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Wine Making Fall 2008


Fall Time Red / White Wine Making with Grape Juice from California using (6) six Gallon Buckets of Various Kinds for a Total of 36 Gallons.

36 Gallons of Juice from the following varieties from California:
1. 6 Gallons of Merlot
2. 6 Gallons of Barbera
3. 6 Mixed Black
4. 6 Muuscat (White)
5. 12 Gallons of Pinot Noir

PS... Spring Wine Making with Chilean Grape Juice is here--->
http://public.fotki.com/GaryGS1/family-farm/wine-making/wine-making-spring-2008/

If you have questions on Wine Making you can reach me with a comment or GaryGS1@yahoo.com
Cheers!!! Gary

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Racking Wine from the Spring 2008 Chilean Batch to make room for the new Fall 2008 California Batch.
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Racking Wine from the Spring 2008 Ch…
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Clearing and Cleaning out the Wine Making Area for the New Batch.
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Clearing and Cleaning out the Wine M…
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Getting Wine Supplies Ready.
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Getting Wine Supplies Ready.
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Lining up the demijohns.
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Lining up the demijohns.
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Cleaning the Demijons with "One-Step" an oxidizing cleaner.  One table spoon of a white powder to a gallon of warm water.  Then let drip out and you are ready for pouring in the grape juice.
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Cleaning the Demijons with "One-Step…
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Back inside / Racking Wine from the Spring 2008 Chile Batch to make room for the new Fall 2008 California Batch.
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Back inside / Racking Wine from the …
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Getting everything ready to make the job go smoothly.
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Getting everything ready to make the…
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This is how the Grape Juice Arrives from the Juice Wholesaler www.GinoPinto.com .
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This is how the Grape Juice Arrives …
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This is how the Grape Juice Arrives from the Juice Wholesaler www.GinoPinto.com .
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This is how the Grape Juice Arrives …
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First I wash off the buckets of Grape Juice with a hose then I pull the bands off all the lids.
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First I wash off the buckets of Grap…
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Here is Muscat.  This is the only White Grape Juice.  I use it to mix in with some of the reds during the first racking.  It gives a nice body to the red wines.
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Here is Muscat. This is the only Wh…
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Ready to pour the Muscat into the demijohn.  Only about 5 & 1/4 gallons of the 6 gallons of the juice goes in.  You need an air space.  The remainder goes into an extra demijohn.
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Transferring the Grape Juice to the Demijons.  Just pour 5 & 1/4 gallons in.  You need an airspace for the fermentation process.
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The wine on the top shelf is from Spring 2008.  Racked and ready to drink.  On the floor is the new Fall 2008 process.
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The wine on the top shelf is from Sp…
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Vodka is used in the check valves to keep the "bad air" out while allowing the Carbon Dioxide from the primary fermentation process to escape.
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Vodka is used in the check valves to…
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Vodka is used in the check valves to keep the "bad air" out while allowing the Carbon Dioxide from the primary fermentation process to escape.
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Vodka is used in the check valves to…
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The check valves fit into rubber stoppers that fit into the demijohn mouth.
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Racked and Ready to Drink Red Wine from the Spring 2008 Chilean Batch.
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Racked and Ready to Drink Red Wine f…
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Racked and ready to Drink Spring Chilean Batch on Top Shelf and the New 2008 Fall California Batch on the Floor.  This will be ready by Christmas 2008 (About 3 months).
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Racked and ready to Drink Spring Chi…
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You end up with a lot of 6 gallon buckets which I use on the farm and around the house!!!  Hope you enjoyed this album!!!
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