My plan for 2017 wine from California grapes

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  1. Jul 17, 2019 #521

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    This is what I do too. I used to use an embossing gun my wife had for crafts and I found they make the capsules come out all crinkly. The boiling water gets em more even amd smooth.
     
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    I use a small tea kettle and then use the stream coming out the spout. It does a good job.

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    But how do you work with all that whistling?? LOL
     
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    Whistling while you work makes the time go by faster I have found.
     
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    I agree with CMASON1957 !! Also I do small batches so not so bad.

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    Two labels for the same wine. The Jackass one is for my brother’s portion of the wine.

    Mine - Pink Floyd song. His - Rolling Stones.
     
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    We bottled a 30 gallon barrel yesterday. I used a gravity feed filler with an automatic shut off and heat gun for the caps.

    The automatic filler works great for elevated barrels! The heat gum makes adding caps quick and easy.

    I had intended to bottle a 60 gallon barrel but the vacuum tube attachment on the Enomatic bottler broke as I was about to start. Add “fix it” to my to-do list.
     
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    30 gallons = 12.5 cases. I did about 25 and felt beat up afterwards. Hopefully you had a better time at it.
     

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