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    Micro oxygenation

    I’ve got $20 on 6 months.
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    Grommet Problem

    You can buy packs of grommets at most home brew stores… neighborhood or online. While it’s actively fermenting you don’t need the airlock.
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    NY Times: The American wine industry has an old people problem

    👆 I still hesitate to buy any wines at the liquor store because it’s such a crap-shoot. That’s one of the reasons I like wineries. Try before you buy!
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    Bit of a Geek

    Welcome. You’re in good company here. We have wine geeks from all over the world.
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    NY Times: The American wine industry has an old people problem

    I don’t know about the big commercial wineries but here in the Midwest there are small wineries in every county. Heck I just found a new one when I had to take a detour not 20 miles from my house. Anyways. My son is mid 20’a and he got engaged at a local winery. We often do a winery day when...
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    Sheep Fleece

    Ah. So it’s the raw shorn wool? Still, wouldn’t that get a little rank laying out in the weather? I suppose the vineyard would smell like a wet sweater after a while.
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    Sheep Fleece

    Have you ever smelled a woolly hide after it’s been laying on the damp ground? I gotta think even a tanned hide is going to have “distinctive” odor after a few months.
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    Fermenter sizing...

    I haven’t done kits but I would guess that’s way too small since some ferments can get very active and foamy. For a primary fermentation with fruit I want several inches of freeboard above the must. For secondary fermentation and aging you want some mix of containers that match the volume as...
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    NY Times: The American wine industry has an old people problem

    If I open my phone to search I just need to type “wi” and auto fill does the rest! How does it know?😂😂😂
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    NY Times: The American wine industry has an old people problem

    And you wouldn’t know it by the proliferation of small wineries. My wife and I have had some wonderful afternoons and discovered some great out-of-the-way places by Googling “wineries near me” while taking the slow road home.
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    Post a Meme, any Meme! (no politics)

    I used to watch Monty Python with my son all the time. One morning when he was four or five he was trying to roust me out of bed and as he was walking out the door he turned and said… in his best outrageous French accent… “Now get out of bed or I shall taunt you a second time” 🤣. Dang near...
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    NY Times: The American wine industry has an old people problem

    Yep. Around here wine is for thanksgiving and Christmas dinner… and what your mom drinks. Guys, and most younger women, drink beer or mixed drinks. When my son got married at our place we broke out the wine I made and bottled for their wedding. By the end of the night almost everyone was...
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    red blend ideas

    How did you know I was drinking tonight? It’s been a long week but I’m back in the wine making after several months off so I’m happy. Starting a rhubarb wine this week
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    red blend ideas

    Sorry. I get it. I guess the humor didn’t come through that well. ETA. I want absolute certitude. Enough of this wishy-washy advice 🤣 I want all ten winemakers to come to consensus. 😉 And a unicorn 🦄
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    Post a photo, any photo

    “There are approximately 3.5 million recipes for sancocho (the number of Dominican households)” I looked up some recipes and found this😂. I’ll definitely be making it.
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    red blend ideas

    @Ohio Bob , @winemaker81 Well you guys are no help at all🤣🤣
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    red blend ideas

    Thanks. And after you blend you age in bulk again before bottling? That’s my main question. I guess it makes sense to give the newly created wine some time to blend in bulk instead of individually in bottles.
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    red blend ideas

    I never thought about WHEN to blend. What would you typically do? I have three northern hybrids that just finished MLF and I was going to do a blend prior to bottling this summer or next fall. Would you normally blend at some intermediate time then age for a few more months?
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    What R you doing today?

    Wow that was easy! If I ever find myself in NC I’ll definitely reach out. Always nice to share info, stories, and wine.
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    What R you doing today?

    Nothing to see for us tundra dwellers anyways. What time should I be there (nice self invite no?) 😂😂
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