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    Wood Aging: alternative species to oak?

    This was really interesting. They didn't even mention the "cat piss" notes from their Red Oak:+)
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    For Sale 80 Gal - 300 Liter Stainless Floating Lid Tanks

    I have probably 4 of these more than I need. Keep having to move them when I am either doing Crush or Press, etc. so they are at front of thought currently. Believe they are Lannox or something like that. They are complete with Floating Lid, Pump & Hose for Lid, Tri-Clover fittings, Ball Valve...
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    Any deals on Cellar Craft Amarone Showcase Kits?

    I usually make 2 of these every year to insure I have a few for gifts and plenty to drink that are 2~ 4years old. I am not seeing them discounted this year like normal. I have done the obvious Google searches, Amazone, etc. Anyone seeing any really good deals? Last year I found free shipping, so...
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    Italian vs Portugese Floor Corker

    Just sold a few of my excess Stainless Steel Beer kegs, so looking for a good floor corker. Already have a used/old Portuguese that leaves some mild creases in the cork, but works ok on real corks, but does not work well with synthetics. No problem paying a little more for quality as may be...
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    Half Barrel - Stainless Keg Carboy

    No problem. May need them to build a raft. Looks like you might get some wind after it recharges. Stay safe. Tired of emptying the rain gauge.
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    Half Barrel - Stainless Keg Carboy

    16 Gallon Stainless Primary Thanks for the feedback and responses. May have to try Craigslist, but I am in or close to East Texas. May have to meet them somewhere. If there are any local WineMaking Talk members interested, would do 3 for $100. SSNJOHN
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    Half Barrel - Stainless Keg Carboy

    Are these too high of price or don't have any interest/value to the wine maker? I realize they may be a little heavy when full, but nothing compared to an oak barrel. Thanks for the feedback in advance, SSNJOHN
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    Thick Mustang

    Not sure how much 60 lbs is, but picked mine about a week or two before the 4th. Brix was low, but not sure how high the Mustangs ever get. I had almost 5 x 5 gallon buckets before destemming. I am a little north of Houston. Just pressed mine Saturday and added some malolactic bacteria as it is...
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    Hello from Anderson Texas!

    Dean, Welcome, to the forum. Don't post very much, but do make some wine. Very familiar with Anderson as I am in Magnolia. Was a little outside of Anderson 2 weeks ago picking Mustangs a friends ranch. Been traveling so had to freeze them vs starting a batch. Interested in what types of...
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    Half Barrel - Stainless Keg Carboy

    I purchased a personal winery recently and in the inventory were stainless beer kegs with the tap stem removed. Have bung with bubbler for each. This would hold 15.5 gallons or a little over 58 liters. All clean and ready for use as a "little larger" secondary. Will not ship. Located northeast...
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    Floor Corker - Parts?

    Thanks for the comments/responses. I will look at filing down the raised part doing the cutting. Initial glance looks like getting the blocks back in place may be challenging given the tension on the springs.
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    Floor Corker - Parts?

    Recently purchased quite a bit of used equipment. In the batch was a floor corker. Green, says Portugal, but instructions on it are in French. Drove a few corks in some spare bottles, filled with water with some old corks. Looked good, didn't leak. All good. Last week, decided to bottle...
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    Brewers - Swing Top Bottles - Houston, TX Area

    Got these in a deal for some other equipment and do not use this type. All are clean and 95% have no labels. 23 - One liter (15 clear + 8 various colors not in picture) 15 - ~500 ml Fischer Amber 20 - 15.2 oz Grolsch green $50 - All or none (might consider some trade for 375 ml wine...
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    Stuck ferment - Dragon Blood

    Thanks for the advice. Will try option 1 and then proceed. John
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    Stuck ferment - Dragon Blood

    Stuck ferment? - Dragon Blood Pretty much followed the DB recipe, but did have quite a bit of grape juice from some Spanish grapes and Mustangs. Added sugar to get SG to 1.082. Yeast used was Red Star Premier Cuvee (what I had). Had very active ferment at the start. SG is now 1.01 and has not...
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    DE - Labeling Not about the difficulty, but a method I have discovered that is pretty effective on ~ 90% of the bottles attempted. I have a railroad tie retaining wall in the back yard. Drilled some holes (12) at ~45 angle I can insert pieces of 1/2" x 6" long maple wood dowel into. About...