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  • Posted in thread: To MLF or Not on 02-04-2009 at 08:46 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 05:27 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 08:50 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 01:28 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
    bottling. Or...

  • Posted in thread: cleaning bottles? on 11-09-2008 at 02:05 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 09:13 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
    currently ...

  • 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...