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    Question about topping off

    I have those, but they do not seem to fit 1 gallon jugs
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    Question about topping off

    I understand the need for topping off. My question is how to store top off wine and whether you need to process it the same as the main batch. Say you end up with some extra wine after the primary fermentation and you put it in some bottles or a jug. Can you store it sealed in the...
  3. K

    White ring-Cellar Craft Showcase Zinfandel

    Thank you for your help! Well, I had "fun" today. The wine smelled fine to me. I read the directions again and it doesn't say to rack again yet. I took a SG ready and it was 0.998. I started to degas with a drill stirrer for a little over a 1 min and then realized the directions said to add...
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    White ring-Cellar Craft Showcase Zinfandel

    I am on Day 27 of a Cellar Craft Showcase Lodi Zinfandel wine kit (included grape skins). According to the instructions, I am Stage 3 and waiting to degas. I deviated from the instructions by not using a mesh bag for the grape skins and I did not add bentonite. The kit did not come with an...
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    Newbie help: waxy something coming off corks?

    Thank you for your help...you're right..not worth it. I'll have to order some corks it seems.
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    Newbie help: waxy something coming off corks?

    Hi there...I was working on doing my first bottling. The place that set up my first kit gave me a bunch of loose corks in a paper bag. I've read that probably isn't the best...but that aside for a moment. I am wondering what type of cork they are. I went to use hot water to rinse them off...
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