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  1. stickman replied to the thread How to get more fruit-forward Marquette?!?.

    I haven't tried any of the new bacteria strains, but Viniflora CiNe is reported to be "the fruit Keeper". The information below is from...

    Sep 18, 2019 at 3:13 PM
  2. stickman replied to the thread 2019 Harvest Journal.

    That's not exactly tartaric acid on the sides and bottom, I'm sure you know it's potassium bitartrate, as the alcohol content increases,...

    Sep 18, 2019 at 6:14 AM
  3. stickman liked Boatboy24's post in the thread 2019 Harvest Journal.

    Viognier was down to 0.992 tonight, so I racked to a carboy. Something I've never seen before: what appeared to be tartaric acid...

    Sep 18, 2019 at 6:11 AM
  4. stickman replied to the thread AO method for SO2 measurement - impact of oxygen on final measurement.

    The reaction with oxygen directly is not that fast, in fact it is very slow compared to other reactions going on. Normally the oxygen...

    Sep 18, 2019 at 1:18 AM
  5. stickman replied to the thread Smells like rubber - like an inner tube.

    A sg of 1.070 is 17brix, still fermenting correct? I would add some good nutrients first to see if that helps, something with vitamins...

    Sep 17, 2019 at 1:49 PM
  6. stickman liked Glenn Shumate's post in the thread Help identifying press..

    Yes, cast ductile for flexibility. Some year's ago I had the privilege of reviewing the casting process at Waukesha foundry for Navistar...

    Sep 17, 2019 at 6:43 AM
  7. stickman replied to the thread Help identifying press..

    I'm sure it is some type of ductile iron but it still goes through a casting process.

    Sep 17, 2019 at 12:48 AM
  8. stickman replied to the thread Help identifying press..

    The fact that there is a name and address that's part of the casting suggests the press may have been made by someone that worked in a...

    Sep 16, 2019 at 6:40 PM
  9. stickman liked CDrew's post in the thread Vintage 2019.

    Just a pic of the very robust fermentation. This is about 18 hours after pitching the Avante yeast and already the 3rd punch down....

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  10. stickman liked heatherd's post in the thread Any experience with AVANTE (ANDANTE) YEAST from Renaissance?.

    Well thanks @4score for giving me something to obsessively read.... :) http://www.winemakersresearchexchange.com/contents-yeast-trials/

    Sep 16, 2019 at 2:49 PM
  11. stickman liked MrsJones's post in the thread New Wine Room (Brew and Storage).

    That’s next!!

    Sep 16, 2019 at 2:04 PM
  12. stickman replied to the thread Making wine without yeast from juice pail?.

    One way or another the pail of juice will ferment, the only issue is what will it taste like. Many of the old guys let it ferment on its...

    Sep 15, 2019 at 7:55 PM
  13. stickman replied to the thread New Wine Room (Brew and Storage).

    Looks good, but it just won't be right until you have some red wine splattered on the walls and ceiling.

    Sep 15, 2019 at 4:15 PM
  14. stickman liked MrsJones's post in the thread New Wine Room (Brew and Storage).

    Peg board is up!! [ATTACH]

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  15. stickman liked cmason1957's post in the thread Oaking while still degassing?.

    You can put your oak in now. It may help the CO2 to escape on its own.

    Sep 14, 2019 at 5:09 PM