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    Homebrewed Beverage Buzz vs. Commercial Beverage Buzz

    How would this play a role at all? He has not quantitatively said anything about his consumption, rather that home brewed seems to effect him differently than commercial beverages. It takes just a glass of wine for myself to feel its effects. To the OP, perhaps it has something to do with...
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    Latest southern WI vineyard

    Hope you didn’t get too much damage last night. It didn’t hail at our place but the wind and rain was terrible
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    Germinating seeds from pomace

    Will it work? Or has the alcohol damaged them? Anyone tried it?
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    D254/D80 vs RP15

    I just pitched RockPile in with some cab grapes and I'm not impressed at all. Maybe its a bad batch of yeast but its not doing much. Used nutrient and energizer. Used D254 with an identical bucket and it went off without a hitch.
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    Very disappointing taste red grape wine

    Top it off to eliminate headspace as much as possible, push it to the back and forget about it. Best case scenario, it turns around in 6-12 months. Worst case, you still throw it out.
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    Show Us Your Pets

    Phil and Moxie. Phil has no manners.
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    Hawke’s Bay Merlot (LE17)?

    I made it. It's decent. Not bad in any way, but there wasnt anything special about it either.
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    What’s your longest EM?

    It was a complete screw up but its incredibly smooth and just tons of body. There was barely any room in my primary, maybe a half inch to an inch of head space in a sealed bucket with an airlock. I've never done a MLF (will be doing one with my grape batch coming up) but wonder if some...
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    First Cab With Grapes

    Awesome info! Thank you!
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    What’s your longest EM?

    4 months. I did a super Tuscan with skins, and then added two all grape packs and essentially forgot about it. When I opened the bucket to clean it out it seemed surprising clear on top so I tasted it and it’s incredible. So much body. Doubt I will wait that long again.
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    First Cab With Grapes

    Ordered a pail of frozen must from Brehm Vineyards. This is a 2017 cab from Charlie Smith Vineyard. Supposedly good. Expensive as hell, but should be a fun experiment. Previous wines I've made from grapes were a Marquette last year that so far is mediocre at best, and a LaCrescent that is...
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    Best white and red kits for early drinking

    WE California Symphony is dry, pretty good so far. Pacific Quartet is amazing but off dry.
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    First time harvesting and fermenting fresh grapes

    Did you drive all the way down just for grapes or were in the area?
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    First time harvesting and fermenting fresh grapes

    I’m winging it with both, first time using real grapes. Fermenting on skins for a week, then pressing If the white comes in hot will back sweeten and make it off dry instead of dry. I’ve made some pretty good kit wines, going into this with an open mind. Hopefully it turns out pretty good. You...
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    First time harvesting and fermenting fresh grapes

    Haha you’ll have to let me know how yours turns out. My juice is super green, but SG was surprisingly about 1.078. I boosted that to 1.1. I’m excited for the Marquette.
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    First time harvesting and fermenting fresh grapes

    Hey Ben! My wife and I were there last Sunday picking! What did you think of the LeCresent? Seemed pretty green on the upper field and by the time I got there, lower field was pretty much picked clean. I'm doing a LeCresent/Prairie Star field blend (75/25) and a batch of Marquette. Will be...
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    Wine kits as healthy as commercial wine?

    All of the benefits of wine and alcohol consumption are "potential benefits" and the carcinogenic risk of alcohol is undeniable. The dose is what makes it poison however. Take "health benefits" with a grain of non-sodium salt alternative ;)
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    Fresh Grape Dilemma

    Thanks Heather! Appreciate it a ton!
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    Winexpert LE18 thoughts?

    1. If I spend > 120 bucks on a red kit I want skins. 2. Ingredients in the kit have been tested many times over vs me just winging it with something I concocted in my kitchen. I dont want 30 bottles of frankenhooch. 3. I did buy a grape pack from M&M (3 of them actually, I have two left) and...
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    Fresh Grape Dilemma

    Hi guys. Thanks for taking the time to check this out. This fall is my first attempt at making wine from fresh grapes. Early season weather has been very kind in Southwest Wisconsin and our local vineyard has had some really great crops this year. I'd been planning on doing two batches of...
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