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Carnation Anapa Winery, vol 2, day 16: Racking

Past weekend I did few things. First, I racked two of my 5-gallon carboys, removed a lot of dead yeast from their bottoms. I’ve read on internet that these bottom wastes may give wine the yeast smell, exactly what I … Continue reading

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Carnation Anapa Winery, vol 2, day 9: Specific gravity, secondary fermentation

One week has passed and I’m measuring specific gravity again to see if it’s time to rack the buckets and proceed to secondary fermentation: Bucket #1: 0.994 Bucket #2: 0.995 Bucket #3: 0.995 Per the information on the internet it’s … Continue reading

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Carnation Anapa Winery, vol 2, day 3: Adding yeast

By about 11 PM of the next day I finished processing the grapes. I got at least 15 gallons of must: 2 almost full buckets and 1 little less. This time I purchased at Mt. Si Homebrew Supply in Snoqualmie … Continue reading

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Carnation Anapa Winery, vol 2, day 2: Specific gravity

By the end of the first day of processing the grapes I’ve got two 6-gallon buckets almost full of juice. However, unlikely the prior year when I forgot to do that, now I’m going to measure the specific gravity at … Continue reading

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Carnation Anapa Winery, vol 2, day 2: weighting in

Some precalculations: My weight: 79.75 kg With empty bucket: 80.90 kg Empty bucket: 1.15 kg Bucket #1: With bucket: 92.55 kg Grapes: 11.65 kg Bucket #2: With bucket: 95.05 Grapes: 14.15 kg Bucket #3: With bucket: 94.65 kg Grapes: 13.75 … Continue reading

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Carnation Anapa Winery, vol 2, day 1: Syrah

Today I opened the next chapter in my home winemaking experiments. I drove to Zillah, WA and picked about 6 buckets of Syrah/Shiraz from Chapman Vineyard. My wife’s maiden name is Shiran, so it’s a funny coincidence. Will see how … Continue reading

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Carnation Anapa Winery: industrial crushing and destemming

Over the passed weekend I, my family, and my parents stayed at Knight Hill Winery in Zillah, WA and got a chance to participate in two incredible activities: First, on Saturday, we’ve picked a row of Roussanne at Carthage Vineyard. … Continue reading

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How I started using MediatR and then how I stopped, part 1

This is a series of posts: Part 1 Introduction Handlers, commands and queries MediatR Back to injecting handlers Part 2 Another option: DecoratR Introduction Today I own the Service Fabric infrastructure piece in my team, to run applications and services … Continue reading

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How to deploy Traffic Manager to a Sovereign cloud using ARM template

On other day I tried to deploy Azure Traffic Manager profile to a sovereign aka national aka government cloud but got an error: Code: BadRequestMessage: A policy with the requested domain name could not be created because the name example.trafficmanager.net … Continue reading

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How to combine Key Vault access policy for AAD application and user-assigned managed identity in single ARM template

On other day I was exploring how to grant access for a user-assigned managed identity to a key vault. But here’s a more advanced scenario: let’s say legacy code uses an AAD application to access the key vault and modern … Continue reading

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