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    how long can i wait

    do you have a long plastic spoon? I successfuly used that to degas my first few wine kits, it's a bit of a work out but it works....
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    capping

    Yes you can, I've done it many times with beer and never had a problem , they'll even unscrew! Just make sure you use new caps.
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    Is this basically like Mike's Hard Lemonade?

    FYI....My tea can only be described with one word....KICKA$$!!!
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    Corked taste???

    How long has it been sitting? Reds take AT LEAST a year to reach their peak...
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    What R you doing today?

    taking the kids to the local remembrance day ceremonies, it's nice that I'm not on parade this year so I can take my kids and get them to know what that'a all about...
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    remembering fallen brothers...

    I dedicate this rememberance day to the ones who didn't come back, but also to the ones who came back hurt or broken...thank you for your sacrifice, may war one day be a thing of the past.... "On remembrance day members of the armed forces (soldiers) are commemorated. The other common name...
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    My blueberry pee

    I used the slurry from my blueberry wine, but imo you could use the syrup with any slurry, i'm going to try it again with a pinot griggio slurry next ;)
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    Bottling without a corker

    you could go with something like this: http://www.finevinewines.com/p-907-5210.aspx I never tried it so I don't know how long you can keep your wine in the bags....
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    WineXpert Is anyone in the Halifax area going to the Wine Expert tasting

    I'm buying my ticks for the Cole-Harbour one this week end ;)
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    Bottling without a corker

    one of my friend recycles pop bottles, you can buy new caps for .05-.10$ ea...I tried it but it's not for me...but it's cheap!
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    My blueberry pee

    I'm tasting it tonight.....it's a keeper, very interesting mix of flavors, it will be a good recipe to redo for the summer very refreshing!! :h
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    Bottling without a corker

    Here's the 1st thing that comes to mind....
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    Looking for a recipe for a 3 gallon batch

    you can also convert a 5 or 6 gallon recipe let,s say you want to convert a 5 gal batch ingredient / 5= A A X 3= a 3gallon recipe. Always look at the instructions on the package for chemicals thaugh...
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    My pee

    Take your SG first, if your present wine is bellow 1.000 I wouldn't try it with slurry...if you look it up, there are other ways.
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    Is this basically like Mike's Hard Lemonade?

    I used the whip in the primary for mine.....about 3 X 3 mins...worked real good. Good luck! here's a pick from this after noon when I was bottleing it:
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