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  1. Rice_Guy replied to the thread What causes the dormancy period?.

    In the early days of hybridizing some European vinifera (ie not cold tolerant) were green house grown for the purpose of having pollen...

    Jun 17, 2019 at 2:36 AM
  2. Rice_Guy replied to the thread What causes the dormancy period?.

    First there are several genera of grapes. Muscadine have different regulatory targets than hybrids from univ of Minnesota. Not all...

    Jun 16, 2019 at 10:08 PM
  3. Rice_Guy liked GreenEnvy22's post in the thread Spraying for fungus.

    [ATTACH] I generally never spray the same thing twice in a row, but a couple of weeks ago I sprayed Pristine, and this morning I did...

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  4. Rice_Guy replied to the thread When to Give Up.

    You have discovered one of the techniques for creating a sweeter table wine. There is a lot of commercial table wine drunk with residual...

    Jun 15, 2019 at 12:56 PM
  5. Rice_Guy liked George Burgin's post in the thread When to Give Up.

    Perhaps this is a good candidate for a sangria?

    Jun 15, 2019 at 12:35 PM
  6. Rice_Guy replied to the thread Dandelion Wine Questions............

    The CO2 released early in the fermentation acts as a preservative (creates a non oxidizing environment) Once active CO2 release has...

    Jun 15, 2019 at 12:32 PM
  7. Rice_Guy replied to the thread New Wine Room (Brew and Storage).

    A lot of us envy all the stainless steel! Looks like it will be a show piece

    Jun 13, 2019 at 7:46 PM
  8. Rice_Guy liked BernardSmith's post in the thread Mixed fruit wine very lively.

    I make mead (honey wine) and mead makers routinely degas our mead. That means we stir the mead two or three times a day to allow the CO2...

    Jun 13, 2019 at 2:00 PM
  9. Rice_Guy replied to the thread Metallic Taste... Potassium Bicarbonate?.

    Potassium is the ion used to make “lite” salt. It usually is described as having a bitter taste, , , off or not normal could be other...

    Jun 13, 2019 at 1:54 PM
  10. Rice_Guy replied to the thread Using 6 g carboy for 5 g kit....

    Rule number one as nor cal says is no head space! Question for you, , , Do you play with your food?, , some folks can’t leave a good...

    Jun 13, 2019 at 1:15 PM
  11. Rice_Guy replied to the thread Marquette versus Frontenac.

    The rabbits in winter have been more of an issue than growing space, my set up is spaced with 2 passes of a riding lawnmower(8 ft x 8...

    Jun 12, 2019 at 1:28 PM
  12. Rice_Guy replied to the thread Banana Wine--How ripe?.

    A related question, if using to add body how much per gallon? (I have been toying with putting banana water in a sumach wine)

    Jun 11, 2019
  13. Rice_Guy liked Dennis Griffith's post in the thread Spraying for fungus.

    You need to switch from Mancozeb 66 days before you expect harvest. Plus a rotation will help keep the fungus from adapting to one...

    Jun 11, 2019
  14. Rice_Guy liked Dennis Griffith's post in the thread Spraying for fungus.

    It depends on when I last sprayed fungicide. If nothing else is due, then I spray just the insecticide. I try to adjust the schedule...

    Jun 11, 2019
  15. Rice_Guy replied to the thread Marquette versus Frontenac.

    My answer was to put the new variety (Briana a few years back, now Itasca) in next to the old, still harvest old on year one, and then...

    Jun 11, 2019