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  • Posted in thread: A simple way to make plastic PET bottles as oxygen-proof as glass (almost!) on 11-24-2015 at 12:48 AM
    You need to do a comparison of PET, PET + foil and glass. I know that the problems with PET
    become apparent after a few months so it should be easy to judge if the foil works. Still, I
    can't see it ca...

  • Posted in thread: Sulfite Free Wine Recipe on 11-21-2015 at 06:06 AM
    A good friend makes some of the best wine that I've had, commercial and/or homemade, he doesn't
    use sulfites because his wife is allergic to sulfites. You have done your research, sulfites
    are produce...

  • Posted in thread: Sulfite Free Wine Recipe on 11-19-2015 at 06:29 AM
    I make syrah, cab sav and sauv blanc without sulfites, from my own grapes. I am not fussy about
    sanitation, I use a healthy rehydrated yeast, I pitch MLF culture and I keep my containers
    topped up to ...

  • Posted in thread: First press of the season on 11-11-2015 at 06:11 AM
    I've worked in a winery, looked pretty much like that. Are you sure you are using apples not
    grapes? I would love to see a video of that setup in operation, you must be able to process a
    few tons of a...

  • Posted in thread: Press recommendations? on 11-08-2015 at 08:18 AM
    are easy to use and suitable for apples, grapes or other fruit. You will need an apple mill
    as well.

  • Posted in thread: Car jack plus car equals apple press on 10-31-2015 at 07:40 PM

  • Posted in thread: Car jack plus car equals apple press on 10-27-2015 at 02:19 AM
    I've done a similar thing pressing against the drawbar of a tractor when I started out. If you
    do some research you will see there are better ways of doing it by making a homemade press.
    Still, you ha...

  • Posted in thread: Wine taste like soap?? on 10-22-2015 at 05:06 AM
    Malolactic fermentation can cause a soapy taste, but it goes after a couple of months. You may
    be getting wild MLF. Or it may be an infection like brettanomyces, but that is usually more
    like band aid...

  • Posted in thread: Best books for new wine maker on 10-17-2015 at 11:32 PM
    Champagne is fermented dry, then after the carbonation, riddling and disgorgeing all the yeast
    has been removed so the wine can be backsweetened safely. It takes a couple of years to do this
    so you ne...

  • Posted in thread: Best books for new wine maker on 10-17-2015 at 02:09 AM
    Not so much a book for a new winemaker but a book about champagne."The Champagne Guide 2016-17
    by Tyson Stelzer – Hardie Grant, hardback, 360 pages"It has lots of notes about champagne
    house off...

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