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    buzi replied to the thread Oaking Sangiovese wine.
    Morewine has oak spheres. I got them for Christmas a few years back and they work great! Thay don't have as much surface area as a...
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    buzi reacted to crushday's post in the thread First Crush since 2017! with Like Like.
    Very cool. What a journey. I look forward to lifting a glass in the future. And, 6DM2 is a cool camera. Right now I’m shooting a...
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    buzi replied to the thread Help Needed.
    Definitely. Mix then between the 3 gallon jugs. They will also mellow over time. Hang in there!
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    buzi reacted to CDrew's post in the thread 2020 is happening. with Like Like.
    It took her a few years to warm up to it. She really liked the 2019 Rose I made and so from there it was all about making some...
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    buzi reacted to winemaker81's post in the thread Help Needed with Like Like.
    I agree with @KCCam, that is a LOT of sugar. You'll get a very strong wine and it will likely have residual sugar. @farmhorse62, it...
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    buzi reacted to KCCam's post in the thread Help Needed with Like Like.
    I’m stumped. Can you check your hydrometer in water? Adding 12 lbs of sugar to 3 gallons of juice and 1 gallon of water should give an...
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    buzi reacted to Kitchen's post in the thread Extended Maceration: 3 Weeks with Wow Wow.
    Been tasting this for a while. It got rough as nails and went totally plush last night. 24 days on the skins; I want to get a little...
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    buzi replied to the thread Help Needed.
    Hi farmhorse, what are you fermenting? Is it from fresh fruit or juice? What yeasts are you using and how much? What are the...
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    buzi reacted to crushday's post in the thread Last grapes of the year... with Like Like.
    Drove to Portland yesterday morning to pick up the buckets. This morning, they were mostly thawed. Here are the carcasses...
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    buzi reacted to Johnd's post in the thread Last grapes of the year... with Like Like.
    Personally, I'd just do the water, but only enough to drop it to 26.5 or 27, PS is a big wine that can handle the alcohol. See where...
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    buzi reacted to Ajmassa's post in the thread Cold soak using dry ice with Like Like.
    Ending the cold soak today. Monday night to Saturday. I’ve been opening the box once a day in the afternoon to mix it up and add some...
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    buzi reacted to Ajmassa's post in the thread Cold soak using dry ice with Like Like.
    Going into this I figured there was a high probability could be a giant hassle and not worth it. Theory is always different than...
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    buzi reacted to Ajmassa's post in the thread Cold soak using dry ice with Wow Wow.
    Dry ice Cold box cold soak is underway! So far seems to be working too. box holds x6 6gal pails. I bought 100lbs of dry ice blocks...
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    buzi reacted to Ajmassa's post in the thread Cold soak using dry ice with Like Like.
    Also, not exactly on topic but I salvaged an old coat rack from an elementary school I was working at. Cleaned it up and hung overhead...
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    buzi reacted to Kitchen's post in the thread Extended Maceration: 3 Weeks with Like Like.
    Now at day 16, and 10 days after fermentation ended (although I did a 12% whole cluster and still a lot of whole berries in there) on...
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