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Thanks Joe.. I noticed the decline in participation as well and started to think maybe folks were keen to defect to a ‘better’ place. I’ll admit winemaker subscription was a reaction as I was just frustrated with the wine press in general. It has not been all that useful yet. A lot of marginally informative but non interactive content. Wine press provides what I lack: the ability to interact with wine makers. I’m in a desert here in Dayton.
Here’s a question for you: PH probe. I’m making very small batches of wine twice a year. I’d say 15-20 gallons, plus now creating some sparkling wines from the whites. Slowly expanding operation, trying to make competitive wines and new varietals all the time (and port which at least for a couple competitions is my flagship) I’ve had the meter for about 7 years. I suspect the meter is fine, it’s an off brand that was suggested to me by a guy on here who went pro. It’s remarkable hard to find good information on a BNC type replacement probe for a guy like me or what a good Ph meter is for my size operation. The meter does not show up on internet searches any more (ph meter 2602) is all I have on it. I assume the probe is getting worn out, requires major calibration and seems to take forever to settle on a reading. I suspect it has led me astray a few times. Thanks in advance,