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First commercial batch of wine

Posted on August 23, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Yesterday, Sunday August 22, 2010, Marilyn and I started our first commercial batch of wine— the basic sandcherry wine.  We ended up with 3 large 55-gallon food grade tubs full to approx the 40 gallon mark, and this morning I pitched yeast to get the batches going.  All three tubs are now nicely fermenting, color is extracting and all looks well.  For the next 7-14 days, the wine will ferment on the skins and pulp, then be pressed and pumped to the basement for finishing and aging.


Life is good!  Very good.

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