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  1. rustbucket

    The battle of the pH meter!

    After a few years, PH probes loose their accuracy. So, I recently upgraded my Apera PH20 to a Apera PH910. It's an awesome piece of scientific testing equipment that gives measurements to two decimal places, has replaceable probes, and keeps up to 100 readings in memory. The only negative is...
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    Bus Stop Family

    Two men met at a bus stop and struck up a conversation. One of them kept complaining of family problems. Finally, the other man said, "You think you have family problems? Listen to my situation. A few years ago, I met a young widow with a grown-up daughter, and we got married. Later my father...
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    RJ Spagnols Hydrometer in Wine

    After multiple distractions from phone calls and people at the door attempting to sell me a water filtration system, I got back to adding the Kmeta/Sorbate package from my French Rose wine kit to the wine I racked from a primary fermentation bucket to a carboy for clearing. I used a drill...
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    Vineco Kit Sale

    More Wine has some of their lower end Vineco wine kits on sale with free shipping on orders of $60 or more. Just wanting an off dry white wine for the one neighbor who drinks thatwine, I ordered a $45 Riesling kit plus some corks to qualify for the free shipping.
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    New Michigan Winemaker!

    Welcome to WMT.
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    RJ Spagnols RJS En Primeur Chilean Carménère

    I made both kits, the Malbec 2 years ago. The Malbec turned out very well and has become a favorite with my neighbors.
  7. rustbucket

    Florida, yes, Florida.

    Muscatine grape based wines taste like kerosene to me. Hopefully your efforts bring those of us living in Central Florida a good local red vinifera wine to enjoy.
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    RJ Spagnols RJS En Primeur Chilean Carménère

    I made this kit and bottled it a month ago. Initial taste was good and I'm looking forward to good Carménère next year.
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    The cultivated yeasts we use in wine making is aggressive, overtaking all wild yeast spores that find their way into the must. Sourdough cultures shouldn't be an issue.
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    WineXpert Should i

    You mentioned that it's only been a few weeks, and assuming that this time period represents the first racking out of the primary fermenter, I'd wait a month to let it clear some more. Then either bottle or rack for bulk aging.