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Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-16-2012, 10:43 PM
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Discount Corks

Can anyone direct me to a source for discount corks? I need about 10000 right now of a quality that I can age up from 3-5 years. I am open to synthetic but may not be in my budget.

All help is...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-03-2012, 05:55 PM
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Posted By Grancru
Merlot Oaking Suggestions

I made 30 gals of Merlot in October. It has been aging in glass to date. I am beginning to think about oak aging to add some body to the wine.

Does anyone have any recommendations for an oak cube...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-02-2012, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Grancru
Yes, these are plastic "food grade" 55 gal...

Yes, these are plastic "food grade" 55 gal barrels originally used for red wine vinegar.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-02-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By Grancru
55 Gal. Barrel Help?!?!

I have been offered three 55 Gal blue barrels for $15 each.
They once had red wine vinegar in them and have a slight smell.
The price is great. Is there any way to remove the remaining smell before...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-26-2011, 02:58 PM
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Posted By Grancru
Buon Vino Super Jet Wine Filter ????

I just bought a Buon Vino Super Jet Wine Filter mainly to move wine from one vessel to the next with a course filter.

I have a Enolmatic Inline Filter that I will use as a secondary to clarify...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-12-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By Grancru
False Alarm. Just checked the SG and it is 0.992....

False Alarm. Just checked the SG and it is 0.992.
OG was 1.114.
It just fermented way faster than I expected (10 days).
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-12-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Grancru
Merlot Fermentation Stopped

I have four 5 gal carboys full of freshly pressed Merlot juice that has been fermenting for a week on Montrachet red yeast for a week. I pressed it on Monday and all but the very first 5 gals have...
Forum: Brewing Software 10-08-2011, 03:24 PM
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Posted By Grancru
Free Brew Tracking Software - StrangeBrew

I found a free software program for tracking brew recipes while searching for a program for wine making/tracking. I am trying to manipulate this for wine use.
...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-01-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,348
Posted By Grancru
Where to Buy Grapes in Michigan

Does anyone know of additional places to buy grapes in Michigan this season other than California Wine Grape Company in Detroit? I am in the Commerce area and don't want to travel to far.

I am...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-01-2011, 12:52 AM
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Posted By Grancru
Count me in!!

I have dirty glass. Count me in.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-16-2011, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Grancru
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Forum: Wine Making Forum 04-16-2011, 03:19 PM
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Views: 480
Posted By Grancru
White Waxy Looking Substance??

I oaked my Cabernet about two weeks ago and now all four carboys have a white waxy looking substance floating in with the oak cubes. Is this an infection? Do I need to sorbate it again? If so, how...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-01-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Grancru
Brewer's Ledger

Does anyone have a recipe / brewers ledger in Word or a software they are willing to share that you can log recipe, dates, processes, ect. of a brew?

I have a "Brewlog" but it does not allow you...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 03-14-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,692
Posted By Grancru
Fresh Grapes vs. 6 gal. Bucket of Juice

I just received a flier from our local grape provider here in MI for fresh juice from Chile for $80 per 6 gal. pail.

Can anyone offer up an opinion on juice purchased in buckets vs. buying the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 01-11-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 762
Posted By Grancru
Earliest known winery found!

6,000 yrs ago, in Armenia: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/SciTech/20110111/ancient-winery-found-in-armenia-110111/

Sorry all you brewers. This is clear evidence wine was first.

I can feel the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-11-2011, 10:02 PM
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Posted By Grancru
Earliest known winery found!

6,000 yrs ago, in Armenia: http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/SciTech/20110111/ancient-winery-found-in-armenia-110111/

Sorry all you brewers. This is clear evidence wine was first.

I can feel the...
Forum: General Chit Chat 12-28-2010, 06:33 PM
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Posted By Grancru
Grancru is ready to brew with a nice new...

Grancru is ready to brew with a nice new fermentor...yeah baby!
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Forum: Cider Forum 12-11-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Grancru
Back Sweetening Edwart's Apfelwein Receipe

I mad a 6 gal. batch of Edwort's Apfelwein last February 2009 which has been bulk aging in a carboy. I am ready to sweeten a little and bottle or get ripped on :drunk:.

Can anyone give me their...
Forum: Mead Forum 12-11-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By Grancru
Flavoring A One Year Old Mead - Vanilla

I have a basic mead I made one year ago that has been bulk agin in a carboy. My wife would like a vanilla mead so I thought the about putting two fresh vanilla beans in this mead for a couple weeks...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-28-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By Grancru
Cultured Yeasts

I have been making meads for about a year now and have about 140 gallons aging. This fall I made my first 25 gallons of Cabernet Sauvignon and fermented using the natural yeasts on the grapes. So far...
Forum: Mead Forum 11-22-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By Grancru
I busted out a 15 gal. batch of AZ IPA's recipe...

I busted out a 15 gal. batch of AZ IPA's recipe [Raspberry Melomel (Bronze Medal winner at 2010 Great Arizona Homebrew Competition)] yesterday. I multiplied everything by 5 with a slight change. I...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-20-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By Grancru
Oily Substance in Siphon Tube

I let my siphon tube sit in a properly mixed solution of FIve Star sanitation for about a week. It now has an oily substance on the inside of the tube I cannot get out. I have soaked it in hot soapy...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-30-2010, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By Grancru
I made 5 gals with this puree in the primary and...

I made 5 gals with this puree in the primary and it was fantastic. Only 1 bottle left.
I thought I would bump up the raspberry flavor a bit this time. Using this recipe (Xs 5) I think I will ferment...
Forum: Mead Forum 10-23-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By Grancru
Oregon Fruit Puree???

I am about to make a 15 gal. batch of Raspberry Melomel (Bronze Medal winner at 2010 Great Arizona Homebrew Competition) using 6 3 lb cans Oregon Fruit puree.

I was thinking about using 3 cans in...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 10-21-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By Grancru
Creative Filter System??

Does anyone have a creative way to filter wine/mead to remove slight traces of yeast residue? I have tried Mr Coffee filters but the wine does not flow through it. Any suggestions are appreciated.
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