Exactly right Lurker!I really hate to disagree with Tom and the others, but; If you have a vacuum pump, that is the right cap. Use it to vacuum rack and to vacuum degas. Sorry again Tom but this is the first that I heard of vacuuming out flavor. My degassing tool is covered with dust. If you do not have a vacuum pump, get the tool.
Rich,Now I'm confused. I may have to attend Tom's meeting just to get my head screwed on right. Tom's meetings are good. If I have learned anything from the forums it is that there are many ways to make wine and they all seem to work.
It would be great if someone could turn the demo @joeswine into a "how to" or "How NOT to" for the tutorial section. I don't think my wife will let us move to New Jersey so I can attend. If Joe were in a southern state that she'd be all over that.Rich,
Meeting is @ joeswine house. He is the one that can show and explain what not to do.
Meeting is 3rd sunday in January.