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    2020 Fall Crush

    Thanks They were only there for a day to settle. First year I moved from hand crank to motor. Much nicer!! I notice my motor will hum when starting from time to time. Does yours? Not sure if it is doing that because the load was too great with stems or grapes or the motor is bad.
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    2020 Fall Crush

    More pics
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    2020 Fall Crush

    Crushed grapes last Saturday. One week later the brix have fallen a lot. Press will be next Saturday. I like to leave on the skins for a 2 week adventure.
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    Must temperature

    Interesting. But if there is grapes in that bin they need a lot of oxygen the first few days.
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    Must temperature

    I have used a gun in the past. I really don’t trust them since they are reading surface temp. Use a probe thermometer and compare. It will be different.
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    Fall Grapes from California in Michigan

    A group of us truck in grapes from California to the Metro Michigan area. We are going to have some extra Cabernet grapes available this year. The grapes we use are from Sonoma and Napa Coombsville area. If you live close to this area and would like participate in these grapes please let me...
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    Help Please: How do you let wine age?

    Accumulate!!!!!
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    Help Please: How do you let wine age?

    Yuk on both price points!
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    Italian floor corker

    I will try the table process but that also seems like a lot of body movement when doing hundreds of bottles. You would think they would of come up with a little compressor that you hit a button and it pushes the cork in.
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    All Must Go!

    Not selling the destemmer?
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    Italian floor corker

    Just wish they would make an affordable automated corker. Not that young anymore and corking kills my back!
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    When to Press when Co-inoculating?

    I did. Interesting change being in Michigan this year. Entered 3 wines and got awards on 2 of them. I think the third is still to young. I will wait a couple years and enter it again to see....
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    Add Juice Bucket to pressed skins?

    Sorry... I mis-read this post. 30 hours is 1 1/2 days! I am going to go out on a limb and say it is impossible to take approx 20 brix to 0 in a day and half. More to your story then showing... Probably almost done before you started.
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    Add Juice Bucket to pressed skins?

    2 1/2 day fermentation is crazy fast!
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    Carmenere

    Big berries!
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