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  1. The green Dragon

    First Batch ever!

    Just want to make sure im reading my hydrometer right. Is this .996?
  2. The green Dragon

    First Batch ever!

    Ok so the abc cab is aging now. Im going to start a merlot, and a shiraz. We will see what happens. Ill keep you up to date on the progress of the first batch abc cab
  3. The green Dragon

    First Batch ever!

    I have a feeling you are right, that is if this batch turns out drinkable. it might end up down the drain to reuse the bottles,😂
  4. The green Dragon

    First Batch ever!

    So why cant i just add more sugar and yeast to eat it? Isn’t there a direct correlation between abv and how long it will cellar, or am I missing some other factors ?
  5. The green Dragon

    First Batch ever!

    Yeah i went gonzo i was tottally excited and just went for it. I like dry reds I take it thats not what I’m gonna get? This was helpful I’ll be doing the extra racking and checking sg more often next time!
  6. The green Dragon

    Homemade vs. Commercial and what I am doing to close the gap

    Ive heard of commercial wineries using dry ice when “pressing off” whatever that is to achieve the same thing.
  7. The green Dragon

    What are you making and what have you made ???

    First batcher here, I’m making a medium bodied red wine from ABC kits. I forget what verietel I think its a cabernet but ive been so consumed with the “making”process that ive forgotten. just did my first ever racking the other day going to let it age now and i will be starting another batch of...
  8. The green Dragon

    First Batch ever!

    What do you top it up with if all the wine is in the carboy? Can i use any wine from a bottle of the same wine type, or water? Also Whats Kmeta?
  9. The green Dragon

    Story-Time and Mystery

    The Year is 2007, I’m working on a construction site next to a subdivision Full of seniors. A retired wine maker flags Me over and gives me a bottle of red wine it has a label with “2005” written on it. We introduce ourselves and get to chatting. I dont know anything about Wine until...
  10. The green Dragon

    First Batch ever!

    Ok so .995 I did my very first rack!! Added the sorbate and the sulphites and degassed a bit with a spoon (going with the recommended advice of just time) no buubling now whatsoever so i must have stopped fermentation successfuly I also cold crashed it too so it doesn’t oxidize. Today I will be...
  11. The green Dragon

    First Batch ever!

    Sg was 1.000 yesterday hopefully racking soon. Looking for .996
  12. The green Dragon

    First post and first batch

    Hi grey wolf its the green dragon here, just on your thread learning what I can I’M new as well I can tell you though you are in the right place Lots of knowledgable wine makers on this forum. Welcome
  13. The green Dragon

    First post and first batch

    I think you are right he mentions that he added a campden tablet I think thats a sulphite right?
  14. The green Dragon

    First Batch ever!

    Ok tried it. i opened the primary fermenter gave it a stir, i tasted it. It smells wonderful the color is so beautiful even though its not clear and the carbonation is intense, then i dumped what was left in my glass only to realize now it’s contaminated🥺 There was so much bloody foam that i...
  15. The green Dragon

    First Batch ever!

    So its up to 8 days now and im procrastinating i dont want to open my primary fermenter and stir it and check it, i know it sounds stupid but honestly im kinda locked here i know i have to but its bubbling and everything is going good Im so scared of ruining my first batch. “Im going to post my...
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