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  1. Oct 6, 2009 #1

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    What R you doing today?
    Today I bottled my Chilean Syrah and Chilean Cab/Franc. Total was a full 5 cases.
    Also getting room for my 36 gallons of Italian juice comming in this weekend.
    Here's whats left..

    6 gal Apricot
    6 gal Apple-Pear-Passion Fruit
    6 gal Italian juice Brunello
    6 gal Italian juice Amarone
    12 gal Chilean juice Red Zin
    12 gal Chilean juice Malbec
    6 gal Pineapple
    12 gal Peach
    10 gal Bananna
    6 gal Pear
    6 gal CA juice Cab Sauvignon
    6 gal CA juice Pinot Noir
    6 gal CA juice Chianti
    6 gal Ca juice Riesling
    6 gal Ca juice Viognier
    6 gal Carrot
    6 gal Blackberry
    starting this weekend ..
    6 gal Italian juice Amarone
    6 gal Italian juice Nebbiolo
    6 gal Italian juice Dolcetto
    6 gal Italian juice Valpolicello
    6 gal Italian juice Frascati
    6 gal Italian juice Verdicchio

     
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    Today... I pick up the new laundry sink and faucet and filtration system I'm installing in my little section of the basement which will serve as my brewing base ;) Pipes already installed last weekend. This weekend I pick up a new kit to be my first home-based brew!! WooT! Not sure what I'm going to get yet though lol
     
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    So far nothing wine related!!!
    But I am really thinking about how good a glass would be right now. Is 3:30 in the afternoon too early? :h
    Today has been one of those days that was good but very boring.
    I've been working with our local community center here in our small town,,,(1 traffic light),,, to get a new building started. That has been an on going project for at least ten years, five of which I've been involved.
    So finally I sat thru four hours of county commission meetings today to hear them say, it's time to do this. This time next year, we'll have a new community center building!! :r Hopefully about 4200 square feet!
    And by the way Tom, your list is impressive!
     
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    Wow Tom that is a nice cellar full.I will be crushing some rubired grapes,then over to the neibors muscat vineyard to go in behind the harvast and see what I can pick-up.......Oh picked up a hydrometer today.Upper
     
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    I have 1,000 + bottles in my "wine cellar".
    thats just in carboys LOL
    Hydrometer is #1 for equipment needed.
     
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    Today I am learrning how to hobble around with one foot. drinking and crutches could be a scary combo:)

    Trying to procure the rest of the materials need to build a wheelchair ramp for a old timer here who is a disabled vet and can't wait any longer for the VA to help him, so with the Disabled Vaets of America I will find the materials needed. I am hoping not to have to build it myself but I will if I have to.

    Need to get to the brew shop and get the yeast to pitch into my cranberry/pomegranite, it is past the pectin stage and is waiting to begin to bubble.

    Sharpening up the snow shovel, feels like snow for sure in the air. My money is on the eight, I may not win this year but I think I am going to come close.

    Got bad news today about a young friend(18 yo) that was killed in a car accident last month, not sure how I was the last to know but I was. Need to deal with his Mom and their family. On top of that the mom is terminally ill and there are many other problems facing them. Time to be a true Alaskan and step up and see where I can help.

    Got gallons of cran/pomegranite on the counter that needs to be moved. Guess i didn't think about that when I mixed it all up. It's damn sure not going on the frig!!!LOL

    What am I doing today? I am giving my thanks that I woke up alive and healthy today and that I can hope that those in my family and those I call my friends are doing okay. I also prayed that if there was anythng I could do to help any of them, that the strength would be sent my way.

    Take Care,
    Troy
    :r
     
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    I picked up 28 cases of empty bottles today. There was a wine festival last weekend and now the wineries are looking to dump all of their used bottles. Tonight I am bottling 6 gallons each of Isabella and Videl.
     
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    Nice score!
    Did you get your Isabella from Walkers?
     
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    Not a Damn thing!
     
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    Preparing to pick pecans. With all the recent heavy rain and wind the pecans are covering the ground...8 trees worth.
     
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    I'm planting grapevines and preparing a new area to plant the raspberries into over the next few days. It's a bit windy but sunny so I'll take the opportunity while the weather is cooperating.

    I have 10 gallons of merlot ready to bottle and only 30 bottles available..some of it will have to bulk store a bit longer.

    Allie
     
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    OK let me guess what you are gonna do with them. What plans do you have?
     
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    Besides working...got home, walked the muts, turned the portable heater on in the laundry room because my WE Luna Rossa doesn't want to degass (methinks a brewbelt is going to be likely purchase).

    Now I'm cooking dinner and sipping some Welch's recipe, while watching Hulu.

    Peace,
    Bob
     
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    My wife has orders for 80# of shelled pecans which is 250# raw. I sell some outright and many go into the freezer mainly to use in pastries and pies.
     
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    And how many #'s do you think you will get from those trees?
     
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    Tom, Yes I dd get the Isabella from Walkers. Had it in the carboy for 7 months. Tried it last nite while bottleing and I think it'll need another 4-6 months before its ready. I am going back up to Walker's this week and picking 7 gallons of Cranberry and about 13 gallons of Niagara. I also picked up some Rhubarb from them earlier this summer that I will be bottleing in about 5 weeks.
     
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    Just guessing, around 600-700#'s.
     
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    "Must" be nice to live nearby !
     
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    I am about 50 miles from Walkers so its only an hour drive making it worth while. Today I am rinsing out bottles. We had a wine fest a week ago and I was able to pick up 28 cases of bottles for 2 bucks a case. Rinsing them out today and seperating by color. I will remove labels and clean as I need them. Getting the bottles from this one paticular winery the labels are not real awful to try and remove like some are. :b
     
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    A member of my wine club "Joeswine" made it and was awsome. I think he back sweetened it
     

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