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Wood Butcher

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Just wanted to drop in and introduce myself. I've been wanting to try my hand at winemaking for some time but never made the effort until now. Lurking here as a guest on and off for a few months has provided a lot of answers (and more questions!) about the process and where I need to improve things.

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Welcome aboad Butcher. Are looking to start out with kits? We look forward to hearing from you.
 

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Hi Mike. Welcome to the forum. I'm new here myself but it's a nice helpfull group of folks here. From your username I'm guessing you're a woodworker or work in the woods?
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Welcome Mike, glad to have you aboard and we would be thrilled to answer as many questions as we can for you. Judging by your username I wiuld say you are NOT a woodworker but try to be! :) I am a woodworker and a butcher is what we usually refer to a woddworker(want to be) who cant do the job nice and hacks it up real bad! HEHEHE!
 

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Thanks for the welcome. In the interest of not repeating old questions, I'm still looking through other newbie posts.

Runningwolf...I've assembled the gear needed to begin making 1-gallon batches. It never really occurred to me to purchase a kit with everything including the concentrate. My first batch, which I started last week, is a recipe from Jack Keller's web page using some local apple cider (UV pasteurized). It's still making noise in the primary, so I guess that's a good sign.

Larryh86GT and Wade E...the name Wood Butcher comes from the fact that I like to do woodworking but have a long way to go before I consider myself good at it. Metalworking is more my forte...everything fits with a welder.

Part of the name also comes from the character shown in my avatar. My male boxer, who will be four years old in April, had a penchant in his puppyhood for chewing up wood furniture. Dining room chairs, a cedar chest, and wood arms on a loveseat all fell victim to him. He is pretty hard-headed, but thank goodness he has outgrown / been trained out of that destructive phase.
 

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Hey there Wood Butcher. Nice to have you aboard. I used to be an apprentice cabinetmaker and furiture factory foreman before I became a shop teacher.

Where in the southern tier do you call home?
 

Wood Butcher

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I'm in Elmira. If you know the area, about 2 blocks from Arnot Hospital.

Seeing that you are in Pierrepont Manor, I won't complain about all the snow we get down here. I imagine you get a boatload of the stuff coming off Lake Ontario.
 
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Chateau Joe

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I'm in Elmira. If you know the area, about 2 blocks from Arnot Hospital.
I lived in Owego for a year. I used to drive to Elmira to get shotgun reloading supplies. I cannot remember the name of the store now. Nice area you live in.
 

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Part of the name also comes from the character shown in my avatar. My male boxer, who will be four years old in April, had a penchant in his puppyhood for chewing up wood furniture. Dining room chairs, a cedar chest, and wood arms on a loveseat all fell victim to him. He is pretty hard-headed, but thank goodness he has outgrown / been trained out of that destructive phase.
Heh, I've an 11 month old grand daughter in this stage of chewing everything.
Larry
 

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Welcome Butcher

I am a newbie winemaker and a veteran woodworker. Not that I have a lot of talent I just have been at it a long time. Making wine and woodworking kind of have the same "feel" to me. Similar but different. They are a lot of ways to do both and it seems like there is more to learn than I will ever be able too. Still it is fun trying
 

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Woodworker here, too. And sort of a butcher. Depends on the day :h Elmira, huh...You ever get shot? I'm just kidding. I used to live near there. In PA, though. Used to go to Stuart Martin's Homebrew shop for supplies.
 
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Wood Butcher

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Woodworker here, too. And sort of a butcher. Depends on the day :h Elmira, huh...You ever get shot? I'm just kidding. I used to live near there. In PA, though. Used to go to Stuart Martin's Homebrew shop for supplies.
No, but getting taxed into submission :sh
 
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