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Turning Leaf

Keeping our wine production ahead of consumption!
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So to let you know this summer we decided to make wine. Friends of our sold their winery and I was whinny about not getting what I wanted. So I said if I find the grapes and buy the equipment would they help, YES.
My husband bought 2 25 gallon SS vats. And the week they were delivered we picked 700# of LA Crescent and
Foch. Our friends helped and went in on the grapes.
The journey has been great, so besides that we have carboys full of apple cider wine and a box German Gewurztraminer. And yesterday Cranberry with some apple cider (yeah, bought 10 gallons of fresh cider) Everyday something new comes in the mail... We ordered 600 bottles. I hope that is a good start. My husband is an over achiever, can you tell.
I do have a question... bottling, I have a wand that came in our box kit, is there another way to do this? Our vats aren't ready for a while, so the 3-6 gallon carboys will be fine using the wand.
I printed off the winemaking log, showing this to the Brew Shop we go to, he liked it. He sort of laughs about my wine making, the first one I was so excited I threw all the ingredients in at once, that one is ready to bottle soon. I just number the carboys, they all look good!
We are Prepping for next years consumption,
Sue and Tim
 

mainshipfred

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For your bottling question and since you are into buying equipment you need to get an All In One Pump. Steve the owner and designer is a member of the forum. When you visit his site I encourage you to call him. The pump is very good for bottling but has many other uses. You can thank me when it arrives.

https://www.allinonewinepump.com/
 

Turning Leaf

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For your bottling question and since you are into buying equipment you need to get an All In One Pump. Steve the owner and designer is a member of the forum. When you visit his site I encourage you to call him. The pump is very good for bottling but has many other uses. You can thank me when it arrives.

https://www.allinonewinepump.com/
Wow, just watched the video, husband is now thinking about this. thank you!
 

VillaVino

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I go to the local winery to get his once used bottles from his tasting room. He can’t use them again so he gives a great deal. All the same size cork but a little work cleaning and getting the labels off. Usually the labels come off after 10 minutes in hot water. I’m kinda a newbie here but have been lurking for a little while. Good luck, have fun and read up.
 

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Wow, just watched the video, husband is now thinking about this. thank you!
This is Steve -
I am back on this forum, I had some family issues I had to deal with.

Please PM me directly if you have any questions or concerns about the All in one Wine Pump

Thanks Steve
 

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