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Wine Making with Juice from Italy Oct. 2007

Making 42 Gallons of Wine from Grape Juice from Italy. Juice is imported in 6 gallon plastic buckets. I got one of each of the following:
1. Amarone
2. Brunello
3. Chianti
4. Lambrusco
5. Meritage
6. Montepulciano
7. Sangiovese

Wine Making Journal Entry for more information can be found here ---> http://journals.fotki.com/GaryGS1/GaryGS1Blog/entry/rqkgdqtrdst/#wktgfrqwwdr

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My 1989 Dodge Dakota Loaded with my new supply of Italian Grape Juice for Fall 2007 Wine Making.
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My 1989 Dodge Dakota Loaded with my …
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7 Buckets of Italian Grape Juice (6 gallons each)
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7 Buckets of Italian Grape Juice (6 …
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My back deck makes the perfect place for washing and filling the Demijons.
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My back deck makes the perfect place…
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Washed and sterilized Demijons ready to be filled with Grape Juice.
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Washed and sterilized Demijons ready…
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The filling process...  Grape Juice into Demijons, via big plastic funnels.
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The filling process... Grape Juice …
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Filling of a Demijon.
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Filling of a Demijon.
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Grape Juice Suds
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Grape Juice Suds
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Grape Juice Foam
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Grape Juice Foam
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Demijons only get filled this far.  You leave an airspace so that it does not bubble over during the primary fermentation.
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Demijons only get filled this far. …
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Chianti Grape Juice from Italy.
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Chianti Grape Juice from Italy.
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Chianti Grape Juice from Italy.
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Chianti Grape Juice from Italy.
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Amarone Grape Juice from Italy.
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Amarone Grape Juice from Italy.
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One step is a no rinse cleaner / sterilizer that you use to clean equipment ie the Demijons
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One step is a no rinse cleaner / ste…
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The filling process.
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The filling process.
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Night time is coming /rush to get done.
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Night time is coming /rush to get do…
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Night time is here '-(((  gotta bring it all in now!!!
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Night time is here '-((( gotta brin…
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Voila!!!  All filled!!!  Now it's time to take everything inside!!!
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Voila!!! All filled!!! Now it's ti…
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This is where I do the wine.  On a counter that I built in my kitchen.
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This is where I do the wine. On a c…
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Here I can watch the process while I eat dinner, watch TV or work on my PC!!!
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Here I can watch the process while I…
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4 Demijons fit on the floor.
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4 Demijons fit on the floor.
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8 (plus) Demijons fit in the area that I use for wine making.
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8 (plus) Demijons fit in the area th…
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World Map and my Wine Making.
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World Map and my Wine Making.
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World Map and Wine Making.
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World Map and Wine Making.
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World Map my TV and Wine Making.
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World Map my TV and Wine Making.
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Here is a Demijon filled with Barbera Wine (from Chile) that I made in May 2007.  This is how I rack it into gallon jugs.
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Here is a Demijon filled with Barber…
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Here is a Demijon filled with Barbera Wine (from Chile) that I made in May 2007.  This is how I rack it into gallon jugs.
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Here is a Demijon filled with Barber…
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Now this empty Demijon gets washed and sterilized to be used again later.
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Now this empty Demijon gets washed a…
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Looking down into the Demijon.  The reflection of my hands holding the camera is in the middle of the circle.
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Looking down into the Demijon. The …
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You get 5 plus gallons of wine from one batch in a Demijon.
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You get 5 plus gallons of wine from …
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You get 5 plus gallons of wine from one batch in a Demijon.
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You get 5 plus gallons of wine from …
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You get 5 plus gallons of wine from one batch in a Demijon.
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You get 5 plus gallons of wine from …
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My kitchen '-)))  I made it from Home Depot put together yourself cabinets.
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My kitchen '-))) I made it from Hom…
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Garlic for my dinner after an afternoon and evening of wine making preparations.
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Garlic for my dinner after an aftern…
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6 gallon Demijon.
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6 gallon Demijon.
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Here is the sediment from the dead yeast on the bottom of the Demijon after I emptied the wine out.
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Here is the sediment from the dead y…
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Time to make dinner!!!  I'm hungry!!!  Some of the ingredients are from my garden.
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Time to make dinner!!! I'm hungry!!…
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Here is Deer Meat (Venison) that my neighbor supplies me with in exchange for wine '-)))
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Here is Deer Meat (Venison) that my …
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Time to Eat!!!
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Time to Eat!!!
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Thanks for joining in for the show '-)))  Cheers!!!  Gary
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Thanks for joining in for the show '…
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