Congratulations Steve, what has he been named?
spring feeding and tidy up here..the orchard is in flower and I'm still working my way through grapefruit and lemons.. I have 8 gallons of grapefruit wine going and enough grapefruit for another 5 gallons.. the lemons were prolific I still have another tree to pick..and 15 gallons of lemon wine. Might be making lemon butter and cordial with the lemons left over.. I'm running out of primary space. The pear will likely finish just right with no backsweetening.. the natural sorbate in them is sweet and unfermentable.. it's the perfect fruit for a medium to sweet wine. Will this one make it to the bottle? hehehehe
Congratulations on the switch, sounds like a good move. Not much going on around here, just trying to get used to this weather. A high in the upper 60's in August is very strange. I can't wait to see what winter will be like.
yes we been monitering it. Some is good and some can be bad. The good is we are in the 1st page when you are looking for this kind of forum. Just today I banned a member for spam. seems a daily thing for us mods. Lucky 99% dont know .. U da 1% lol
Could be.. I lost one treeload of my peach crop last summer to a white mold that came across from a neighbours tree..It only appears on the peaches when they are fully ripe, so you think everything is great for the crop and then bang in a day you lose the lot. I have had to prune and spray this year. ( have been over the fence and sprayed the neighbours damn tree as well). Allie
Well I hear you guys have high temperatures at the moment. It doesn't take long for things to mold in high heat without sulphites. It's a shame because it looks like junit made a 5 gallon batch of it. Maybe it is salvageable?.. I think I would tip it out too, it sounds like it's going to have off flavours. Allie
Its nice to meet you. I have been making wine since 2003. the last couple years I have really got the hang of it. My last Pinot Noir took silver at the NYS Fair and bronze in the WimeMaker Magazine International Contest.
Yes I do live in the snow belt of New York but drink plenty of wine to keep warm.
Hi Steve, glad to see your smily face on your avatar. You can call anytime you'd like. I personally like the shaggy manes, them, and the puffbals are the onlt two I know. We have the Amanita Mascarea here and you don't want to eat them! Don't blame me man, I try not to get myself in a position to be held responsible for something I have no control over. Wade thinks I am full of ****. Dude, I have never seen that bar aCROSS THE POSTS EVER, AND i HAVE BEEN ON HERE LONGER THAN MOST. sO ANYWAY, CALL IF YOU'D LIKE, WHENEVER.
sORRY FOR THE CAPS, NOT GONNA GO BACK AND CHANGE IT NOW.