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  1. bstnh1

    Bottle Tree or Fast Rack?

    I have never sanitized the pegs on a bottle rack. I put freshly sanitized bottles, still wet with K-Meta, on the rack to drip dry for a while. I figure the fumes from the bottle takes care of sanitizing the pegs.
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    Best label removal hack EVER

    Right! Not only uphill both ways in The snow, but below zero with a 20 mph wind driving that icy snow into you face and down your neck.
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    Best label removal hack EVER

    Yep ... party line with the old black table top phone with the fabric covered cord, fuses instead of those new falootin' circuit breakers, the wringer washing machine, the coal fired furnace, the push reel lawnmower, oleo in the cellophane bag with the little yellow ball that you had to squash...
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    New Winexpert Kits

    Sounds like the same line Winexpert is using. I didn't realize Cellarcraft had shrunk their kits too!
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    What's for Dinner?

    And that's why I don't eat at Tom Brady's house!! ;)
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    New Winexpert Kits

    I agree. I've read WE's explanations and justifications for the smaller sizes and I don't believe their objective was to produce an improved kit. My guess is the only improvement is in Global Vintner's bottom line. I bought a few kits before the shrunken ones hit the shelves, so it'll be...
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    The Bread Thread

    Thank you!!! :h
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    Racking hose cleaning

    If anyone is interested in getting a floor corker, LabelPeelers has the Italian Ferrari corker on sale for $101 and the Portuguese floor corker on sale for $44. Good prices! Not sure how long the sale lasts.
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    The Bread Thread

    Are you willing to share the recipe for the English Muffins???? They look great!
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    Best label removal hack EVER

    I started out, as many do, with a supply of used bottles from a local winery. Eventually, all those labels (a thousand or so) were removed - mostly with a hot water soak. I have made only kits and 99.9% of those have been Winexpert bought from Labelpeelers along with labels. The labels they...
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    Airlock during primary fermentation

    I have a Fermonster for primary fermentation. I put cheesecloth over the top secured with a rubber band.
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    Best label removal hack EVER

    In the snow, too, ... right?
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    synthetic corks

    If they're Nomacorc, they're good for 10 years plus.
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    What's for Dinner?

    Power is good!!!
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    What's for Dinner?

    Got power back 20 minutes after I posted no power for 18 hours. Kitchen fridge temp is 55°. Should be OK. Freezer in fridge and in basement is solid.
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    What's for Dinner?

    Same deal here. 18 hours now.
  17. bstnh1

    Filtering Wine That Has Been Bottled

    I suppose you could do that IF it's CO2 that's causing the particles to be suspended. But with particles that fine, it would take quite a while for the bottle to clear. I agree with John T - the best thing to do is to pour them back into a carboy, degas, add K-Meta, let it clear and rebottle it.
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    Racking hose cleaning

    Chlorine bleach and wine- bad combination! Chlorine contributes to the formation of TCA.
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    Mold on wine

    If there's visible mold on top, then I'm sure there are mold spores throughout the wine. Personally, I wouldn't want to drink it. Although most of us use open fermentation rather than fermenting under an airlock, I've read that using an open top covered with cheesecloth, etc. is one way mold...
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    Filtering Wine That Has Been Bottled

    Ahhhhh ....... that little line near the bottom of all wine kit instructions: "Never bottle cloudy wine."
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