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Old 03-07-2011, 05:11 AM   #1
crj5000
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I am newb and I did search for this but did not find anything. Everything I have read on the internet says to use nylon bags for putting pulp in while using the Primary. Will cheescloth work just as good?

Thanks ahead of time

 
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:48 PM   #2
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Yes use cheescloth all the time....

 
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Old 03-14-2011, 04:08 PM   #3
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I go to Home Depot and get the 5 gallon paint strainer bags. CHEAP!
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:34 PM   #4
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You can use knee high nylons... wash and sanitize whatever you choose.
I buy super cheap fabric with an open weave and pale color... cut to size and sew bags as needed. These work great as primary coverings too.
I can make several bags from 2 yds of fabric.

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Old 03-16-2011, 03:04 PM   #5
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Thanks for all of your input. These options are eaiser and cheaper, especially since I do not have a local wine equiment store. I started my first batch of wine last night. It is the frozen strawberry recipe from Jack Keller.

Craig

 
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:37 PM   #6
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Sometimes it just takes an idea from someone else to get you thinking about options!!

Good Luck!

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Old 03-18-2011, 12:39 AM   #7
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Quote:
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Thanks for all of your input. These options are eaiser and cheaper, especially since I do not have a local wine equiment store. I started my first batch of wine last night. It is the frozen strawberry recipe from Jack Keller.

Craig
His #'s per gallon is way LOW for Strawberry.
I use 6-7#'s per gallon. Remember, its mostly water in strawberry. Unlike Blueberry which has alot less water.
Consider a f-pac and back sweetening.
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