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    Finer Wine Kits

    What to do when the Rocket blasts off before you put the fuel in it? LoL. [disclaimer - not at all worried about Labelpeelers making it right if that is what is needed - I'm sure they would]. So I picked up 2 of the Tavola Sangiovese kits when they were on sale. Delivered mid July. Bought 1...
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    Finer Wine Kits

    I use my Ward Labs brewing tested well water.
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    Water Quality

    Yup. Been using them for years and their test is affordable and easy. They ship you a box with the bottle and a return label. You fill it put some electrical tape to make sure it doesn’t come undone put it back in the bubble wrap and put the label on the box and off it goes. You get the results...
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    Water Quality

    Just had my well tested. Good clean neutral stuff! Got lucky!
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    Finer Wine Kits

    I followed the instructions in the kit. Mixed the concentrate with roughly room temperature water. Then it’s sets for a day while the yeast starter gets rolling which allows the juice to reach room temperature
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    Other Finer Wine Kits Experience Thus Far

    This is translatable to most any high end wine kit..... So I started 11 Finer Wine Kits about a month ago. 3 whites - 8 reds. I ran the 3 whites plus 3 reds first (only have six 7.9 gallon fermenters). I filtered and bottled the whites yesterday with no problems. They were exactly at 2...
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    1 In 5 California Early Adopters of EVs Move Back To ICE - For Convenience Reasons......

    Uncle Sam paid $7500 of my leaf when I bought it in 2019.
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    1 In 5 California Early Adopters of EVs Move Back To ICE - For Convenience Reasons......

    I own an EV here in North Carolina. Because it’s an EV I pay an extra 130 bucks or so on my registration each year to make up for the lost gas tax.
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    Finer Wine Kits

    If you really want to push the limit age them in 5 or 10 gallon kegs. Purge the headspace with carbon dioxide or nitrogen. Then pressurize to 5 or 10 psi. Degas later by vacuum transferring a few times.
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    Finer Wine Kits

    Spot on Rocky! So many different ways to accomplish close to the same thing. Too bad we can't have a Tasting where everyone starts with the same kit on the same day and does it Their Way and then independent folks judge how different or alike the results are!!!! Well - I have to dump these 5...
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    Finer Wine Kits

    Some of us have all of the equipment and quite a bit of space. I am using 6 gallon Carboys is the reason I need to top up so much because I’m getting about 5 1/4 to 5 1/2 gallons from each kit depending on how much I squeeze the grape skin bags. With 3785.412 ml in a gallon that’s 5 bottles -...
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    Finer Wine Kits

    Yes I am super stingy when I rack in getting every single drop out that I can! The bottle to bottle consistency definitely makes sense. What I have learned when you do 8 red kits Is to buy an extra Merlot kit as a top up. It would’ve actually ended up cheaper with the extra kit versus the...
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    Finer Wine Kits

    Thanks for the advice! Question - the Forte instructions mention that the wine ages faster in the bottles vs the carboy. What is the advantage to leaving it in the bulk aging vessel? I don’t plan on drinking any of the reds before the 18 or so month point…. My interest in rapid bottling is...
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    Finer Wine Kits

    FWK kit instructions question - aka solicit for fact based opinions. I am following Matteo's kit instructions to the T. I have 6 kits in secondary and 5 in primary all going very well. I see a lot of folks are dead set on keeping the wine in the carboy for many months. The kit instructions...
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    Finer Wine Kits

    in the secondary as shown in the pictures. That is the height I left them at after putting all of the commercial bottles pictured into them.
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    Finer Wine Kits

    I recently purchased 11 Finer Wine kits (I have historically only done WE what are now called Private Reserve kits). 3 whites (Sav Blanc, Reisling, Chardonnay) and 8 reds (1 of each Forte). The first 6 (3 whites, 3 reds) just racked to secondary today (day 15) and 5 more reds rolling. Not...
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