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  • Western Colorado
  • Fruitgrower
  • An awesome hobby! I've made 558+ gal of beer and wine in seven years. Still learning....
  • I plan to make more red wines from grapes, and more country wines from peaches, apples and apricots. Also want to play with mead, hard cider and some veggie wines.
  • Picked and crushed 45 gal. of Riesling that was just racked to carboys, Cab Franc still fermenting and macerating. Used my new Enoitalia 15 crusher-destemmer, and 80 Liter Zambelli hydro press. Cab Sauv, Syrah and Merlot to come soon. Have five batches of peach wines in primary, just about ready to press. Will also make Oaked Apple and Cranberry Apple wines in Oct.
  • Riesling in secondary, about 45 gallons. Aging 27 batches in carboys and now bottling 800+ bottles of wine from 2010 and 2011.
  • About 540 bottles of wine in the cellar.
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  • Posted in thread: Double the peaches in peach wine? on 07-28-2013 at 06:41 AM
    Most peach wine recipes are calling out 2-3 lbs per gallon of water. Id like to minimize the
    amount of water and sugar i need to add. Does anyone see a problem with doubling the amount of
    peaches? Wil...

  • Posted in thread: Homegrown Wines on 03-16-2013 at 05:00 AM
    We grow apples, apricots and peaches and often have an abundance left to make a variety of
    wines. Fruit wines can be wonderful, and inexpensive to make when you grow your own fruit. You
    can't buy wine...

  • Posted in thread: Show us your bottled wine. on 03-16-2013 at 02:01 AM
    106874Look what I picked up off Craigslist this weekend. Gonna make my life a whole lot
    easier.Nice find! Having a crusher destemmer can be a real game changer for your winemaking.
    Nice press, too.One...

  • Posted in thread: First time using a hydrometer on 09-25-2012 at 07:31 PM
    Hi there brewers,I have been making wine for a year now and done four batches. One of the
    things I have found is that my wine is often sweet, and I would like it less so.I have recently
    brought a hydr...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for a good deer camp wine on 09-24-2012 at 05:23 AM
    My favorite wines go to hunting camp to share with the guys in the evening. Some fellows aren't
    regular wine drinkers so I take a few fruit wines that are lighter or sweeter, and a few
    heavier tannic ...

  • Posted in thread: Looking for a good but fast wine ... on 09-22-2012 at 07:42 AM
    Was just looking for an easy, quick, but good tasting wine. That tomato batch had me so I
    couldn't think rite. What a nightmare!!! So if anyone has a recipe that involves watermelon,
    melon, easy, good...

  • Posted in thread: Spiced wine? on 09-07-2012 at 04:30 PM
    I agree with Saramc that if you want something quick, mulling is probably your best option.
    But, making a real spiced wine, and any good wine, takes time. I suggest you make more wine now
    and set your...

  • Posted in thread: Peaches! on 09-06-2012 at 11:24 PM
    Hummer, I was wondering about what benifits there are to leaving the peach skin on. I'm just
    imagining all the little peach fuzzies floating all over the place. Also how long many days do
    you stir to ...

  • Posted in thread: Peaches! on 09-06-2012 at 04:03 AM
    Thirty peaches for 5 gallons may be a little light on flavor. Four or five pounds per gallon
    would be a good start. I've used a much as eight pounds per gallon to make a rich peach wine.
    Let them ripe...

  • Posted in thread: Added way too much K-meta (no, I mean WAY too much) on 06-06-2012 at 10:23 PM
    Hummer, will bottle-aging work as well as bulk-aging to dissipate the SO2? I've read that it's
    harder to get rid of excess sulfites in bottled wine, because the sulfites have nowhere to go,
    so I thoug...