Category Archives: Winemaking
I decided to do not cork shortly before going on vacation and instead wait little more. Now I came back from vacation, measure specific gravity the last time and finally cork. Petite Sirah: 0.992 (0.990 + 1/5) Mourvèdre: 0.992 (0.990 … Continue reading
Before going on vacation for 2.5 weeks and leaving the carboys on their own, I’m re-measuring specific gravity to understand where we’re at and when it would be good time to bottle-and-cork: Petite Sirah: 0.994 (0.990 + 2/5) Mourvèdre: 0.992 … Continue reading
I estimate that 3 6-gallon half-full buckets will produce about 2 gallons of grape juice each. Unfortunately I couldn’t find 2-gallon carboys so I bought 6 1-gallon carboys at another local brewing supply store, Brewhouse Provisions in Redmond. I’m going … Continue reading
Attempt #3. I’m measuring Specific Gravity to understand for how long more keep the must in the buckets. Petite Sirah: 1.030 Mourvèdre: 1.004 Grenache: 1.014 I wish I knew should I stop and should I continue. It looks like the … Continue reading
Attempt #2. I’m measuring Specific Gravity to understand for how long more keep the must in the buckets. Petite Sirah: 1.14 Then hydrometer broke, again. Need to buy another model, apparently.
So far looks good. I’m measuring Specific Gravity to understand for how long more keep the must in the buckets… But hydrometer broke before I even could start. Reordering another one.
Seemingly nothing is happening within the bucket of Petite Sirah. Decided to add cultured yeast: 60ml of boiled water at 105f pack of EC-1118 stir, wait 5 minutes, stir again pout into the must Evening update: good news! Seemingly the … Continue reading
The third and final bucket is finished now. I forgot to weigh in raw grapes My weight: 78.75, my weight with bucket: 88.40, i.e. 9.65 kg of grape juice Room temperature: 22.4c at 22.14. Up next: shop on Amazon for … Continue reading
Baby steps. Today I destemmed and crushed the bucket of Grinache: My weigh: 78.80, my weigh with bucket: 90.65, i.e. 11.85 kg of raw grapes My weight: 78.25, my weigh with bucket 89.95, i.e. 10.7 kg of grape juice I’ve … Continue reading
Today I destemmed and crushed the bucket of Petite Sirah. My weight: 78.95, my weight with container: 89.35, i.e. 10.4 kg of raw grapes. My weigh: 78.00, my weight with bucket: 87.10, i.e. 9.1 kg of grape juice. Equipment used. … Continue reading