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    ChuckD replied to the thread Post a photo, any photo.
    That same sticky snow really hammered us on Tuesday. I’m on day-three with no power and no anticipated restoration date! Luckily I...
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    ChuckD replied to the thread Low pH in apple wine.
    Mine pushed corks but no bottles broke! Live and learn!
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    ChuckD replied to the thread Low pH in apple wine.
    Take it from me. Uncork them all over a clean tub then pour the wine into a clean carboy to complete this new fermentation. Then get...
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    I'm the exact opposite, one of my deciding factors on a wine is "do I want 2 cases of this?" If I don't, I probably won't make it. 🤣...
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    ChuckD replied to the thread Delayed bud break.
    They predicted this, and I just knew all day that I should get a load of wood in and get the generator ready but I have a terrible cold...
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    ChuckD replied to the thread Delayed bud break.
    It’s hard to measure the total since a lot of it melted before it started to accumulate. I took my wife to work this morning and the...
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    ChuckD replied to the thread Certificate vs bachelors.
    Welcome to WMT Stevie! Stick around. Lots of good knowledge here and several who have gone pro.
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    ChuckD replied to the thread Delayed bud break.
    Yep we are in the predicted 8”- 12” snow band! We need the moisture… I just wish it wasn’t snow!
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    ChuckD reacted to wood1954's post in the thread Oak Barrel Plunge with Like Like.
    I made a holder for the staves so I could put them together, I also numbered them so they went together easy. I haven’t tested the...
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    Kits are designed to be bottled in a very short time frame, 4 to 8 weeks. Typically bentonite is added pre-ferment and kieselsol &...
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    Welcome to WMT. Aging in the carboy vs bottle allows the wine to age in bulk, leading to more consistent results. Extended aging also...
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    ChuckD replied to the thread New Member.
    Welcome. I look forward to hearing about your wines!
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    ChuckD reacted to vinny's post in the thread I'm BACK! with Like Like.
    It was a pretty big disappointment for me when my high end kits lost their bold front end vanilla creamy oak flavors. I had been making...
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    @Len, in re-reading this thread, I realized you need a better answer. First -- there's no such thing as an "aging clock", as in some...
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    ChuckD reacted to StimVino's post in the thread Moving Lots of Must with Wow Wow.
    Every year i carry over 1,000 lbs of grapes down the stairs into my basement. I thought about getting a stair climbing dolly, but have...
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