With that much time aging my guess would be a bad bottle.
I've been researching, it's a little like wine making, the basics seem to be the same but everyone appears to have their personal touches
For what it's worth my Chilean grapes came in a 21 brix. So I can only imagine the juice buckets would be low as well unless they did some sweet
Picked up one of these Sunday. I now have to learn how to use it so I can keep up with you other smokers....
I know nothing about Bactilles VA but the site is interesting. There are yeasts and tannins I've never seen offered.
Full -----------------Not in use
3 - 8 gal
2 - 6.5 ga
5 - 7 gal ----------5 - 7 gal
1 - 6 gal-----------3 - 6 gal
4 - 5...
Primary is fine but I would recommend a 5 gallon standard carboy for secondary. It's hard to limit the head space in a big mouth.
Where else, Craigslist! LOL!
3 - 8 gal
2 - 6.5 ga
10 - 7 gal
4 - 6 gal
11 - 5 gal
8 - 3 gal
6 - 2.5 gal
6 - 1 gal
4 - 3/4 gal
7 - 1/2 gal
237 Gallons total...
I never used Wyeyeast liquid MLB but have used White Labs with no success. White Labs posts their tolerance to SO2 at 10ppm, I'm assuming free....
I learned to drive on a Willy's Jeep. The clutch had about a 1/4" of play and I learned on gravel roads.
At 8 lugs each I ended up with 12+ gallons each which I thought was a pretty good yield after the first racking. I was expecting around 10 so I...
Thanks Jim, we'll see what the judges say. It is one of the wines I entered in the Winemaker Magazine competition. I have a feeling they will say...
Thanks Jim, all the barrels are somewhat neutral so light oak shouldn't be a problem, light oak was my original consideration.
When I recently told a commercial winemaker I was going to add sugar to raise the brix his response was "why use sugar and not red grape...
If it were me I would splash rack and return it followed by the heavy sulfite addition.
I agree especially for $2,800.00. I attached the link....
@jgmann67 I did a Tempranillo last fall from Washington Winemakers. Funny thing is I ordered Valdepena. Turns out after research they are the...
There is a guy on Craigslist selling his wine equipment. He has six 2.5 gallon carboys which I never knew they made. He wants to sell everything...
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