stickman's Recent Activity

Wine Making Forum

Help Support Winemaking Talk by donating:

  1. stickman liked loopline's post in the thread 150 lbs of Table Grapes and 150lbs of cherries, tips?.

    Update: The grapes: went thru the juicer fine and came out at 3.8 PH .076 or 10%ABV So I just added Yeast Nutrient Yeast Energizer...

    Jun 20, 2019 at 1:13 AM
  2. stickman liked Kraffty's post in the thread Cottonwood Arizona Observations (so far).

    So now that we’ve lived here a little while I have to say that our assumption that the small town life would be just fine seems to be...

    FourthFlyer.jpg Jun 20, 2019 at 1:06 AM
  3. stickman replied to the thread Cab Franc Off.

    I think it is nice having the data, as much data as possible including the one with Petite Sirah, that way once the comments are added,...

    Jun 19, 2019 at 5:02 PM
  4. stickman replied to the thread WinExpert bentonite dissolving hints / tricks.

    I've only used bentonite on a few white wines over the years, in fact I still have the original bag of bentonite I purchased over 20...

    Jun 19, 2019 at 2:59 PM
  5. stickman liked Johnd's post in the thread Fresh Grapes From Fine Vine Wines.

    All of the 2017 Vadai barrel wines have been bench tested, adjusted, settled, and bottled. All that remains is the 30 gallon barrel with...

    BDC9376C-BC38-4FBC-A5EE-DBB4E9019297.jpeg Jun 19, 2019 at 6:22 AM
  6. stickman replied to the thread 2018 Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon.

    Looks good to me! Though not enough stains on that barrel yet!

    Jun 19, 2019 at 2:24 AM
  7. stickman liked Johnd's post in the thread 2018 Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon.

    A little thievery from the 60 gallon barrel befor it gets sulfited / topped up. A smidge smoother than last month, but all of my other...

    89658BC9-2B5F-46B8-AD5B-03F2C31AD16E.jpeg Jun 19, 2019 at 2:19 AM
  8. stickman liked ibglowin's post in the thread Chateau Michaelena Vineyard.

    June bloom! Things are moving along in the wine garden. We got down to 31 for a few hours about a month ago and a couple of the Noiret...

    IMG_4397.JPG IMG_4398.JPG IMG_4399.JPG IMG_4400.JPG IMG_4401.JPG Jun 19, 2019 at 12:49 AM
  9. stickman liked NorCal's post in the thread Cab Franc Off.

    @4score and I made a lot of Cab Franc last year. Three different ferments, resulting in 4 different wines. We may be doing Cab Franc...

    upload_2019-6-18_14-59-11.png Jun 19, 2019 at 12:48 AM
  10. stickman replied to the thread Is this MLF Finished or Not?.

    Don't use any conversions from volume like tsp, that's just a rough guide for those that don't have a scale. For the trial, weigh the...

    Jun 17, 2019 at 6:39 AM
  11. stickman liked dralarms's post in the thread Racking oops--how concerned should I be?.

    You’re fine, unless your floor is covered in horse crap.

    Jun 14, 2019 at 9:47 PM
  12. stickman liked Johnd's post in the thread The Strawberry.

    AF was pretty much at a standstill this morning, SG bottomed out on the low 90’s, so I hooked up the trusty vacuum pump and degassed the...

    5543C945-D8DB-4B5C-8DCB-AD221526DE17.jpeg Jun 14, 2019 at 7:33 AM
  13. stickman replied to the thread Using 6 g carboy for 5 g kit....

    I would think the TA is something to consider when reducing the finished volume from 6gal to 5gal. That reduction in water might push...

    Jun 13, 2019