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    Festa Brew Series

    Hi all - I just purchased and will be making a couple beers from this series. I will keep you posted!
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    Any other motorcyclists in here...

    I ride an x-500 across town, and sometimes to work. It saves on fuel! Yeah, cool went out the window when I bought this baby.
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    How many carboys is too many?

    :h Yeah, I guess my post didn't paint me in a positive light. LOL! I meant, 6 carboys is plenty no matter how much I was in the mood to make. :b
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    How many carboys is too many?

    I have six 6-gallon carboys. Generally for personal use that is plenty to have 2-3 batches on the go... for me that's a lot.
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    Vineco Founders Series; German Reisling

    Phooey! No, I haven't and have not seen it. I will request it from the local store I buy through. Thank you for the suggestion. I also bottled the FS Italian Brunello. It is very good for a young wine with very full body... very full. I suspect this wine will be awesome in 3-6 months.
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    Vineco Founders Series; German Reisling

    I just bottled a batch and this is a good one. In fact, I just bought another because I sense this will go fast!
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    I need a new high end kit to start, any suggestions?

    I'll add Ken Ridge Founders Series Grenache / Syrah / Mourvedre blend. Absolutely awesome.
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    It hasn't gotten dark in weeks!

    Yeah, that's gotta be facinating. There is a reverse effect in Winter... from when to when?
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    Vineco Chocolate Port

    Thanks for the info! Will try to get my hands on a kit.
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    Aging Wine

    I know there are many variables... but would it be safe to say "most" wines peak @1 year? I realize this is not 100 percent fact, but I guess I'm trying to say that if you drink a 1yr old... chances are it will be near it's best?
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    Whats the oldest bottle in your rack ?

    So... what will you do with all of it? Share?
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    Whats the oldest bottle in your rack ?

    I never thought we were the only ones... but glad to hear it! :b PS: Another bottle going right now... Ahh!
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    New Wine Club

    I'll say the obvious; music and an atmosphere. For me that would be light jazz. I gotta tell ya... we buy a lot of "exotic" cheeses and tend to like these on the weekend as a snack with wine. Outside of that, just tasting varieties is what its all about!
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    Whats the oldest bottle in your rack ?

    A dark basement nook, racked. Temp holds a steady 67 with RH ~60. I wish it was slightly cooler but - at least - its rock steady in regards to fluctuations. I don't intend to keep my wines for long periods. Once they hit 6mo... they are pretty well set into our rotation to consume and give...
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    Whats the oldest bottle in your rack ?

    I got some 5-7yr olds in controlled storage, but for the most part I consume or distribute mine from 6mo to 1yr. My wife and I enjoy a bottle regularly... :)
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    Dr. Pepper Wine

    No doubt! With the elimination of traditional weed control products Ontario is dandelion country.
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    Rubber Seal in the Primary Lid

    Hi Steve - I'm doing 6 US gallon, with crush packs. No problem. My bucket has about 3" head space when fermenting. No foam-over issues... all good. I just bottled a Ken Ridge Founders Chilean Tres Tinto... wow! Good straight away! Time will make this one great! Got an Italian...
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    Rubber Seal in the Primary Lid

    Steve - What size kits do you make? I'm doing 6-gal kits and this bucket works quite nicely.
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    Rubber Seal in the Primary Lid

    It's this rubber ring;
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    Rubber Seal in the Primary Lid

    Gotcha. I'm strictly making kits and following advice from the store I deal with for supplies. They are an on premise wine store and place their lids loosely but not snap close for the first 5-7 days, then transfer to the secondary. I have been doing this with good success as well. I...