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    Degassing Wine

    Thanks! I hadn't thought of that. It's worth a try.
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    Degassing Wine

    The diagram housing is only held together with 4 screws. Maybe I'll start doing inspections too see if I can detect any deterioration.
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    Degassing Wine

    That makes a lot of sense. Maybe I should look into a cheep vacuum pump.
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    Degassing Wine

    That's an interesting thought. So far I've used it on 2 cab kits, 2 batches of cherry, some DB, & blueberry. How ever it's been a short time frame, maybe 3 months. No telling how long it will last at the higher acid levels if that's what your driving at. Thanks.
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    Degassing Wine

    Well, it's for transferring potable water in RVs. I flush mine out with a potassium metabisulfite solution before and after each use and haven't had a problem. I have a degassing whip that doesn't appear to be food grade.
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    Degassing Wine

    I use this pump and power supply to rack with and after 2 or 3 rackings the gas is gone. about $30 bucks for both pieces on ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/bayite-12V-DC-Fresh-Water-Pressure-Diaphragm-Pump-with-Hose-Clamps-Self/323771990317?hash=item4b6250812d:g:jpkAAOSwbg5crH09...
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    DangerDave's Dragon Blood Wine

    Thanks! I did some digging and found this downloadable pdf which confirms what you said. https://www.bio-conferences.org/articles/bioconf/pdf/2016/02/bioconf-oiv2016_04003.pdf
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    DangerDave's Dragon Blood Wine

    Yup! Makes a good case for boiling store bought frozen fruit before making wine from it.
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    DangerDave's Dragon Blood Wine

    Dose Potassium Metabisulfite kill Hepatitis A in wine? Kroger Triple Berry Recall for Hepatitis A https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/06/fda-says-some-frozen-blackberries-contaminated-with-hepatitis-a-kroger-other-retailers-involved/
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    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    I suspected as much. Thanks for the reply.
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    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    Anybody know of a "pure" Cabernet Sauvignon kit. I'm on my 3rd Cabernet Sauvignon kit now but from what I understand they're all blended.
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    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    Wow! That's cheep. Thanks.
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    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    What kit are you making? The reason I ask is I'm thinking of a Chardonnay for my next kit.
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    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    Yeah, I saw that. I'm gonna wait til January. Thinking about going to Wild Grapes. I've made 3 Fontana kits so maybe I'll try something new.
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    Pineapple wine

    For 1 gallon batches I just use a 12 qt stock pot or our 8 qt pasta pot an cover with a towel and wrap with kitchen string to keep the critters out. I don't like to do a primary fermentation in a carboy because it will turn into a volcano if it's to close to the top.
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