Last Activity:02-25-2009 7:09 AM
Posted in thread: To MLF or Not on 02-04-2009 at 07:46 PM
Hello,I have been reading about MLF and was wondering what are the advantages to induce MLF or
allow it to happen by its self or not at all.I started 3-5 gallon car boys of merlot3-5 gallon
car boys o...
Posted in thread: Chitosan and shellfish on 11-25-2008 at 04:27 PM
Hello,I am making 6 gallons of RJ Spagnols Amarone juice. The instructions had me add Kieselsol
and Chitosan after which I noticed that Chitosan contains shellfish products. My questuion is I
have a f...
Posted in thread: Cold Stabilizing? on 11-24-2008 at 07:50 PM
Hello,I am going to start to cold stabilize my Pinot Grigio. I started it in mid Sept and
racked it from primary to secondary 10 days later, then 4 weeks later I racked and put in
campden tablets into...
Posted in thread: Blending Wines? on 11-21-2008 at 12:28 AM
Hello, I was thinking of blending some of my merlot with some of my grenache. I was wondering
when do you blend it? Do you blend them and put it back in a carboy to age or do you blend at
Posted in thread: cleaning bottles? on 11-09-2008 at 01:05 AM
Hello,I have read about people scrubing bottles with oxi-clean, bleach, b-brite, etc.But I was
wondering if you can just clean them in a dishwasher. I have not seen any posts about this.
Does the soap...
Posted in thread: Grenache Juice Wine on 11-05-2008 at 08:13 PM
Hello,Has anybody ever made Grenache. Justed picked up a 6 gallon bucket of juice and started
the fermentation. I have never had Grenache Wine. Wanted to try something different. I have
read about mix...
Posted in thread: Oak chips in Pinot Grigio? on 10-23-2008 at 12:18 AM
Has anybody put oak chips in Pinot Grigio. I am making 3- 5 gallon carboys of pinot grigio and
was thinking of putting oak chips in 1 of the carboys. This is my first time making wine. I am
Posted in thread: 15 gallons into carboys? on 10-11-2008 at 03:57 PM
Hello,This is my first time trying to make wine. I am making 15 gallons of merlot in a 60 liter
plastic container. I have racked it once. On my next racking I was thinking about splitting it
into 3-5 ...
Posted in thread: When to use Campden Tablets on 09-29-2008 at 05:07 PM
Hello,I am making 15 gallons merlot and 15 gallons pinot grigio.I have been reading alot of
different posts about campden tablets.I was wondering when should I use Campden Tablets. After
the first rac...
Posted in thread: hydrometer on 09-25-2008 at 09:01 PM
Hello, I am a first time wine maker. I am trying to make a merlot and a pinot grigio. I started
the fermentation stage 9 days ago. I keep the buckets in my basement which is between 67-70
degrees. I n...