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  1. GaDawg


    Anyone have trouble getting kits because of the pandemic?
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    New Wine Label

    My daughter created this new with label. It's vinyl and a bugger to remove. So I'll use them on bottler I don't think will be returned. For home use I have put some on cling/plastic wrap and cut them out. Static cling holds them to the bottle great and it takes about 1 second to remove them...
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    RJ Spagnols RJ Spagnols Cru Select Gewurztraminer

    I will make this kit next. It comes with elderflower for the primary. I also have 2 oz of extra elderflowe. Should I add extra, add it to 2nd fermentation or save it for another time? And how much should I add? Help please!
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    Do y'all buy or print your own labels. Where do you get them and/or what program do you use? Have you found a good free program?
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    John Irving

    In those predawn hours, which are the toughest for insomniacs, Melony would whisper, "Fifteen years." And just before she would fall asleep, she would ask, "Are you still there, Sunshine?" What is hardest to accept about the passage of time is that the people who once mattered the most to us...
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    Other Flume Blanc

    Has anyone added oak to a Sauvignon Blanc kit? If so which kit did you use and how much oak did you add and of course how did it turn out?
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    RJ Spagnols Started Peach Perfection

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    Cork Soaking...funny

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    Take a cab home if you are drinking

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    Other Kits on Deck

    I have 2 kits on deck and my last order was 3 kits. How many do y'all order and keep on deck?
  11. GaDawg

    Label prices?

    I think I want to do my own label. I've been using the free labels and they are nice but I am getting tired of the same labels, so I am trying to decide if I want to pay for my own label.How much do y'all pay for labels and what quantity do you buy per order? Thanks
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    WineXpert Eclipse Pinot Noir Oak

    For some unknown reason I did not put the powder oak in the primary[emoji42] Today I recked to a carboy and my SG is 1.000. I adder the oak (2 packs ) and stirred vigorously. How long do y'all think It will take at this point for the oak to give up the goods? I know oak in the primary doesn't...
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    Other Wine tasting made easy?

    https://winemakermag.com/764-wine-tasting-made-easy Great article from Winemaker Magazine.
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    Lalvin BM 4X4

    Has anyone used this yiest with white wine? How did it turn out?
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    Other SG With Grape Skins

    I take the beginning SG and take the 2nd SP the next day, and it is always higher. So I know that the grape skins increase the SP. Over say 7 to 10 days I squeeze the skins a couple times a day. I think the act of squeezing the skins add to the SG and the alcohol over that time, but about how...
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    WineXpert Island Mist Kiwi Pear

    I started my Island mist kiwi pear kit last night. I capitalized it to bring the S.G. Up to 1.085 and it took more sugar that I would have thought. I have been making OB kits and they seem to take less sugar? I added the bentonite with a sub. Blender. And this morning we have fermentation! This...
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    Other When do you start aging ?

    When talking about this wine is 12 mo. old. When do you start the clock? Is it from the time you pitch the yeast? When fermentation is complete ? When racking and clearing is done? When it has finished bulk aging? Or when it is bodied?
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    From china?

    Smithfield Farms, the largest pork producing farm in the USA was sold in September to China with the unanimous support of its stockholders!! The hogs will still be raised here, but slaughtered and packaged for sale there before being sent back here. This includes labels of: ·...
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    Other Orchard Breezin, Island Mist etc

    I have just bottled my RJS Watermelon Wave. I added 5 lbs of sugar. I am not a big fan of super sweet wine but my non wine friends seem to like it. What have or do ya'll make in this ?frute category? What do ya'll or the wife thank is good?:a1
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    paper airplane