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Denny32

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Greetings all,

A big THANK YOU to all who post here on this forum. I have found the information to be invaluable!

I am very new to wine making. A couple of friends who are well into needing a 12 step vino making anonymous program finally got me into this hobby.
Per their convincing I started with a kit. Wine Exp. Chocolate Raspberry Port. Thanks to the forum postings on this kit I had no troubles at all. I added the F-Pack last night and a little water. Every time I checked the SG I of course had to try a sample.

Last night I also racked into a secondary three gal of plum. Two of my friends thought it would be fun to each make a plum wine. One started with fresh/frozen plums from a tree in his back yard, while the other started with plums from the produce store. I went with a 96oz. can bough from our local wine making shop. Each recipe was a bit different as most are. It will be very interesting to compare and contrast each one when ready.

Once again, it is great to be a part of this community and the wealth of knowledge here has surpassed every expectation.

Now.....what to try next? I need more carboys.

Thank you,
Dennis
 

arcticsid

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Greetings back at ya Denny, glad you could join us. Indeed there is lots of info in here and a great group of people to share with. I have a great friend from Wautoma named denny, I thought for a secon it might be him.

All the same, welcome.

http://www.winemakingtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5030&highlight=blackberry

Here is a recent thread regarding the 96oz cans of base, maybe you will find something in it.

No stupid questions in here, ask away. Hope we can provide the answers.

Quite a few people in here from Wisconsin, you are amongst "homies". I may self am a Wisonsin native, but have been with the Eskimos for over 30 yrs.

Troy
 

arcticsid

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Denny, find some more cheeseheads to join. In the begining it look like the Canadians were going to take over, now its the Pennsylvanians, we need to maintain a balance. LMAO!

Troy
 

St Allie

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hello Denny and welcome,

you'll need lots of carboys!

Allie
 

arcticsid

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I have always wondered why we refer to them as carboys and not cargirls?! LOL

Just a thought. LOL
 

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Denny welcome to the forum. Its nice to have you here.
 

djrockinsteve

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Denny, Carboys are just like Pringles. You just can't have one. Everytime I go near the supply house it pulls me in.:)
 

Denny32

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A gift from my wife

Well the Choc. Rasp. Port is ready to be bottled. As this is more of a dessert wine, I asked my wife to stop by the local wine shop after work to pick up a case of .375 bottles. She walked in the door with a case of bottles, went back to the car and came in with a floor corker. What a wife!!! And she is not even a big wine drinker.......yet.

I ended up bottling some just because I wanted to try the new toy. I racked 2 one gal jugs to let it settle a bit more, and drank some....(clears throat). I am so proud of myself. I feel all warm and fuzzy. Dang this is a tasty port! I sure hope I can age some of this before I drink it all.:dg
 
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