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      Earldw reacted to Artie66's post in the thread TA and pH for blackberry must with Like Like.
      Yes easy to drink some of not so good wine when stock is low!
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      @Earldw : My method for starter is add the entire 5gm packet to a cup of warm (100 degree) water, 1 tsp sugar and a pinch of nutrient...
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      Earldw reacted to nicktaft1999's post in the thread First batches for 2022 with Like Like.
      thank for sharing. it' was very useful. We all like good wine :)
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      Earldw replied to the thread First batches for 2022.
      Thanks for all the advise and information! We have 12-1/2 gallons of red settling with the white still cooking along.
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      Earldw reacted to winemaker81's post in the thread First batches for 2022 with Like Like.
      @Earldw, in addition to personal taste, some wines don't work as well dry. Country wines need a bit of sugar to bring out the fruit. I'm...
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      Earldw reacted to winemaker81's post in the thread First batches for 2022 with Like Like.
      The difference is that folks understand what the SG reading represents, but many don't understand what the refractometer reading...
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      Earldw replied to the thread First batches for 2022.
      I have found that in my hobbies there are always the great debates; polyurethane vs tung oil, lagers vs IPA’s, amplified vs acoustic and...
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      Earldw reacted to cmason1957's post in the thread First batches for 2022 with Like Like.
      Muscadines will be better with sweetening. How much is a personal choice. I don't drink Muscadine wine very often, so I'm no help with...
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      Earldw reacted to Raptor99's post in the thread First batches for 2022 with Like Like.
      @Earldw You are right that you can use the change in Brix to determine whether the sugar content is still changing. But as @cmason1957...
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      Earldw replied to the thread First batches for 2022.
      Your spot on about the grape press. Last year in an effort to be cheap and avoid buying a crusher, I tried just putting whole frozen...
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      Earldw replied to the thread First batches for 2022.
      Nice reply! Right now fermentation has slowed on both reds with the Montrachet batch still forming a 6” cap but getting much looser...
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      Earldw reacted to winemaker81's post in the thread First batches for 2022 with Like Like.
      Depends if you do it right or do it wrong. Wrong is, as Craig alluded, permitting too much air contact. For me, the "right" way to make...
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      Earldw reacted to cmason1957's post in the thread First batches for 2022 with Like Like.
      I don't like to leave my fermentation in a bucket for that long. Haven't ever done it, so I can't answer if it will cause harm or not...
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      Earldw replied to the thread First batches for 2022.
      Is there a disadvantage to continuing primary fermentation for extraction purposes? They are covered with fermentation locks, getting a...
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      Earldw reacted to winemaker81's post in the thread First batches for 2022 with Like Like.
      I made a very high-tech jig for racking -- to avoid clogging the racking tube, you will want to make one: Wrap it in a straining...
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