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mico1984

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Just wanted to say HI to everyone in the forum. I've been reading and doing some research to better understand the wine making process at home. I am just waiting for some supplies to make my very first batch so wish me GOOD LUCK!
 

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Best wishes of luck to you. btw what kind of wine will you be making?
 

mico1984

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1st, I will try the white zinfandel kit I bought online. 2nd me and my girl want to make strawberry wine (she's from PA and her family makes it in the basement) I am really curious as of what it would be like doing it ourselves:rolleyes:



Best wishes of luck to you. btw what kind of wine will you be making?
 

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Hello and Have fun.Welcome to an addicting hobby... :)
 

mico1984

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Some pics of my first batch

I have not done this before so lets see if it works!




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Luc

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Man you are a daredevil !!!!!

When I see that nice carpet and that bucket full of red wine
I am waiting for an accident to happen. :eek:

Please be carefull.

Otherwise your girlfriend might be more reluctant
about your winemaking adventures.

Besides that: strawberries rule !!!!!

Luc
 

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LUC, at least he's in Florida, when she kicks him out for spilling it on that nice carpet, he will still be able to make it outside!!! LOL:)
 

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I would be willing to bet a fiver that he did not transfer that into the carboy while on the carpet. I'm just sayin

Mike D
 

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I would be very careful degassing your wine there and actually i would not even think of it!!!!!!! here is a picture of what could very easily happen and there is no stopping it once it starts the RISE!!!!!!
 

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Hey Mike, even if he did I bet the lil lady was at work:D
Troy
(ps, so should we call you Mike or Tex, Tex sounds more funner for me.)
 

mico1984

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I did degassed yesterday but no accidents. Brave move on my part I guess... first timer so I had no idea it could go so bad!!!
 

Luc

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Mico,

Not only when degassing things can go wrong.
Even when fermenting bad things can happen:



So when I just have transferred a batch to a secondary I always
put the carboy in a tray and put a plastic bag over the airlock so if it starts to foam it will not spit all over the place :D



Just for the first few days, afther that it will be ok.

Luc
 
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