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    Anyone see the movie bottle shock?

    Great movie IMO.
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    Is my leaking wine kit ok?

    Im not doing anything until I get my last kit, so I can hopefully put a complete kit together. I dont want to make things difficult for northernbrewer
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    Is my leaking wine kit ok?

    So, I got my new kits. 1 of them was leaking again, worse than the first time. They said they have been having problems with the Cellar Craft kits, and they wont send me another one if this next one breaks. They were trying to get me to buy Wine Expert kit, but there isn't really a comparable...
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    How many marbles?

    Yeah, but it would be 1 gallon or more, thats just too much wine to add IMO. 1/5th of the total volume. And how do I decide how much the wine should cost? LHBS has 5 gallon carboys for $40 EACH! Way too expensive.
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    How many marbles?

    Ugh. Guess he only has 2, not sure what I am going to do now. Guess I will call the LHBS place and see how much they are. Craigslist has nothing.
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    Is my leaking wine kit ok?

    Thanks all, hopefully someone in doubt on this forum will now feel comfortable enough to order from them. This is my 4th order from them, and I only had one other issue where the shipment was sent during a heat wave and the yeast (liquid beer) died. They sent a replacement promptly then also.
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    Is my leaking wine kit ok?

    I hate that they are taking a loss. I know they charge extra on products to make up for the $8 shipping, but for me it still always works out in my favor vs having to pay for shipping. If I could guarantee my wine would be fine, I would not even have asked them to replace it. I would hate to...
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    Is my leaking wine kit ok?

    They are sending me a new one. Customer service rocks, but I fear they may think I am being dishonest. I spoke to the person who will handle UPS and he said 1 in 1000 get a hole, and I got 2 kits in one order with holes. He said they are fine and I could make wine with them, but he said I...
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    Is my leaking wine kit ok?

    OK, heres the deal. I ordered two kits from Northern and both had problems. They were both Cellar Craft, one was the Red Mountain version and the other was the regular Cab with the grape pack. I called Northern and they promptly resent me the grape pack from the Red Mountain and the...
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    How many marbles?

    Buddy came through, he has quite a few 5 gallon carboys that he does not use anyway. He only does beer, and has a stainless conical that he uses. Thanks for all the help guys, I was pushed into asking for what will ultimately be the best solution anyway. Cheers!
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    How many marbles?

    I know, and I have already asked a buddy if he has any 5gal carboys, he is not making wine at all and may have a few for me. But ultimately I dont want to spend too much more.
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    How many marbles?

    Thanks, I am also going by something that I read from someone who had way more exerience that me. There was a post somewhere dedicated to the topic. Its not about losing a bottle anyway though. At most you get 6 gallons out of a kit if you dont lose any when you rack off. My carboys are 6.5...
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    How many marbles?

    Kinda pointless to make my own wine if I am going to dump a gallon of shelf wine in there isnt it? I mean, thats literally 20% of the total. :drunk::drunk::drunk: On my last batch I filled a 5 gallon carboy and then 2 bottles, thats just too much to top off in a 6.5 gallon carboy.
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    How many marbles?

    Michaels sells 3lbs of marbles for $7 ......wait for it....... How many marbles are in a pound?
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    How many marbles?

    Thanks, that does help. I can get 1500 on ebay for $30 shipped. I thought I read somewhere that you should not use inert gas with wine for long term preservation, but I am not really sure. I am certainly open to suggestions, I am a newb for sure. I have done 2 kits and one is way too...
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