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Posted in thread: New to winemaking on 12-11-2012 at 05:58 PM
For degassing, I mix in the sorbate, metabisulfate, etc., with a stirring rod on a electric
drill and stir for several minutes. I then split the batch into two carboys and shake each one
side to side ...
Posted in thread: New to winemaking on 11-29-2012 at 05:29 PM
Yes, it probably holds more than 6 gallons. But it really doesn't matter. Really. The wine kit
manufacturer knows this, and it will be fine. I promise.I learned that at one point years ago,
6 gal. car...
Posted in thread: New to winemaking on 11-15-2012 at 10:28 PM
hawkeyes,The following link is to an article from Tim Vandergrift, who is the guru from
Winexpert: patient, and don't rush the process. Check with your wine supply shop to see if
they would test your...
Posted in thread: 28 day wine kit oaking question on 11-01-2012 at 05:16 PM
I would appreciate anyone's thoughts about adding additional oak beyond what was provided. I
just started a Chilean Merlot kit that came with two bags of oak powder. While I will taste it
Posted in thread: Quick, easy, inexpensive pinot for first time winemaker (but veteran homebrewer) on 09-25-2012 at 06:46 PM
Respects to Yooper, but I've found that the lower end WinExpert kits turn out better when made
as a 5 gallon batch, instead of 6 gallons.Also, some minor tweeks will help you to make even
lower end ki...