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    Fontana Chardonnay with Joeswine Tweaks

    @crabjoe, where did you purchase the kit for $40, on Amazon its 50.00 plus 15.00 for shipping.
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    Cleaning station

    Thanks Rocky, much apricated.
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    Cleaning station

    @Rocky, Could you post a picture of the carboy rack from the front. I'd like ti use your idea and make a few for myself. Thanks, Bakervinyard
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    Cleaning station

    @Rocky, Could you post a picture of the carboy rack from the front. I'd like ti use your idea and make a few for myself. Thanks, Bakervinyard
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    Cleaning station

    @Rocky, Could you post a picture of the carboy rack from the front. I'd like ti use your idea and make a few for myself. Thanks, Bakervinyard
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    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    Hey Joe, not to change the subject but I started a kit of Island Mist Cranberry pinot gris and I have a gallon I want to add some orange zest to get a hint of orange to the taste. I added 2 pounds sugar, 2 pounds sliced cranberries and about 25% of the F-Pac in the primary. finished wine is...
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    Composite Decking

    @BoatBoy, I replaced my deck boards with composite boards a couple of years ago. I had fir decking that was dry rotted. I wanted to replace with wood but my better halve convinced me to use the composite. Best thing I ever did. I bought spacers to speed installation up. Also I got an adjustable...
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    How do you dispose of sediment?

    I'll tell ya a story. DON'T, I repeat Don't put it down your drain. I've been making wine for about 8 years and I always poured it down my utility sink drain. a couple of years ago My sewer pipe got clogged and I had to have a contractor dig up my pipe and replace it. Cost me 3000.00 dollars...
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    What are your other hobbies?

    A list of my hobbies in no particular order. Wine making, woodworking, traveling, reading on vacation and at the beach, and restoring the outside of my house Hobbies I no longer have time for but have a lot of money tied up in. G-Scale trains and fresh water fishing. just not enough hours in the...
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    Heartstrings - got good and plucked!

    Nothing like your own wine at a wedding. I made wine for my daughters wedding as favors. The guests wanted to know how many bottles they could take. I made a couple of dessert cakes also. Guess which ones were gone first, mine or the cake that came with the package ? Bakervinyard
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    Questions from a tiny backyard vineyard

    @rich251076, I'm from Ma. as well. little north of Boston. No advice on growing grapes in Ma. But any time you want to talk just ask. Couple of questions I have. Have you done any research on growing Grapes ? Have you had your soil tested ? Good Luck, Bakervinyard
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    Wine Making in the Garage

    @Ambugaton, If you use Hungarian oak for woodworking you could kill 2 birds with one stone. Lol, Bakervinyard. Seriously I'm in the same boat. I tried to polyurethane a learning tower for my grandson in my wine room a few weeks ago. The smell was unbelievable. The wife said its going to ruin...
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    What's in your glass tonight?

    " Opened the limoncello I bought at Costco last night...and nobody liked it claiming it's too sweet" @ Geek, If you send me the bottle of Lemoncello and a bottle of your wine I'll send you a Lemoncello cheesecake that I make. Bakervinyard
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    What's for Dinner?

    @sour grapes, I didn't see any mention of dessert. Is it on the menu ? Bakervinyard
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    Lactic Acid Bacterial Infection

    I think I'll check my numbers, sulfur, ph, acid and if they are in line for MLF i'll warm the carboy and give it a shot. It's make or break time. Thanks
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    Lactic Acid Bacterial Infection

    I was mistaken. The wine was started last May. I added potassium k-meta in November.
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    Lactic Acid Bacterial Infection

    I have a 2 year old Chilean Cabernet Franc juice bucket that I believe has a lactic acid bacterial infection. Some back ground on the process. I picked up 3 Chilean juice buckets almost 2 years ago. I fermented all at the same time, individually. When I went to the LBHS to pick up my...
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    What's for Dinner?

    I always grill for Valentine Day. We had lamb loin chops, Grilled asparagus and rice. Washed it down with an Eclipse Pinot Noir. Dessert was anise cake the wife made.
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    pie crust

    JohnT, my formula is 36 pounds pastry flour, 25 pounds all purpose shortening, 4 pounds sugar, 4 pounds milk powder, 2 pounds salt and 15 pounds ice cold water. That should be enough pie dough for 60 or so pies. enough for every one on line. LOL, Bakervinyard
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    Drop down light over wine work bench project

    " You need to quit screwing around" NorCal, I would love to see what you come up with if you were serious. Nice work, Bakervinyard
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