Last Activity:05-21-2015 2:12 PM
Posted in thread: Vacuum Pump Pressure Control on 05-21-2015 at 07:12 PM
I just purchased a Robinair Vacuum pump Model 15101B (5 CFM).I need to know how to regulate the
vacuum pressure so I don't suck up my wine into the pump (which I just did) or implode the
carboy. What ...
Posted in thread: Pump Ideas for Mash Transfer on 02-22-2015 at 03:14 PM
Sorry, just measured. The holes are 2 1/4" wide.I currently ferment in a 55 gal barrel with the
top cut off. I just bought two more sealed barrels with the lids still on. I would rather not
have to cu...
Posted in thread: Pump Ideas for Mash Transfer on 02-22-2015 at 11:00 AM
Yes, skins & seeds. Direct from the crusher/destemmer into the fermentation barrels. Getting to
old to hand carry and transfer everything.
Posted in thread: Pump Ideas for Mash Transfer on 02-21-2015 at 07:33 PM
Does anyone have any creative and inexpensive ideas for pumping grape mash from 5 gallon
buckets int 55 plastic barrels and than back again after fermentation for pressing? The barrels
have to 1" or s...
Posted in thread: 6 Gal Buckets Of Juice Vs. Grapes - Help on 01-22-2015 at 09:25 PM
I am considering a move from the standard grapes available here in Michigan - Lodi Gold, Top
Brass, Valley Gold or Smiling Baby - to 6 gallon buckets of juice. As I get older and my annual
Posted in thread: Maurivin B Yeast Storage on 09-15-2014 at 11:06 PM
I purchased a 500 gram package of Maurivin B wine yeast and will only be using about 100 grams.
Is there any safe way to store the remaining yeast for use next year or will it be destroyed by
Posted in thread: Discount Corks on 08-16-2012 at 10:43 PM
Can anyone direct me to a source for discount corks? I need about 10000 right now of a quality
that I can age up from 3-5 years. I am open to synthetic but may not be in my budget.All help
Posted in thread: Merlot Oaking Suggestions on 03-03-2012 at 05:55 PM
I made 30 gals of Merlot in October. It has been aging in glass to date. I am beginning to
think about oak aging to add some body to the wine.Does anyone have any recommendations for an
oak cube or st...
Posted in thread: 55 Gal. Barrel Help?!?! on 03-02-2012 at 01:29 PM
Yes, these are plastic "food grade" 55 gal barrels originally used for red wine vinegar.
Posted in thread: 55 Gal. Barrel Help?!?! on 03-02-2012 at 12:32 PM
I have been offered three 55 Gal blue barrels for $15 each.They once had red wine vinegar in
them and have a slight smell.The price is great. Is there any way to remove the remaining smell