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  1. cmason1957

    Post a photo, any photo

    A red with a bit of white in it might be the best for that label. Or maybe a great big bold red.
  2. cmason1957

    What R you doing today?

    I hate Total Wine. Those dirty rotten Sobs put in a new store about 2 miles from my house. That's going to cost me a bundle.
  3. cmason1957

    Malolactic Culture and Sulfites

    No it isn't just free sulphite that inhibits MLF, the total amount can cause issues as well. When you say that you have an extra vial of MLF cultures, I really worry about sulphite levels. This is from memory, so I take it with that whole salt shaker. The last time I looked at the vials of...
  4. cmason1957

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    I had forgotten about this show. 1968 and set in 1985 when sub-orbital space flight was going to be routine. umm not so much.
  7. cmason1957

    Fruit fly protection

    I always just leave a fan blowing in the winery area, the wind makes it so the little buggers can't fly well and they just stay away.
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    An engineer thinks that equations are an approximation to reality. A physicist thinks reality is an approximation to equations. A mathematician doesn't care.
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    I always wondered why ThermoDynamics seemed to only be offered as a Mon, Wed, Fri class starting at 730 or so. That has to be a punishment class for Engineers. I was glad there was a dedicated student in my life who believed going to class mattered when I took Thermo. That's probably the only...
  10. cmason1957

    Finer Wine Kits

    You aren't the first person to make that misteak.
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    Headspace eliminator

    But cats tastes just like chicken. I'm kidding, I love cats, but the woman I love has this issue with breathing when she is around them.
  13. cmason1957

    Blending yeasts post fermentation

    I would not expect any issues to arise from mixing any of those.
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    When I was up in Minnesota recently, the server asked me if I knew why they called it pop. I said no, her reply was, "Leave a can in your car overnight during winter and you will find out."
  17. cmason1957

    Vibrating Tongue

    Is it possible that it was a Lambrusco style Red Wine? Lambrusco is a slightly sparkling (frizzante) red wine produced in Italy. It might be low enough in sparkling to describe it as a still wine, but still give your tongue a tingly flavor.
  18. cmason1957

    Sulfites at bottling

    1/4 tsp of potassium sulfites added to a 6 gallon carboy is about 50 ppm. I almost always add my sulfites by putting it in an empty carboy, then racking over it. If I didn't want to rack, I would dissolve it in a small amount of wine and then pour it in, followed by a gentle stir.
  19. cmason1957

    Skipping kmeta at bottling time?

    Do you have to, no. Not much you have to do. It's certainly your choice. Should you, probably. General rule of thumb is to add 1/4 tsp / 6 gallons of wine every three months. You are at 2 months and about to do the step that lets probably the most air get at your wine. If it were me, I...