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END.GAME.

The end is nigh. Fermentation has slowed in my six gallons of vidal blanc juice. Less than a week has expired since I picked up the juice. Last night’s reading (below) was a call to arms (and racking siphon tubes). … Continue reading

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WANDERING.WINE

Brace yourself. My hunt for winecraft’s golden fleece, cold stabilization, has brought the glass carboy to the car. The outdoor freeze presents my last chance to chill the wine. But dangers and complications ensue… A bleary but hopeful the morning … Continue reading

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ARRESTED.FERMENTATION

After two more days, I am ready to stop fermentation. My wine tastes mindblowingly perfect. At 1.020 specific gravity, I have 10% alcohol and 2.5% residual sugar: as mathematically pure and balanced as the Parthenon, the Fibonacci Sequence and espresso. … Continue reading

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CRUSTACEOUS.KINDNESS

A day after cheating the fates and re-fermenting with sugar, I rack the must back into the first fermentation tank. After a sound sleep, I wake to check the Specific Gravity. Like my morning paper, another day of reading a … Continue reading

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