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  1. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    That's the goal :db 😆 🤣
  2. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    We are up in Michigan, about 8 miles East of Muskegon near a little town called Ravenna. :D The locals say it Ruh-van'-uh, don't ask me why when it's spelled Ruh-ven'-uh I guess that's how they can tell the people that grew up here, from the transplants.. :P
  3. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    LOL.. thanks... now any time I say... "OK.. so...." when talking to the wife she starts laughing.... :p I have some of the flooring left I could maybe use for backsplash ... hmmm.. got me thinking now... :D
  4. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    Well, I finally have the winery all done and have the first wine from New Homestead Wines in the carboy. Sure it's a kit wine but I needed something easy to get back in the saddle...In fact that may just be the name of the wine... "Back In the Saddle" Shiraz :D
  5. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    Nope.. by trade I used to work in tool and die as an injection mold designer, now I'm a Physical Therapist Assistant. Other than that just a handyman who likes working with my hands and bringing the vision in my head into reality :D ( but I consider the question high praise, Thank you !) The...
  6. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    So a tasting room is really useless without a table of some sort, right?? Finished up my pallet 'bistro' table this past week. Here it is before stain and finish completed table, satin poly sealer on the legs/support and gloss on the top..
  7. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    ...and DUN! Took 4 trips to the home improvement store to get all the correct plumbing supplies (which is down from my average of 5-6 trips..lol) Finally got the sink in and all plumbed. Ready to start planning my first New Homestead wine :D
  8. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    Here's a short walk-through of the (almost) completed project... :D
  9. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    Definitely on the downhill side of this project. Got the new counter top installed, now just waiting on the faucet and mounting clips for the sink to get that installed. Will get the ledge board and plywood shelf mounted today then some trim to make it look complete. Turns out I have enough...
  10. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    Sooooo..... I had been scouring Craigslist and FB swap and shop sites for the last year looking for some used kitchen cabinets for the kitchen part of the wine room. I only needed 6' of cabinets but found NOTHING, or if I did they were gone within hours of being posted, so I planned on taking a...
  11. bein_bein

    How Long Do You Wait Before Drinking?

    I usually let my wines sit in the carboy at least 3 months or more, racking as needed. Once it's bottled I will wait at least 3 months before drinking any. Ideally I like to wait every 6 months; open a bottle after 6month, then 1 year, 18 months...so on. I make mostly fruit and veggie wines...
  12. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    Well...to be fair... #1 I'm not an old world craftsman, just a handy guy who works with all sorts of media from wood to steel and everything in between... #2 Drawing on my engineering experience of 20+ years...the frame around the outside of my door serves the same function as the step joint...
  13. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    Got the door finished today, so that pretty much completes the tasting room :D Next on the agenda will be the 'kitchen' area. So I can start making wines again :D Probably pick away at it this spring/summer
  14. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    So here is the video I did of the production of the trim..and yes... if this were a business OSHA would shut me down in a heartbeat for all the 'safety violations' ... :ft lol
  15. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    Pretty much option #3 LOL This was supposed to be a downsize (both sq ft size and mortgage) for us. So for us to have the finished quality we wanted at a price we afford, I had to do as much of the work as possible. Plus I have seen homes around here take up to 9 month to build complete, and...
  16. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    I'll post some links to videos I made of the construction of the house and polebarn, plus a tour of the finished upper level :D been a very busy two years Time lapse of the house build - Time lapse build of the polebarn - And a tour of the house - :D The short list of things I did on...
  17. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    Thanks... The planning and overall layout would be me :D , I gave my wife free reign with the mix of colors on the pallet wall once we decided on the stains (I think there were about 7 in all, plus some clear sealer ) she did awesome with it. Steal away... that's why I post stuff :D
  18. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    Thanks! :D this is the second room we did like this except we did 2x4s on the other room. We have 9' ceilings downstairs and I want to keep that nice roomy feel, so drop ceilings are out and I didn't want to do drywall finish in case I have to add electrical wiring or audio wiring in the...
  19. bein_bein

    New Homestead Wines...construction of the winery :D

    So it's been about 2 years since I posted. Been busy with the new home construction (posted here), then construction of the pole barn last summer. This winter I started to focus on finishing the lower level, and more importantly the winery! :D I took the SE room of the lower level and split it...
  20. bein_bein

    Peach banana port wine and questions

    It will be interesting to follow this and see how this wine ages. I tried a peach/banana blend years ago. The banana was very prominent early on, by the time the banana settled down (about 2 years of aging) the peach was very thin and hardly present. Keep us posted with updates :D
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