07 Nov10 Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Wine Making

10. You Can’t Please Everybody When it comes to Wine Making, everyone has different tastes. Some like white, others red. Certain people like dry wine, others prefer sweet and desert wine. The same holds true in all parts of life, nobody likes the same thing. So, you need to stop doing things in order to [...]

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01 NovWine Making Additives

Wine Making Additives Teaspoons Per Ounce Ascorbic Acid 6 teaspoons Acid Blend 6 teaspoons Calcium Carbonate 12 teaspoons Citric Acid 6 teaspoons Gelatin 8 teaspoons Malic Acid 6 teaspoons Polycar 27 teaspoons Stabilizer 8 teaspoons Sugar 6 teaspoons Tannin 12 teaspoons Tartaric Acid 6 teaspoons Yeast Energizer 9 teaspoons Yeast Nutrient 5 teaspoons

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01 NovMeasurement Conversions

Measurement Conversions 1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons 1 cup = 16 tablespoons = 48 teaspoons = 8 ounces 1 pint = 2 cups = 16 fluid ounces = 1 pound 1 quart = 4 cups = 2 pints = 32 fluid ounces = 2 pounds tsp Tbsp Cup Pint Ounce Pound Quart 1 2 3 [...]

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01 NovHydrometer Temperature Conversion

Hydrometer Temperature Conversion F C Adjustment 32 0 Subtract 1.6 41 5 Subtract 1.3 50 10 Subtract 0.8 60 15.6 Correct 68 20 Add 1.0 77 25 Add 2.2 86 30 Add 3.5 95 35 Add 5.0 104 40 Add 6.8 113 45 Add 8.8 122 50 Add 11.0 131 55 Add 13.3 140 60 [...]

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01 NovHydrometer Conversion

Hydrometer Conversion Spc. Grav. Brix Pot. Alc Sugar Ounces Per Gallon 1.0000 0 0.0 % 0.0 1.0040 1 0.6 % 1.4 1.0080 2 1.1 % 2.8 1.0120 3 1.7 % 4.3 1.0160 4 2.2 % 5.7 1.0190 5 2.6 % 6.8 1.0230 6 3.2 % 8.2 1.0270 7 3.7 % 9.6 1.0310 8 4.3 % [...]

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01 NovFahrenheit to Celsius

Fahrenheit to Celsius The formula for converting from Fahrenheit to Celsius is: ((Deg. F) – 32) x (5/9) = Deg. C Fahrenheit Celsius 0 -17.78 1 -17.22 2 -16.67 3 -16.11 4 -15.56 5 -15.00 6 -14.44 7 -13.89 8 -13.33 9 -12.78 10 -12.22 11 -11.67 12 -11.11 13 -10.56 14 -10.00 15 -9.44 [...]

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01 NovCelsius to Fahrenheit

Celsius to Fahrenheit The formula to convert Celsius to Fahrenheit is: (C * 9)/5 + 32 Celsius Fahrenheit 0 32.00 1 33.80 2 35.60 3 37.40 4 39.20 5 41.00 6 42.80 7 44.60 8 46.40 9 48.20 10 50.00 11 51.80 12 53.60 13 55.40 14 57.20 15 59.00 16 60.80 17 62.60 18 [...]

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01 NovBung Sizes

Wine Making Bung Sizes Bung Size Bottom Diameter (cm) Top Diameter (cm) 2 1.6 1.9 3 1.8 2.2 5.5 2.4 2.8 6 2.7 3.2 6.5 2.8 3.4 7 3 3.8 7.5 3.1 3.9 8 3.3 4.1 8.5 3.6 4.3 9.5 3.8 4.6 10 4.3 5 10.5 4.5 5.3 11 4.9 5.6 11.5 5 6.3

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27 OctSolera Wine Making Method

Solera Method The Solera method of aging liquors is quiet fascinating. This process can be used for different types of booze, but for the rest of this post, I’ll refer to it as wine, for simplicity. This method produces wine that is both consistent year after year and provides and smoothed out aging process. The [...]

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27 OctOrganize Your Winery

Having an organized winery can make wine making easier, less stressful and more fun. Even smaller spaces can be organized to make efficient use out of the space you do have. With a new baby on the way (our first) my wife and I decided to move our office downstairs, giving us an extra bedroom [...]

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