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Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-20-2012, 02:15 AM
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Posted By WIP
A couple more factors that are good to mention. ...

A couple more factors that are good to mention.

-sugar level
-stabilization method
-alcohol level
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-20-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By WIP
One reason you can't age most grocery store wines...

One reason you can't age most grocery store wines is because they have been through the "micro-ox" process. This is artificial aging, meaning it is at its best when it hits the shelf.

What...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-07-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By WIP
I found one buried in dirt and full of muck. It...

I found one buried in dirt and full of muck. It has made many good beers and wines.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-29-2011, 03:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
Posted By WIP
What yeast did you use?

What yeast did you use?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-19-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By WIP
Lees help to prevent oxidation. Some whites are...

Lees help to prevent oxidation. Some whites are left on lees for up to 8-12 months.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-15-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By WIP
It looks like cheese. I would taste it. It can't...

It looks like cheese. I would taste it. It can't hurt you.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-09-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By WIP
Do you have a piece of tubing? Just mouth siphon...

Do you have a piece of tubing? Just mouth siphon it. If you are using so2, it will be fine.

We use this method at the winery for smaller projects. It won't hurt anything.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-07-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By WIP
I would put it in the basement.

I would put it in the basement.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-07-2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By WIP
I would rather have the sediment compact into one...

I would rather have the sediment compact into one area.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-05-2011, 03:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,254
Posted By WIP
Did you use gelatin?

Did you use gelatin?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-05-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By WIP
I would put it all together and gradually...

I would put it all together and gradually increase the sugar until you are where you want to be. The amount of volume you are adding with the sugar is minimal. Volume is relative anyway. You don't...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-05-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By WIP
Any good winemaker will tell you that 70% of...

Any good winemaker will tell you that 70% of making good wine is in the vineyard. This includes harvesting. Harvest is probably one of the most important parts actually. Some people harvest based...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-05-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By WIP
I doubt that you have tasted our wines if this is...

I doubt that you have tasted our wines if this is your attitude toward TX wine.

Wine spectator. Woop dee friggin doo.

I am not going to have this argument with you if this is what you are...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-04-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By WIP
During fermentation, the whole batch will be...

During fermentation, the whole batch will be churning on it's own, relax and don't worry.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-04-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By WIP
When was the last time you had Texas wine? When...

When was the last time you had Texas wine? When was the last time you had wine from Inwood Estates Vineyards?

Thought so. Don't speak of what you don't know.

I never said that the OP had to...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-04-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By WIP
A quote I have heard from two of the oldest names...

A quote I have heard from two of the oldest names in wine. "If making great wine is the alphabet, Steps A through R are done in the vineyard."
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-02-2011, 04:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By WIP
Awesome! Glad to hear it. Maybe you should clear...

Awesome! Glad to hear it. Maybe you should clear the line into a bottle if it has sat for a while. You can use the bottle for cooking.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-02-2011, 03:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By WIP
Acetobacter only needs a small amount of oxygen...

Acetobacter only needs a small amount of oxygen to do it's work. Chances are, some oxygen was held in suspension when the wine was racked, or some was left in the headspace of the keg.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-02-2011, 03:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By WIP
Agreed. Did you read what I was replying to?

Agreed. Did you read what I was replying to?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-02-2011, 02:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By WIP
No, there are common bacteria that can turn wine...

No, there are common bacteria that can turn wine to vinegar.

I have left wine in a 5 gallon bucket and the lid popped up a bit, one month later, vinegar. (not just sour or oxidized)
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-30-2011, 08:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By WIP
You would be right, but not to the extent of...

You would be right, but not to the extent of grapes.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-30-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By WIP
Oh, I get it. If it doesn't fit your flavor...

Oh, I get it. If it doesn't fit your flavor profile, you think it is crap. OK. That is different than it actually BEING crap. Just a hint, your idea of good beer (pilsner) is not what the whole of...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-29-2011, 05:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By WIP
Also, you can not buy grapes from any vineyard...

Also, you can not buy grapes from any vineyard and make world class wine. I can name dozens of regions that are growing crap. I can name vineyards of grapes that are planted outside of the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-29-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,986
Posted By WIP
Doctor. I beg to differ. I have never made a bad...

Doctor. I beg to differ. I have never made a bad beer, and I have tasted it to professionals. I have two up and coming breweries that want my recipe.

Oh, and I am not a regular brewer, I have...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-29-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By WIP
That is bad luck my friend. Did you use your...

That is bad luck my friend. Did you use your Kmeta/campden tabs properly?
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