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  1. C

    Help with Phomopsis on my Concord Grapevine

    Hello everyone I have a 5 year old concord grapevine in Westchester County NY that has been dealing with a long term infection of what I believe is Phomopsis. Over the first three years I thought nothing was wrong and that the numerous tiny brown spots on the shoots were just the new growth...
  2. Poet C

    New To Growing Grapes and Need Help

    Hi, folks. I have no idea what I am doing. I got a concord grape plant from tractor supply in February and planted it in the ground, it started to make fruit and flowers and I cut those off in April. I heard one year old and less, means not to let it produce, just train it. I have not trained...
  3. Ellvee

    Rehabilitating 40 year old vines?

    Hello everyone! Brand new member here. My husband and I recently purchased the old homestead that his grandparents built, and over the past few years have been renovating the house and 15+ acres, putting in gardens and fruit trees, etc. This summer whilst putting in some new blueberry bushes...
  4. Sputman99

    Blended the grapes

    Hi - I’m new to the forums And a Noob at wine making. I have loads of Concord grapes and wanted to make some wine. Now what I have done is did a quick blend of the grapes, did a heat in a saucepan, ran it though a sieve and ended up with a thick grape syrup which i have frozen. I know I should...
  5. F

    fresh batch questions

    I have started my first batches of wine this week- it's been years since I did more than hard cider. Not one for starting terribly slow, I have three going at once. My intention was apple wine, but ended up with a hard cider and more apple butter instead, time constraints in December. So when a...
  6. KristopherSmith

    Good afternoon from Northern Michigan!

    Hello, My name is Kris, and I am currently an Accountant for a defense contractor in Northern Michigan. I enjoy my work, but find wine making to be a fun and fulfilling activity. I hope to put my business degree to good use, and work toward becoming a full time vintner. I am 35...
  7. reefman

    pH vs. free SO2 in concord wine

    Can we discuss pH vs. Free SO2 levels....this is the first time I've heard this mentioned. What's the relationship between the two, and how do you calculate ppm of SO2 required, based on pH?
  8. B

    specific gravity problem

    My first try is a Concord grape wine. One week ago I followed a recipe for Concord grape wine. After a week it seems to be progressing but I learned that I should have added more sugar. The starting SG was only about 1.050. I think it should have been around 1.1. After a week it's down to 1.2...