utility sink drain. a couple of years ago My sewer pipe got clogged and I had to have a contractor dig up my pipe and replace it. Cost me 3000.00 dollars...
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