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    Not a "tsp" guy myself. Prefer scales. But most of my tanks are 60L or more so my 0.5 gram accurate scales were fine in most cases. But...
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    franc1969 replied to the thread Sulphur.
    Histamines and other amines are what causes a problem for me - not sufites. I probably use too much kmeta. Aged wines with uncontrolled...
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    franc1969 reacted to VinesnBines's post in the thread Most neutral grape? with Like Like.
    Wines like ginger and dandelion need an additive for body; usually raisins or golden raisins or a neutral white grape juice. I've used...
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    Layering works well for most vines. That's what I am going to try later for most of my own-root grapes. I am trying grafting on to a...
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    So finally the light came on as I was covering my Marechal Foch vines and found a cane that had fallen off the wire and rooted...
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    franc1969 reacted to NorCal's post in the thread Most neutral grape? with Like Like.
    Grenache would be my choice.
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    franc1969 replied to the thread Most neutral grape?.
    For example, I don't want to add raisins/dried grapes where they are called for in recipes. I don't know what they are, and an oxidized...
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    I'm looking for the most neutral grape, either as concentrates or buckets of juice next year. What would I add to fruit, spice, or...
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    franc1969 replied to the thread Add more yeast?.
    Temperature tolerance depends on the cider or wine yeast, there are charts. I use ScottLabs online catalog, it covers most yeasts that I...
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    franc1969 replied to the thread Add more yeast?.
    If you have the same yeast, use that. You don't say batch size, but I have not had an issue with adding a bit extra. For small batches I...
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    franc1969 replied to the thread Add more yeast?.
    You shouldn't reheat your must. Just add viable yeast. I would not wait, myself. This wasn't a short heat time, I am assuming that the...
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    franc1969 replied to the thread 5 gallon Poland spring?.
    I checked yesterday at homedepot - the Primo water bottles they sell/exchange are mixed. The older bottles are #7 other, newer bottles...
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    franc1969 reacted to Boatboy24's post in the thread Three Grandmas with Like Like.
    Three old Grandmas were sitting on a bench outside the nursing home when an old Grandpa walked by. One of the old Grandmas yelled out...
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    franc1969 reacted to jswordy's post in the thread Three Grandmas with Like Like.
    I hate hearing stories about my future, man. 🤣 🤣 🤣
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    This year has been really strange for all the nurseries. Odd weather and lots of orders, that's why I am grafting what I can get or...
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