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  1. kvaden

    2020 Fall Grape Season Coming Up

    We’re aiming for around 10, but I have a couple people in tow already that will be along. And I’m just getting juice this time. I may be interested in checking out the crushing process, though. I’ll reach out later this week to check in. Thanks!
  2. kvaden

    2020 Fall Grape Season Coming Up

    I'll be there next week. I think I have everything I need... It being the first time I've done this, I'm looking forward to seeing how the process works.
  3. kvaden

    Apparently because I didn't bother to scroll down on the homepage - I was digging in the...

    Apparently because I didn't bother to scroll down on the homepage - I was digging in the technical library. Looks like there's a 2020 version out: https://scottlab.com/content/files/Documents/Handbooks/WinemakingHandbook2020.pdf
  4. kvaden

    Thank you!!! I've been looking through the site to find it, but nothing seemed to be what he was...

    Thank you!!! I've been looking through the site to find it, but nothing seemed to be what he was referring too. Thanks, again!
  5. kvaden

    Another newbie question

    Thanks for the explanation, that really clarified it for me. I'm trying to understand the reasons so I know where I can tweak and where I'll screw up. :) Thanks all!
  6. kvaden

    Another newbie question

    Does it affect the taste of the wine? I guess I'm trying to understand the advantage to not waiting until it's stopped.
  7. kvaden

    Another newbie question

    So now I think on it, what effect does racking before it finishes fermenting have on the wine? Why rack at ~1.010 and not wait until 0.996? Forgive me if that question's been answered elsewhere, and thanks!
  8. kvaden

    Another newbie question

    Sorry, I knew those didn’t look right. 1.004, and you’re correct, 0.996. So, given that, I’ll rack it this afternoon. Thanks for the feedback!
  9. kvaden

    Another newbie question

    Thanks! No skins, it's a Pinot Grigio. And I have a decent area in my basement that'll keep it a good temp. Thanks!
  10. kvaden

    Another newbie question

    Hi, all. I just started winemaking in the last couple months, and have only done 2 kits so far. They came out great! So now I'm hooked. So here's my question: The kit instructions say to leave it in the primary until below .96. It's currently at 1.04, but I've been called out of town and...
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