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  1. GaDawg

    Corona Virus & Day to Day

    IMHO It would be a great time to bring back drive-in movies.
  2. GaDawg

    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    I’m tempted to say “just throw a handful of dirt in it” but I‘m trying not to.
  3. GaDawg

    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    I’m not Joe, but boiling takes O2 out of water and yeasties need O2 during fermentation.
  4. GaDawg

    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    I’ve used StarSan for the last 10 years without a problem, and I always make a simple syrup. I sprinkle the yeast, but I am a Methodist...😂
  5. GaDawg

    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    I think (my opinion) EC1118 is more of a neutral yeast, meaning it's meant to ferment without adding or detracting away from the style of wine you are making. IMO EC 1118 has it’s place. Nothing wrong with swapping yeast. It’s probably the best and easiest tweak, but if you want a...
  6. GaDawg

    WineXpert topping off carboy with wine

    If you top up with wine you have made, it’s not like you are not going to eventually drink it.
  7. GaDawg

    WineXpert topping off carboy with wine

    Head space made me nervous until I started drawing a vacuum on the head space during clearing. ( I bottle after clearing)
  8. GaDawg

    Used oxi-clean and need advice plz

    Some bottles are just not worth the effort
  9. GaDawg

    Bottle Supplier

    Ask friends and family to save you the bottles Ive gotten new bottles from a local winery for $9 case.
  10. GaDawg

    Any thoughts on RQ 2021 release

    Don’t hate them, and don’t trust them
  11. GaDawg

    Corona Virus & Day to Day

    So sorry for your loss Paul
  12. GaDawg

    New Winexpert Kits

    I think the new WE Private Reserve Kits should be compared to something like the En Primeur Winery Series from RJS
  13. GaDawg

    WineXpert Winexpert Eclipse Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel

    In my limited experience oak cubes give up all their goodness after about 6 weeks.
  14. GaDawg

    What are your "Top 10" including equipment/tips/tricks pertaining to Kit Wine Making?

    The milk crate is not insurance if the carboy breakage, it’s protection to prevent the carboy from breaking.
  15. GaDawg

    synthetic corks

    With natural corks I stand them us for several days to give the cork time to decompress. What do you do with synthetic corks?
  16. GaDawg

    synthetic corks

    We did co extrusion, and we had a core of a petroleum jelly substance to float fiber optic.