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Scientific hippie

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Aug 8, 2018
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OK, the temperature in our basement has stabilized, and we're getting a new fridge soon, so I did my first kit, a 1 gal Winexpert pinot noir.

Lessons learned:

1. Bentonite is like concrete. If you do not add it while stirring, it makes a lump on the bottom of the jug and you have to shake it for over 30 minutes to get it to suspend. Have reading material/music on hand.

2. The cap on the juice bag is impossible to open. Cutting the corner off the bag with sterile scissors works just fine.