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      Rice_Guy reacted to winemaker81's post in the thread New Bottle Sanitizing with Like Like.
      @Ohio Bob is correct. A few years back I racked a neutral barrel containing oak cubes, and poured the loose sludge into a bottle and...
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      Rice_Guy reacted to wood1954's post in the thread New Bottle Sanitizing with Like Like.
      Unless you want a lot of bubbles don’t use starsan. Make a so2 solution instead. I’ve done hundreds of new bottles without rinsing and...
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      Rice_Guy reacted to Edward L Sacco's post in the thread New Bottle Sanitizing with Haha Haha.
      I’ve never sanitized new bottles nor have I seen wineries in Napa or Sonoma sanitize new bottles. They’re put in the boxes upside down...
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      Rice_Guy reacted to VinesnBines's post in the thread New Bottle Sanitizing with Like Like.
      My vote is with the commercial winery method. Don't worry about sanitizing new bottles that have arrived on a pallet, wrapped in plastic.
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      Rice_Guy reacted to Kivanc's post in the thread Cherry wine with Like Like.
      I have just started to ferment cherry must yesterday. I mashed 13.22 lbs of cherry with hands and pitted the cherries. I added 1.5...
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      Rice_Guy reacted to winemaker81's post in the thread New Bottle Sanitizing with Like Like.
      The short answer is, "you're not". I bottle from 25 to 150 bottles at a time, and the sanitizing process for that many bottles is...
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      Rice_Guy reacted to winemaker81's post in the thread New Bottle Sanitizing with Like Like.
      Keep in mind that commercial wineries pull bottles out of the case and plunk 'em on the bottling line.
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      Rice_Guy reacted to NorCal's post in the thread New Bottle Sanitizing with Like Like.
      lol, I was thinking the same. That bottling truck shows up, it’s go time. There is no bottle cleaning step.
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      Rice_Guy reacted to mainshipfred's post in the thread Wine Conditioner with Like Like.
      I made a batch of peach wine using only perfectly ripe peaches and no water. I knew Wine Conditioner had K-sorbate in it but didn't know...
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      Rice_Guy replied to the thread New Bottle Sanitizing.
      Expect different answers from different points of view, ,,, when I have pulled bottles from a pallet of new bottles I expected there...
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      The attached article is a good read …. don’t panic - it’s not very technical and I think the discussion is definitely within every...
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      Rice_Guy reacted to winemaker81's post in the thread After the first rack with Like Like.
      Racking doesn't clear the wine -- it moves the wine off sediment. At this point, it doesn't appear to need racking. What is the SG...
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      Rice_Guy reacted to Jim Welch's post in the thread After the first rack with Like Like.
      While I’ve never made a rhubarb wine it appears to me you have a bit too much ullage or headspace in that gallon jug. Might help to top...
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      Rice_Guy replied to the thread Newbie from Iowa.
      Welcome to WMT
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      Rice_Guy reacted to Scooter68's post in the thread Peach Wine with Like Like.
      Having had a bad experience with unripe store bought peaches, I only use peaches from a local orchard and I ask for their overripe and...
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