The rewards and frustrations of home winemaking

Monthly archive: 10 2010

Racking Barrels and Setting Up Shop

The barrels needed a new home, so we decided it was a good time to rack out the wine and clean out the barrels.  Both the merlot and petite sirah need more oak, so we’re going to leave them in the barrels for another year with some extra oak cubes added in.  We pumped the […]

The New Flextank

The new 50 gallon Flextank finally arrived.  I say finally because I ordered it the first week of September, and was told “it should be there next week” every time I called to check on it.  Now that it has finally arrived, we were a little concerned that something is wrong with it.  When Paul […]