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Posted in thread: sanitation arguement on 03-18-2015 at 05:43 AM
Why take the risk? I'd use dish soap any day of the week over bleach.
Posted in thread: Pump Ideas for Mash Transfer on 02-22-2015 at 03:39 PM
How did you get skins and seeds out a one inch opening in the first place?
Posted in thread: Secret for a great Cabernet on 02-22-2015 at 07:40 AM
Chap happens all the time in CA whether it's legal or not, but Cupcake most likely stunts
ferment near the desired residual sugars, sterile filters and adds back concentrate to adjust
to the desired f...
Posted in thread: Pump Ideas for Mash Transfer on 02-22-2015 at 01:44 AM
With skins? Not really any cost effective pumps which will pump solids on a small scale. If
it's a white any cheap pump will work (or a 1/2" vinyl tube). Also it's a grape juice "must."
Posted in thread: Fermentation question on 02-21-2015 at 05:52 PM
Shouldn't matter too much either way. You can transfer on day 12, just make sure the carboy is
topped all the way when you transfer. You could also transfer off the skins now and it
shouldn't affect t...
Posted in thread: Secret for a great Cabernet on 02-21-2015 at 05:44 PM
Cupcake has quite a bit of sugar in it, perhaps that's the missing piece for your palette?
Posted in thread: Do I need to boil stabilizers? on 02-01-2015 at 09:32 PM
The only way to remove Brett is through sterile filtration, at least for the home brewer.
Sorbate will stop the colony from growing but will not kill existing Brett. You shouldn't have
to ventilate fo...
Posted in thread: Deformed corks...anyone else??? on 01-13-2015 at 04:43 AM
Works great on our corker, something small, round, and metal should work just as good. You
could also try some sort of agglomerate cork without the fear of taint.
Posted in thread: Deformed corks...anyone else??? on 01-13-2015 at 03:53 AM
Put a dime over the top of the cork when you run it through the corker.
Posted in thread: Should I start making wine too? on 01-06-2015 at 12:00 AM
DAP is simply a nitrogen supplement, and is one of the most benign things one can add to a
wine. You would add it to prevent problems in the future from a must low in nitrogen, and if
your must had an...