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    Identification

    Hello, I had posted a few days ago about what I thought was “flowers” in my wine during secondary. I listened to the advice and added some k-meta and racked, cleaned, sanitized etc. I’m still curious to know if anyone can help me identify what is in the picture. Thankfully the wine in not...
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    Flowers?

    Thank you very much for the information. It was found in 4 of the carboys. The potassium metabisulfite solution (solution of 1tsp per quart of water) - I used 5 ml per gallon of juice. Each 6 gallon carboy received 30ml or solution. Hoping that seems correct. Thank you, Eric
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    Flowers?

    Hi Arne, Thank you so much for the detailed info. I went to my local brew store and picked up the potassium metabisulfite. The owner who is extremely knowledgeable confirmed exactly what you said. He instructed me add 1tsp of potassium metabisulfite into a quart of water, mix and add 5mls per...
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    Flowers?

    Hello, Going through my first time making wine on my own. Made wine since I was a little kid with my family (30 plus years) I’m currently about 9 weeks in on multiple varieties and noticed yesterday that two of the 6 gallon carboys have a white disc like film at the top. (Picture attached) I...
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    Polyurethane Smell

    Thank you for the reply. Going to take the cabinet out tonight and do some heavy sanding - hopefully I’m successful removing any lingering odors. If not, I’ll have to leave the cabinet out this year. Thank you, Eric
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    Polyurethane Smell

    Hello, I had made a cabinet to hold my 2 - 33 gallon Speidel fermenters during primary fermenation. I completed the cabinet about 5 weeks ago, sanded and stained/poly to finish. There is still a slight smell to the cabinet and have a little concern about the smell penetrating the juice. Part of...
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    PET vs Glass - primary, secondary and aging

    Thank you all for your help and direction. Pulled the trigger today and bought 15 of the PET carboys - 6 gallon so I should be good to go. These coupled with a few large Speidel Fermenters for primary and I’m feeling prepared. Scored the carboys for $25 a piece so I am content. Appreciate the...
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    PET vs Glass - primary, secondary and aging

    Thank you for the extensive information and comparison of the different materials. I’m feeling pretty sold on going with PET at this point. I just watched a video comparison between glass and PET and the overall outcome was that PET will work just fine with a few additional perks. They are...
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    PET vs Glass - primary, secondary and aging

    Thank you very much for the information and the link for the carboys. I’m happy to hear that you had a positive aging your wine for two years in PET. That’s exactly the confirmation I was looking for! Thank you, Eric
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    PET vs Glass - primary, secondary and aging

    Thank you very much! Yes, much agreed on this not being an inexpensive hobby. I’m excited to give this a whirl on my own and looking forward to sharing with friends and family. I’ll look into the pump system at some point as well. appreciate the pointers and encouragement. Eric
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    PET vs Glass - primary, secondary and aging

    Thank you very much for the quick reply. Yes, the plastic (PET) from MoreWine. That makes me feel much better and a huge cost savings for sure. I went “big” with my juice purchase which comes in October so every little bit helps. Im leaning towards the PET if the taste and quality are not...
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    PET vs Glass - primary, secondary and aging

    Hello, I know this topic can be highly debated but I come for some direction based on this groups experience.I am new to making wine by myself (have assisted making wine with family for 20 years) My family has always used glass carboys for secondary and aging and plastic for primary. Now that...
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    Regina

    Thank you so much!
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    Buying Juice Pails in North Carolina

    Hello, May I please ask the name of the place you found buckets on Wilmington? Thank you, Eric
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    Regina

    Thank you very much for the info. I should have clarified a bit more. Regina does not have any retailers close by (Ohio being the closest) I had emailed them and spoke over the phone. I was hoping to find similar juice that maybe more local to me. Thank you, Eric
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