Tag Archives: 2020

Carnation Anapa Winery, vol 3, day 4: yeast

Due to the pandemic and workaholism, everything takes longer this year. I’m adding 5g of RC212 by Cellar Science (batch #52495, whatever it means) to the 5-gallon bucket of Petit Sirah. But first, to avoid shock, I’m diluting the yeast … Continue reading

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Carnation Anapa Winery, vol 3, day 3: Potassium Metabisulfite

Last time when I added Potassium Metabisulfite the outcome was much better when I did not. So this time I’m adding it to both buckets of must, ~1.5 x ΒΌ tsp per 5 gallons.

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Carnation Anapa Winery, vol 3, day 2: weighing

Some precalculations: My weight: 74.15 kg Empty bucket: 1.15 kg Total: 75.45 kg Bucket #1 (CS): Total: 86.80 kg Grapes: 12.65 kg Bucket #2 (CS): Total: 85.80 kg Grapes: 11.65 kg Bucket #3 (PS): Total: 89.15 kg Grapes: 15.00 kg … Continue reading

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Carnation Anapa Winery, vol 3, day 1: The journey continues

It’s that time of year when I drive to my friends at Carthage Vineyard in Zillah, WA and pick what’s left after the harvest season. This year it was 2 buckets of Cabernet Sauvignon and 2 buckets of Petite Sirah.

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