Topic: Equipment-and-Gear

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Barrel Care Techniques

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Do you yearn to create oak-style wines that rival Bordeaux first growths, Super Tuscans, or the so-called California cult wines, but have been hesitant to invest time and effort to care and


Using Variable-Volume Fermenters

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I have counted over fifty glass containers in my home winery! Shapes and sizes range from one-gallon (4-liter) jugs to 5-gallon (19-liter) carboys and 14-gallon (54-liter) demijohns. This huge collection of containers


Can I use my copper immersion wort chiller from brewing with my mead or other wines?

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Dear Wine Wizard, I made homebrewed beer for a long time, but during the last couple of years I have gravitated more towards making wine and mead. I know that it’s safe

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Choosing a Filtering System

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Winemaking is not a science but rather an art. There are many opinions on the pros and cons of the various processes that winemakers use. The subject of filtration is one such


Wooden it be Lovely?

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One of the most enduring — and evocative — images in the winemaking world is that of the barrel room. Virtually every commercial vintner has one, and it’s among the “must sees”

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I picked up two very old glass carboys at a flea market and I don’t know what used to be stored in them. Should I still use them for winemaking?

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I have three remonstrative but kindly meant words for you: don’t go there. Though I’m known among my friends and associates as an antiquities enthusiast, when it comes to winemaking, I have

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I just bought my first barrel and opted for a paraffin-lined model. Will this work or do I need charred barrels for wine aging?

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Charred, toasted, fired … it’s all pretty much the same. In the wine industry, as well as the distilled beverage industry, heat-treated wooden barrels and kegs are used as storage vessels in

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Adding Oak: Tips from the Pros

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Winemaker John Fletcher of Hillside Estate Winery in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, Canada offers his thoughts on adding oak to your wine: Oaking Hillside Wines Many of the Hillside Estate


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