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    Kickstart stuck ferment

    There have been times where I have checked them against each other, and were ok...cant imagine what happened..
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    Kickstart stuck ferment

    So, update.....crisis over Just for the hell of it, bc the idea of having 2 stuck ferments seemed like getting stuck by lightning twice on a tuesday....decided to check my equipment ....(broke my fav hydrometer just after crush) Hydrometer was way off in water, got 2 replacements today... Yay!
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    Kickstart stuck ferment

    So, I wanna throw this out to you all, I have 2 stuck ferments, nesr the end of process. Neither has budged in 2 days, zin stuck at 1.002 and sangiovese at 1.006. Used bm4x4 in both. Started making my ec1118 starters last night. My question is, would it be smarter to press now and add starter...
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    Cold soak using dry ice

    For what it's worth, my 54 liter demijohns fit in my fridge with the shelves removed....got last springs merlot blend in there trying to get all the neutralized Crystal's from adding potassium bicarbonate to drop out
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    Sangiovese wine

    They billed it out as brunello clone...not sure, first time using this grape
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    Sangiovese wine

    I just crushed 8 Lugs of brunello sangiovese clone....any never used this and was expecting my order to be sangiovese...this is the box....any body have any thoughts on this?
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    New jersey winemakers talk

    In a word ...yes
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    New jersey winemakers talk

    Zin and sangiovese....will blend a portion of each keeping some unblended.. The blend I made of cab and zin from last fall was my best so far.... Having trouble with the merlot/pinotage from the spring I may have to pick ur brain on at so.e point
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    New jersey winemakers talk

    Yeah, came in beginning of week...I thought they would call me, but I called to see if they had a target date (getting 2 diff grapes and 2 juice buckets)...I'm coming from bergen county so makes for a long day with crushing
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    New jersey winemakers talk

    I'll be making the pilgrimage to gino pinto on Saturday morning, anybody up for coffee?...cant hang long, I got 15 lugs to crush....
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    New jersey winemakers talk

    I like where ur going with that👍
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    New jersey winemakers talk

    We just are encouraging you to think outside the box as well as get you more wine....I would do this... Take the lid from the brute, flip it over on the floor and put the bucket on it, let that ferment right in it's own bucket..it may spit over a bit, but that's why the lid is there... Crushing...
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    New jersey winemakers talk

    Bruh.... get a bigger can
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    DangerDave's Dragon Blood Wine

    Got a question, which was a happy surprise... I made a batch of DB using the BJ wholese antioxidant berry mix, had cherries, blueberry etc... Starter with in just under 15 gallon after filtering and racking I had a 10gal demijohn (I know it's closer to nine) which I sweetened and bottled...i was...
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    2020 Plans looking for some help

    Maybe I'll see you all at ginos...placed my order this week, going with 8 sangiovese and 6 old vine zine gonna blend 66/33 on a portion and keep 5 gall of each pure... I do like the super tuscan idea...may e next year
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