Questions on Wine Fermentation & More – WMA039

Questions on Wine Fermentation & More – WMA039

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winemakersacademy/wma039.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSQuestions on Wine Fermentation & More In this episode of the Winemaker’s Academy Podcast Matt gets back to some listener and reader questions of wine fermentation as well as safety concerns regarding carbon dioxide. Also, Matt shares a bit about his own winemaking adventures and how they’re going. Click on the player above to listen in now! Questions Answered Is my wine fermentation too warm? What is “TA” and how do I measure it? Can I grind oak chips into oak dust before adding it to my wine? Is it safe to ferment wine where my family hangs out? Resources & Products Mentioned Measuring Titratable Acidity Winemaker’s Log Book Oak Products...

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First Time Winemaker – Part III

First Time Winemaker – Part III

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winemakersacademy/wma038.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAlas, here is the third and final installment of the First Time Winemaker series where Matt walks Academy member Chris through the entire kit winemaking. Start from the beginning here: First Time Winemaker – Part I, or catch up on the second installment here: First Time Winemaker – Part II. In this episode Chris and Matt talk about how the first racking went and what to expect in the third and fourth steps in the kit winemaking process. As usual Chris has some great questions that take us into how wine is made. Click play on the media player above to start listening! Resources & Products Mentioned Meadmakr Podcast Cider School The Ultimate Guide to Kit Winemaking The Winemaker’s Academy Community The Winemaker’s Log Photograph by: Tim Patterson...

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First Time Winemaker – Part II

First Time Winemaker – Part II

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winemakersacademy/wma037.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis is the second part in our three part series going through the entire winemaking process on the air with first time winemaker, Chris. Start from the beginning here: First Time Winemaker – Part I. In this episode Chris and Matt discuss how the first steps in the kit winemaking process went. Then they discuss racking from the primary fermenter to the carboy. Throughout the interview Matt answers many great questions from Chris regarding racking, auto siphons, and bulk aging. Click play on the media player above to listen now! Resources & Products Mentioned Ultimate Guide to Kit Winemaking Auto Siphon (affiliate link) The Winemaker’s...

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Making Wine from Kits, Juice Pails, and Grapes

Making Wine from Kits, Juice Pails, and Grapes

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winemakersacademy/wma036.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMaking Wine from Kits, Juice Pails, and Grapes Winemaker’s Academy member Craig joins us on this episode of the podcast to share his experience making wine from wine kits and then moving on to juice pails and grapes. He shares a lot of great insights and lessons learned. As you can imagine it is a bit different working with juice pails and fresh grapes as much more of the chemistry is left up to you, the winemaker. Craig explains what these differences are, what we need to be thinking about as well as testing for. Have a notebook ready! Resources & Products Mentioned The Winemaker’s Log (Check it out!!) Missouri Valley Wine Society Lallzyme EX MoreWine Guides Featured Community Discussions Sulfite Free Winemaking Photograph by:...

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First Time Winemaker – Part I

First Time Winemaker – Part I

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winemakersacademy/wma035.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis is the first in a three part interview series with Winemaker’s Academy member Chris, a first time winemaker. Together she and I walk through the first steps of the kit winemaking process. We discuss what needs to be done, what to watch out for, and answer Chris’s questions on what’s in strore for her. If you’re a beginner and have been wondering what’s invovled in making a kit wine for the first time this episode is for you. Much of what we cover is also available in the Ultimate Guide to Kit Winemaking. There are still some good lessons covered for more experienced winemakers. We cover topics that all winemakers can use a refresher on from time to time. Resources & Products Mentioned Ultimate Guide to Kit Winemaking Winexert French Cabernet Sauvignon Featured Community Discussion Can wine be bottled right after it has been filtered, or should you wait a day or...

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A Tale of 3 Pinot Noirs – WMA034

A Tale of 3 Pinot Noirs – WMA034

http://traffic.libsyn.com/winemakersacademy/wma034.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSHave you ever wondered what the difference is between the variously priced wine kits? Each kit manufacturer has different lines of kits that each have a different price tags on them according to the quality of the juice in the kit. However, what’s the real difference in taste? Introductory kits can sell for as little as $70 while the more expensive kits go for $200 or more. Are the expensive kits really three times better than the introductory kits? In this episode of the Winemaker’s Academy podcast my guests and I set out to answer this question. Academy members Dennis and Cathy sent me three bottles of wine made from three different kits ranging from Vintner’s Reserve up to Eclipse. We did a blind tasting on the air and explored the differences between them. The results will surprise you! Featured Forum Discussion As mentioned in the show our featured community discussion for this week is: What’s your go-to fining agent? Click on the link above to check it out and please do contribute to the discussion. We’d all like to know what your favorite fining agent is for troublesome...

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