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  1. 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...
  2. R

    New Pinot Noir Vines Not Anything

    Hi all! I have planted 30 pinot noir vines 3 weeks ago and they aren't doing anything. The vines arrived from cold storage from the supplier. I put them in water the night before I planted them and kept them in the water while I planted them. They are planted 4 feet apart and the soil was...
  3. F

    Help the Newbie!

    Hey Everyone! I'm just starting the wine making journey and would love to hear your advice on what to do, AND NOT DO, that you've learned over the years! I have only the most basic of wine making knowledge so don't worry, no advice is insulting! Thank you!!!!! Kyle
  4. Rusty Nesmith

    Equipment list help.

    Hello. I am new and have been looking at kits online. I have a couple of places local to buy from and would rather support them. I have worked up a list and would appreciate any help to make sure it is everything I will need. I am planning to start with wine kits and not grapes or fruit. Here is...
  5. Rusty Nesmith


    My name is Rusty. Thanks for letting me join. I am new to wine making. So new I haven’t bought the equipment yet. I am thinking about going to a local store and pricing the list I have made. I hope you are ready for a lot of questions.
  6. C

    Blueberry wine fermentation guidance

    I am new to winemaking. I have made wine once before, but it was from a kit. I recently began making blueberry wine from fresh blueberries. I am currently in the primary fermentation phase, or so I think. When I added my smashed blueberries and sugar, I got my specific gravity to 1.096 before...
  7. HymnandHerd

    Beginning Equipment

    I'm currently working with the TTB to get my permit. I was wanting to see what size tanks everyone started with and how quickly new equipment was purchased because of increased production. That being said, if you have any information or insight it's greatly appreciated. When you first began...
  8. ianPGApro


    How is everyone doing ? My name is Ian and I’m very excited to be apart of this forum as I begin my first homemade wine journey. I’m golf professional, aspiring sommelier, and want to be master chef :h. I fell in love with wine roughly 4 years ago and have been obsessed since that moment, it has...
  9. Kaotisk Bäsärk

    Advice for Making Peach Wine?

    The peaches on my trees are getting closer and closer to maturation, and as they grow I too grow more and more tempted to attempt to make peach wine, though the more I research the more I realize that fermenting wine using peaches could potentially be very different in technique to what I'm used...
  10. N

    Mindermann's Maple Madness

    I've been experimenting with fruit wines and meads for about half a year now, figuring out what makes what tick. Looking to change it up a bit, I decided to head outside and tap some maple trees to make some type of maple mead (Its prime maple tapping season in Minnesota). I've spent enough...
  11. R

    Winemaker Bargain! New Italian Stainless Steel Grape Destemmer

    Let another's folly be your good luck! We thought we could use this machine in our elderberry processing, but once we got it opened and running we knew it wouldn't work. So here it is for sale at a great discount off the purchase price - $1600 + freight 304 stainless steel, capacity of 3 to 4...