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  1. Wheelman

    Large wine cooler for sale So Cal

    Large wine cabinet. Holds around 500 bottles. Southern California area. Too large to fit in my wine room. $600
  2. Wheelman

    SO2 and retest

    I just tested my SO2. I made the proper adjustments and retested right away. I did stir a bit hoping to mix SO2 , I used 10 % solution. The addition did not bring it up to what the calculator ( from Winemakermag) said it would raise to. Before adding more , I am curious if there is a waiting...
  3. Wheelman

    MLF inoculation

    I have a question regarding PH and TA. Knowing that my PH will rise after malolactic is done , should I raise the TA in order to lower the PH , (for compensation) prior to adding the MLB? Some of my reading indicates I should bring the PH to around 3.5 My Merlot PH is 3.63 and TA is .7 My cab...
  4. Wheelman

    Fermentation stuck?

    I have a fermentation of Petite Syrah, Syrah, and Malbec field blend of my own grapes. About 6 gallons of must. It has been at 1.004 for 2 days, is it stuck or finished? I have never had my fermentation stop here, usually it goes to 0 or below. Any help, advice, suggestions appreciated
  5. Wheelman

    Gobelet/Goblet training

    Hi , I am replacing some vines and I am wanting to do the Gobelet training method. I love the look. I can't seem to find much online about training from year one. Most everything I find is pruning after the vine has matured. Does anyone have any literature/pictures on this method? Or books I...
  6. Wheelman

    Late Malolactic fermentation

    I decided on this year's(2018) wine to add an ML bacteria. Note: I have never done this prior. I was told by a winemaking friend that all reds go thru MLF naturally and not to bother adding bacteria. So I bought a chromatography test kit and ran some tests on the 2018 wines and all seems to be...