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Old 12-29-2009, 04:44 AM   #11
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Ah, I do love checking books out from the library before owning. It has saved me much money.
+1 on libraries.

Have you tried WorldCat ?

I reserve my books online and they have them sitting at the front desk to pick up. Our library system also allows renewals online. Of course, every once in awhile it's nice to just browse the aisles.


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Old 12-29-2009, 11:18 AM   #12
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You can't do much better than Lum Eisenman's, and it'll only cost you a few moments of download (assuming a high speed connection and a pdf reader):

The Home Winemaker's Manual
+1 on Eisenman's book. Between that and Jack Keller's website I don't think buying a book is necessary. Of course I do anyway - I have several - but those two websites will teach you all you need to know about winemaking.


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Old 12-29-2009, 11:44 AM   #13
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Another vote for Jack Keller's website here. Between that and his wineblog, there's no question I've ever had or recipe I've ever looked for that wasn't there.

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Old 12-29-2009, 03:51 PM   #14
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For a truly endless list of recipes, (albeit obnoxious web design), Jack Keller's site is the place to go.
I found Jack's site earlier. The site design doesn't bother me - I've been reading ham radio sites like that for years. About the only thing that turns me off to a site is political ranting mixed in among the technical stuff. His remaining collection of recipes is great. I wish I could have seen it before the Geocities collapse ate the rest of it.

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Of course, if like you said, the OP is looking for something to pass the time on the toilet, this is not a viable solution..... unless of course there's wifi installed!!
Wifi and an iPod Touch, and I'm good to go.

(Ugh, I can't believe I said that. Sorry.)

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Old 12-29-2009, 04:37 PM   #15
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I found Jack's site earlier. The site design doesn't bother me - I've been reading ham radio sites like that for years. About the only thing that turns me off to a site is political ranting mixed in among the technical stuff. His remaining collection of recipes is great. I wish I could have seen it before the Geocities collapse ate the rest of it.



Wifi and an iPod Touch, and I'm good to go.

(Ugh, I can't believe I said that. Sorry.)

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I've been razzing Jack for over a decade now about his site design. In return, he tells me how dull my sites are! I had 'google white' years before google was ever misspelled:

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And you can feel bad about that last sh**ty comment, but I doubt that you're really sorry!
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And you can feel bad about that last sh**ty comment, but I doubt that you're really sorry!
Guilty as charged. (grin)

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Yeah, Jack's site sure has helped me a lot too. I try not to read what he says on his blog that isn't about wine though. I have the impression he might get up and whoop my ass if I ever spoke a word of politics with him.

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Jack's site has helped me a lot as a new home winemaker, along with this forum and others. Ditto on the Joys of Winemaking as well, a classic.

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I did pick up Joys of Home Winemaking and Compleat Meadmaker. Both look like good investments, so thank you all for the recommendations.

I'm about halfway through Compleat Meadmaker, and all I can say is I wish most of the people I work with could write half as well as Schramm.

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