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  1. Jan 20, 2020 #16601

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    Are you getting too much oak already? I guess the week to gallon rule is variable but would have thought the larger the barrel the longer it could stay.
     
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    Not in my opinion. But it should probably come out soon.
     
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    Had fun testing pH with my new pH reader. Need to adjust 3. Not sure what's going on with the Pinot Noir, but it has absolutely no nose. Petite Verdot is phenomenally complex, even for only 5 mos old. Hope I don't muck it up.

    Also thrilled with the new wireless thermometer/hygrometer - affirmed that my wine cupboard is, in fact, awesome. Not an actual surprise. Now I need to relocate the reader to the garage to see how things fare.

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    Volunteered to help get some electric done at a winery I'm building. The winemaker chose to take the electric out of our contract to do himself. The Owners bought lunch and brought out a couple of bottles of Petit Verdot as they are huge fans fans of it. Lots of shop talk about farm winery regs and wine making in general. After an hour lunch and wine it was a little hard to go back to work. I also thieved an off dry and dry bottle of my peach wine and it didn't last long, made me feel kind of good. Tomorrow might have to be a bottling day.
     
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    Soooo... He renegotiated the terms of the electrical work to be lunch and a bottle of wine? :D
     
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    Pretty good deal for him wasn't it.
     
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    Well, yes, but let's all agree to call it "win-win"! :b
     
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    Sounds like you may have gained an 'intangible' or two. Regardless, pretty nice of you to go over and help out.
     
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    Moved the 2018 Chilean Carmenere/Petite Verdot out of the new 40L, then moved the 2019 CA Zin/Petite Sirah in.

    Last taste of the Carmenere gave me a decent amount of oak, but I didn't get any today. Still, the time in the barrel seems to have mellowed the black pepper nose and flavors, so I'm happy. The Zin is wonderfully fruity and spicy (as it should be), but a little on the light side. Hoping some concentration from the barrel aging will give it a little more 'boom', but it's pretty good as it is.
     
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    I am making a triple batch of WE LE2019 Pecorino Pinot Grigio and today I racked from my primary fermenter to my secondary fermenters. I wanted to show how my primary with spigots makes this a breeze. The whole operation from beginning to end and including cleanup did not take a half hour.

    The first shot shows the primary fermenter on the table with my secondary carboys sulfited and stoppered on the floor. The second shot shows the flow of the wine from the primary to the secondary fermenter, third shot, almost done and fourth shot all done including a 750 ml bottle of dregs that is clearing and will be used for topping off. Lastly, my cleaned primary is drying on the table.

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    Took a ride down to Nats Park this morning.
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    I am replacing a 91-year-old cast iron sink with a 91-year-old porcelain sink!

    The 1929 Kohler cast-iron pedestal bathroom sink had chips and rust. I like the look of the vintage sink, but they do not sell cast-iron pedestal sinks any more; furthermore, I've read there is like one guy in the country who reglasses cast-iron fixtures, and he has a several-year lead time (and it is expensive).

    So I picked up a 1929 American Standard porcelain sink from Craigslist for ~$50. I like cast-iron, but the nice thing about porcelain is that if it is not chipped or cracked (and this one isn't), you really cannot tell 1929 from 2019.

    I have the old one out and am cleaning up the 91 years of accumulated dirt underneath, but that is probably the easy part!
     
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    Post some pictures when you finish up Paul, I love when someone takes the time to keep something as authentic as possible.
    Mike
     
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    Checked on my 1st attempt in winemaking. Black cherry Pinot noir bubbling away.
    Later I'll drink my husband's homebrew beer while the guys go crazy about the Cheifs
     
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    Thinking about watching some football. Any good games on?
     
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    Not so far. But there commercials have been pretty good.
     
  17. Feb 3, 2020 #16617

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    There is an ersatz Super Bowl between KC and SF. It has to be a fraud because the Steelers aren't in it.
    (hee hee)
     
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    2010 was a long time ago. And the Packers won, BTW.
     
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    Sure thing, Mike! Here is the old sink, some progress pix, and the "new" one:

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    Beautiful work, Paul. Nice job on the tile floor, too.

    RE: The 'Stillers', Yes, and I am afraid it is going to be a very, very long time before they are ever back again. You can't win in the NFL without a QB and a coach that knows what he is doing.
     
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