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  1. Jal5 replied to the thread Fermentation hasn't started.

    Doesn’t the beginning fermentation usually require more air than the airlock provides? Many folks simply cover the bucket with a cloth...

    Jul 17, 2019 at 5:23 PM
  2. Jal5 replied to the thread Clear bottles source needed.

    Bill that’s a good deal

    Jul 17, 2019 at 5:19 PM
  3. Jal5 replied to the thread Help With Labels?.

    I use Avery 8163 or 8164 which is a little bigger 3 1/3 x 4. I like the 8164 better. I bring a thumb drive with the label to officemax...

    Jul 17, 2019 at 5:18 PM
  4. Jal5 replied to the thread Clear bottles source needed.

    Haven’t had luck with restaurants saving them even when they agreed to do it. Hadmoreluck with giving a bartender a big tip at a banquet...

    Jul 17, 2019 at 5:09 PM
  5. Jal5 replied to the thread My first contest other than the big red contest on the forum..

    Way to go!

    Jul 16, 2019 at 3:17 PM
  6. Jal5 liked salcoco's post in the thread can i add concentrate to give my wine fruity after finish fermenting?.

    do bench trials with a measured sample and measured additions. also try a simple syrup back sweetening sometimes bring out the fruit flavor.

    Jul 16, 2019 at 3:12 PM
  7. Jal5 liked salcoco's post in the thread Clear bottles source needed.

    try Northern Brewer sometime shipment is free if you spend a specified amount. Label Peelers sometime offer this discount also.

    Jul 16, 2019 at 3:00 PM
  8. Jal5 replied to the thread New to everything.

    Great start! What’s next?

    Jul 16, 2019 at 1:27 PM
  9. Jal5 replied to the thread Clear bottles source needed.

    Ouch! I bottled it in brown hock bottles that were for riesling. A case of those and a case of burgundy bottles.

    Jul 16, 2019 at 1:25 PM
  10. Jal5 liked Prosseco's post in the thread DangerDave's Dragon Blood Wine.

    Thanks for the advise. I gave the carboy a couple of carefull shakes and the sediment fell to the bottom. mhopkins, i use a $1 fining...

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  11. Jal5 liked Johnd's post in the thread The Strawberry.

    I ran the strawberry wine through the Buon Vino with the sterile pads about a week ago, and sweetened it, no sorbate. Today, seeing no...

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  12. Jal5 replied to the thread What are you making and what have you made ???.

    Just finished a little over 5 g of DB or as we call it Bella Rosso. Next on my agenda will be 5 g of pears from fruit frozen last year....

    Jul 14, 2019
  13. Jal5 posted a new thread.

    Wine cellar beginnings

    [ATTACH] I know this is tiny compared to some of you, but with 7 varieties under my belt it was time to label the shelves! I am using...

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    Forum: Wine Cellar & Storage Forum

    Jul 14, 2019