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grole

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I just waneted to say hi to every one. I am new to the forum and, also, in process of making my first batch (15 gallons) of merlot. I will need a lot of help.

Thank you in advance.
 

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Welcome.
15 gallons is pretty challenging for a first batch.
Good luck and keep us updated.
 

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I just waneted to say hi to every one. I am new to the forum and, also, in process of making my first batch (15 gallons) of merlot. I will need a lot of help.

Thank you in advance.
WELCOME ! :dg
ASK away we love to help here
 

manku007

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welcome to the forum mate, I m sure you will get lots of help here , As we have many peoples who know really very much :D.

As they helped me you will also get the help , just one important thing is that you have to tell each and every thing , that means what is going inside your wine beaker :D

Hope you will enjoy here .....:b
 

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I just waneted to say hi to every one. I am new to the forum and, also, in process of making my first batch (15 gallons) of merlot. I will need a lot of help.

Thank you in advance.
Howdy grole... wow, that's a lot of wine... looks like you'll have enough to set some back and let it age properly... take care...
 

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Welcome! There is alot to learn but these folks make it enjoyable....15 Gallons, it will go by so fast!
 

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Welcome aboard. 5 gallons or 15 gallons, it works pretty well the same. With that volume are you going to barrel age it? I look forward to reading your posts.
 

Wade E

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Can you tell us where you started? Grapes, juice buckets, etc.
 

grole

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15 gallon batch

I already feel so much supported and I thank you all so much.
A friend of mine started making wine at home a few years ago and after drinking a couple of glasses of his wine I became so interested in winemaking and decided to make some myself. Here in Columbus Ohio we have a Produce store where we order grapes and buy all the other supplies and equipment needed. I also ordered some supply from E.C.Krauser website. So the measure my friend had was 8 boxes of grapes (Merlot) would give somewhere between 15 and 18 gallon of wine, which would fit in a 15 gallon demi-john and also have some to top up later in the process. However, I decided to take 3 5gallon carboys so I can be more flexible while aging the wine. Now, my plan is to start consuming one carboy within next month or two and let rest of it age.
As I mentioned earlier in my introduction, this is my first attempt to make wine and I am trying to read as much as I can hoping I will get something at least drinkable.

Cheers...
 
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