Love, it seems like that was the sort of list that brought me so muchconfusion in the begining!!
Now I just throw in some juice, sugar, and yeast. (Now I use wine yeast)
When the cats finally stop looking at the airlock, it's time to rack it off.
Back in the early days, my cat once watched an ailock for 5 days straight! No sleep or food, I would look over and she would be laying down with one eye open the whole time.
Some old winemakers may call me silly or drunk, but I am only telling you what I seen. maybe cats know something about this. If they do, they better start chipping in, cause so far it is starting to cost me alot of money for their amusement.