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    Meglioli Wine Kits??

    Can anyone tell me where is the best place to order Meglioli kits? Did the Finger Lakes Riesling last year and it’s a favorite amongst the friends that are Riesling drinkers. I’d like to do that and a few others from the line.
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    RJS EP Red Trio

    Bought a bottle of this up from the cellar last night. About a year old. Been in the bottle 2 months. Absolutely impressed with this bottle of wine. Swapped yeast to BM 4x4, used FT Rouge, 7week EM, Barrel aged 4 months and used a bit of tannin complex. Seems like a lot but all very minor tweaks...
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    Master Vinter Sommelier Select Made by MM??

    I’m sure this has already been discussed. Opened up a SS Old Vine Cab and included was a mosti pack of yeast nutrient. I guess MV contracted MM to put their kits in a MV kit? I’m not disappointed as the few MM kits I’ve done have Been very good.
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    Filter or Not Filter?

    Does anyone filter their wine? Bottled 20 gals of Blueberry wine I made with a friend and he always filters. I love the way it cleaned up the wine, but is it at a cost? He said not when making wine from grapes, but I wasn’t sure about kit wine. Anyone have an answer?
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    Barrel Aging???

    I have been told by a few people to make sure I keep wine aging in a barrel a little longer then when I’m satisfied as the oak will wear off some while bulk aging. My question is how much will it settle and how over oaked do I want to go? These new small barrels I have are really adding a lot of...
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    RJ Spagnols RJS Cru International

    Is anyone else pretty impressed with these smaller RJS kits or am I just that easy to please? In the past couple months I have done the Nebbiolo and the Cal Zin. Both seem like they are going to be really good for what they are. I made them thinking they might be ready in 9months to a year and...
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    RJ Spagnols RJS EP Super Tuscan

    After hearing so much good I finally had this kit delivered today. Hoping to put it together this weekend. You guys that have made it besides a yeast swap to BM 4x4 do you recommend any thing else like any FT or bumping up the SG? Want this to be as good as I’ve read.
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    New Barrel Prep??

    I am getting ready to use my new 5gal barrels. I used boiling water inside and on the outside of the heads. I then drained and filled them with cold water. They have been sitting a little over 24 hrs and thankfully no leaks. My question is, the directions I got with the barrels is that they are...
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    Bourbon Barrels?

    I came across some emptied bourbon barrels on Amazon. They are American oak, I would probably guess light toast or neutral. Is a used bourbon barrel ok to use to age wine?
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    Other EM Question...Help

    Is it common after 3 weeks to see the airlock completely closed, no sign of co2?, or should I get it out of the primary because this is a sign on there not being enough to protect it another few weeks. I sealed them both after a week. One I planned to go 4 weeks which is in a normal fermenting...
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    Other Best Cab Sauv Kit

    I’ve started quite a few kits in the past few weeks, not one of which is a cab. I really need to get one though. What’s the vote for the best one? I was thinking the RJS EP or the CC Showcase. What are the opinions?
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    RJ Spagnols BM 4x4 first time using

    Swapped EC1118 for BM 4x4 in a RJS EP Trio Red yesterday. Rehydrated in water and added 1 TBS of Fermax Nutrient to help it get going and have Fermaid O on hand for next treatment now. This sound ok? First I’ve used it. Thanks.
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    RJ Spagnols EM w/ GCI Nebbiolo

    Picked up a Grand Cru International Nebbiolo Kit, trying to get a few kits aging before switching to all EP kits. Would this benefit from an EM? Or being that is dried skins and not a grape pack would it not make as big of difference? The only second thought came from there being stems in the...
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    Other Vacuum Pump???

    I forgot after being out of winemaking for a while just how much I dislike degassing using a mix stir or wine whip. I’d like to buy a good vacuum pump to do the job but not something that will bust the bank. Can someone please recommend one?
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    RJ Spagnols Spiedel 7.9 Gal Fermenter??

    Does anyone use these? Seems like they would be a great vessel for EM.
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    RJ Spagnols Jumping Back In To Wine Kit Making

    Hello. Been kicking the idea around about getting back into making wine, it’s been about 10 years. I decided to take the plunge and just purchased a new equipment kit and a RJS Primuer Trio Red Kit. I really want to do nothing but high end skin kits when doing reds, but while waiting for these...