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  1. Ajmassa liked stickman's post in the thread Whole berries survive crush - break them?.

    I've found that most of the berries will ferment internally, but sometimes there are some that don't. My vat or Brutes can be drained,...

    Dec 13, 2019 at 11:45 PM
  2. Ajmassa replied to the thread Whole berries survive crush - break them?.

    Interesting to know they can even possibly remain unfermented in there until broken or pressed. So do you do anything extra to break...

    Dec 13, 2019 at 11:44 PM
  3. NorCal replied to the thread Second Fermentation.

    An important element for efficient degassing is to bring the wine above 70 degrees, as the higher temperature allows the CO2 in solution...

    Dec 13, 2019 at 11:43 PM
  4. stickman replied to the thread Whole berries survive crush - break them?.

    I've found that most of the berries will ferment internally, but sometimes there are some that don't. My vat or Brutes can be drained,...

    Dec 13, 2019 at 11:39 PM
  5. NorCal replied to the thread Yeast Experiment.

    I've done the same with D80/D254. In the end, I've always liked the blend of the two.

    Dec 13, 2019 at 11:37 PM
  6. Ajmassa liked NorCal's post in the thread Whole berries survive crush - break them?.

    I've tasted unopened whole berries that have survived fermentation and they were sweet. I assume the sugar is pressed out of them...

    Dec 13, 2019 at 11:36 PM
  7. NorCal replied to the thread Whole berries survive crush - break them?.

    I've tasted unopened whole berries that have survived fermentation and they were sweet. I assume the sugar is pressed out of them...

    Dec 13, 2019 at 11:35 PM
  8. Boatboy24 attached a file to the thread What's in your glass tonight?.

    Lookie what I found at Wegmans on my way home, @ibglowin ! [ATTACH]

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  9. rustbucket replied to the thread Yeast Experiment.

    Great experiment. Thanks for sharing the result.

    Dec 13, 2019 at 11:25 PM
  10. rustbucket liked bluecrab's post in the thread Yeast Experiment.

    I want to share results from my yeast experiment. I made two WE Stags Leap Merlot kits. They were made according to instructions, the...

    Dec 13, 2019 at 11:22 PM
  11. Ajmassa posted a new thread.

    Whole berries survive crush - break them?

    Decided to create a new topic so as to not hijack @stickman ‘s ‘2019 Cab’ thread. If I remember correctly pump overs help eliminate...

    Forum: Wine Making from Grapes

    Dec 13, 2019 at 11:06 PM
  12. Ajmassa replied to the thread 2019 Cab.

    *Edit- deleted

    Dec 13, 2019 at 11:03 PM
  13. crushday replied to the thread Second Fermentation.

    @vacuumpumpman ?

    Dec 13, 2019 at 10:57 PM
  14. mainshipfred replied to the thread 21st Greater KC Cellarmasters Wine Classic.

    I've only entered one competition simply because my wines aren't old enough. The thing I did notice was the wide variation of the judges...

    Dec 13, 2019 at 10:42 PM
  15. Ajmassa liked mainshipfred's post in the thread 2019 Cab.

    If I remember correctly pump overs help eliminate the release of the harsher tannins. It's also my understanding the simple act of the...

    Dec 13, 2019 at 10:38 PM
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