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    Hello everyone!

    Welcome to the site. I myself am getting back into the hobby after a few years absent from it. You will find lots of good help and advice on here. Good luck with your new adventure.
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    Orchard Breezin Question

    Thanks so much for your help.
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    Orchard Breezin Question

    Hi to everyone. Took a hiatus from winemaking for a few years and ready to get back into it. So good to be back on here. My question is: I am currently making this Orchard Breezin kit and directions say to degas and clear on day 14. The problem is that my job is going to have me out of town...
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    Apple Ale

    I am making a batch of apple ale from a kit. I added 3 gallons of apple cider at the end of the boil. It has been in the secondary carboy for about 3 weeks now and I am still seeing CO2 bubbles coming up. Is this normal to still be fermenting this long ? The temp is 72 degrees. Any help...
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    WineXpert WE California muscato kit

    Ok, thanks. I thinks I will try the Kieselsol again and see if that works.
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    WineXpert WE California muscato kit

    I too have been making the new Moscato kit. Did everything by the directions and am having trouble getting it to clear. It has been about 3 weeks since degassing and adding the Kieselsol. A few days ago I stirred everything again, still very cloudy. My question is would it hurt to add some...
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    Planting First Grapes

    As I stated earlier on, I planted 24 Blanc Dubois plants. I planted on March 12 and 16 of them are putting on leafs. 8 have done nothing. Is this normal or should I begin to worry about them. I have watered and fertilzed them per the nursery instructions. Any help or suggestion will be...
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    The best "fries" you will ever eat! And healthy to boot!

    Going to have to try this. Looks and sounds great. Maybe dice up a jalepeno or two, hmmm.
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    Planting First Grapes

    We planted 24 plants this year and plan to plant around 30 or so more next year.
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    Planting First Grapes

    Lswearin, sorry for the slow reply. I have been out of pocket for a couple of weeks. I live east of the Waco area. Send a PM and we can share some wine knowledge.
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    Planting First Grapes

    Thank you so much for your help, John.
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    Planting First Grapes

    Thank you so much for clearing me up. One last question, with reds, once you have fermented the skins and seeds to the point you want them, you then place them in the press to get every bit of juice out of them? Thanks again for your help, John.
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    Planting First Grapes

    I am planting my first grapes now. I live in central Texas and am planting Blanc Dubois grapes. I am both exicited and nervous trying this. I have a little confusion about something though and hope someone on here can clear me up. I am confused about a crusher/destemmer and a press. I think...
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    Beer has bitter taste

    Thanks for all the advice. I was using an aluminum pot. Just bought a stainless steel one this past weekend. Once again, I appreciate all the help, John.
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    Beer has bitter taste

    Thanks for the advice and help. I appreiciate it, John.
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