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Time to clean the barn again.
Aug 21 2011 01:03 PM

bret → Photog

Welcome to the forum, Photog!
Aug 20 2011 10:06 PM

Jim K

I was fortunate to find some Groen kettles on craigslist for $100.00 each. I have a 65 gallon stainless kettle and a 35 gallon kettle each with a stainless base. I also use the kettles to brew beer and have burners under each. I did buy more grapes for this fall- 600 lbs of chambourcin.
let me know if you are lookign for more equipment and i will keep an eye out.
Aug 17 2011 09:54 PM

limestone hill → Jim K

wow to take on 650lbs for your first time??? did you have a friend with tanks or what? I did 250 lbs last year and am wondering what ill do with more grapes equipment wise!
Aug 16 2011 09:14 AM


I need a grape grower!
Aug 09 2011 06:21 PM


My cellar varies from about 54ºF in the winter to about 64º in the winter. Unless I leave the light on or door open, it will only vary about .5 degrees per day. Cheers!
Aug 09 2011 09:00 AM


's latest blog post was August 6, 2011. www.stevehughes.org/Site/Blog/
Aug 06 2011 05:45 PM

Ali Waqar → JB175

We are manufacturers of steel drums in Pakistan. I need to buy some tri clover adaptors to fit on our drums. Can you please help us source them.


Aug 03 2011 09:36 AM

Doyle → dyoung 79

emailing on the forum is a bit of a pain, you can email me directly at doyle@gigatest.com. I did post a response to your email.
Jul 27 2011 05:49 PM

Bruce53 → Robert_P

Hi Robert...
I am using your press design. Didn't you also have a crusher design? I don't see it anywhere. Thanks, Bruce53
Jul 24 2011 05:42 PM

dinamo → Scot McPherson

Hey Scot, I just read all of your post regarding growing organic vines. I am also organic, six years so far, in Mexico. I hope you keep posting!
Jul 22 2011 06:31 PM

hz3gzy → Doyle

Hi Doyle, I was wondering for some advise. I have a Cagernet Sauvignon fom Brehm that has been aging for close to 14 months, 6 months in a new 50L French oak barrel. It seems to be pretty oaky and I would like to either bottle it or rack it out of the barrel. Is there any advantage to racking it and letting it bulk age a few more months?
I would appreciate your feedback. Thanks
Jul 20 2011 04:03 AM

Fog's Edge

I bought a run-down 7.2 acres of Pinot noir, Dijon clones 114, 115, and 777 on R110 rootstock and aim to produce consistent ultra-premium grapes. Strong science background, including plant physiology and atmospheric science. Can't say I know a lot about grapes, or, for that matter, managing crews of skilled, poorly paid, Spanish speaking workers. Need help/advice. Thanks you all for insight.
Jul 17 2011 11:00 AM

vittorio → Chano Aguayo

No problem. keep me updated.
Jul 13 2011 05:14 PM


Passionate wine lover. Over 3000 bottles in my cellar. Now interested in the next phase of my passion...making wine. I have some property in VT and am interesting in learning to grow and make some drinkable wine in this very cold climate and short growing season. Looking for sage advice. Love California cabs and Bordeaux. I know, good luck making those in VT. A guy has to try though...LOL
Jul 10 2011 12:11 PM