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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 04:16 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 05:46 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...