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  1. CabSauv

    WineXpert Australia Cab Sauv w/ Grape Skins

    Happy 4th of July! Look who the cat dragged in!! It's been a while folks, I feel really bad about not being on for a while but I've had a rough year at my previous job which resulted in job change (for the better), busy with the kids and their sports, and had to put my German Shepherd down last...
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    Hand Corker Question

    In a lot of the videos on YouTube that I've been watching, I noticed that in many of them the wine maker is not getting the cork to seat flush with the opening of the bottle when using your standard kit hand corker. I am seeing about 1/4" to 1/2" of cork sticking out and they make no mention of...
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    Unbalanced Finished Wine

    Life has finally slowed down (vacation, work, kids events, etc.,.) enough for me to get back to my winemaking. Batch 1 is almost 2 months into bulk aging in the basement and batch 2 was moved to the basement for bulk aging on Wednesday. My journal is located here if anyone is interested to catch...
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    Got Wood!?

    I had a beer brewing friend at work go to a beer brewing expo in New York last week and he brought back a bunch of samples of different oak varieties both cubes and spiral staves for me. Perfect timing for my second batch. I'm on a roll for cheap/free equipment and additives. Next on the list is...
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    Carboy and Bottles

    I headed down to the local brew supplies store that I hadn't checked out yet just to pick up some campden tablets and pH test strips and I ended up leaving with a 6 gallon carboy and 24 bottles (to go with the 6 I already salvaged) in addition to the tablets and test strips. So now I'm ready to...
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    WineXpert "Contre Le Vent" CabSauv First Batch Journal

    Well I got my kit and juice yesterday and my first batch is underway. I figured I'd log my first batch on here in case I need to ask questions or for reference for other newbies who haven't started their first batch yet. Type of wine: Cabernet Sauvignon Date started: 3/26/2017 Starting...
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    Adding Commercial Wine to Homemade Wine

    So I'm about to venture into wine making, which I haven't purchased any equipment yet but I wanted to join here and learn more before starting. My introduction is in the introduction section so I won't bore anyone with a repeat, but I did have a question. I recall talking to someone about 5...
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    Hello - newbie here

    Hello WMT forum people! My dad introduced me to wine about 10 years ago and I quickly acquired a liking to cabernet sauvignon, hence my username. I really don't drink much else, occasionally I'll have a merlot, but that's about it. I don't drink white wine at all, nothing against it but it just...