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      Obbnw reacted to Noontime's post in the thread Hobbies other than winemaking? with Like Like.
      I About 2 years ago I discovered scratch build/kitbashing model making. Creating a model using plastic styrene sheets and random found...
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      Obbnw replied to the thread Adventures in Wild Fermentation.
      Maybe it is ready now ; ) I was thinking of trying carbonic... this year as a way to make some early drinkable wine since it is how...
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      Obbnw reacted to Cynewulf's post in the thread Adventures in Wild Fermentation with Like Like.
      The airlock on the fermonster was good for a week or two after I topped it up but then wine started pushing out through it and making a...
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      Obbnw replied to the thread Hobbies other than winemaking?.
      I don't just make wine, I drink it too ; ) Unfortunately drinking makes me lazy so I only dream about being able to weld, make...
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      Obbnw reacted to Snafflebit's post in the thread 2022 Cab growth starting off great. with Like Like.
      Pressing is complete. Whew. 2022 is in the carboy. 90 Liter Spiedel press makes short work of grapes. I may never go back to smaller...
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      Obbnw reacted to Cap Puncher's post in the thread This year's Crush with Like Like.
      Had a nice day crushing with the WVA last Monday! 400 lb of Lodi Old Vine Zin split into 3 fermentors. -2 day cold soak. 3.5 gallons off...
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      Results are in – at least for this year. How much is too much? For my vines I’m going with over 20lbs per Tempranillo vine and over...
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      Obbnw reacted to Flufnagel's post in the thread This year's Crush with Like Like.
      Hopefully this isn't too many photos in a single post...! Here's a few random samples from my 2022 efforts. This year's fruit (5 lugs...
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      Obbnw replied to the thread This year's Crush.
      Tempranillo - we destem by hand and it is obvious my wife did this 7 gallon bucket since the grapes are still intact and so clean (have...
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      Obbnw reacted to Donz's post in the thread This year's Crush with Like Like.
      Seems like there is not as much activity here for this time of year! So, here are some pics of this year's crush. We did a Zin as...
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      Obbnw replied to the thread Vines are WAY behind last year.
      Even worse, in 2020 I some grapes but they were not quite ripe, went through the effort to make wine but ended up throwing most of it...
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      Lalvin RC 212 add high quality nutrient containing B vitamins and ammonium phosphate. Pasteur Red is good too. Leave sulphite out until...
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      Brix varies wildly, 17 to 25, but most are 20-22 and still progressing. I'm a week or so behind normal. We had a cool may and early...
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      I think the signs of overcropping finally appeared. This year I have lots of clusters with uneven ripening within the cluster. From...
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      Obbnw reacted to NorCal's post in the thread Cold box wine storage project with Like Like.
      I did something I swore I would never do....expand the wine box. The size of the box was my self imposed constraint to limit the size...
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