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by leslie renaud
May 3rd, 2021, 2:08 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Remedies for Smoke Taint?
Replies: 48
Views: 4858

Re: Remedies for Smoke Taint?

Jeff Murrell at VinSci has an "SRX" resin column that removes the bitter components in smoke tainted wine, but not the guaiacol. VA filtration and Mavrik filtration works well to remove guaiacol.
by leslie renaud
April 6th, 2021, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are we at on fining and filtration for reds, whites, and beyond?
Replies: 88
Views: 3179

Re: Where are we at on fining and filtration for reds, whites, and beyond?

There are wineries that purport to be natural and vegan, using neither fining nor filtration. They use Velcorin instead.
by leslie renaud
April 5th, 2021, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Where are we at on fining and filtration for reds, whites, and beyond?
Replies: 88
Views: 3179

Re: Where are we at on fining and filtration for reds, whites, and beyond?

Are you ok with adding biocide to your wine? Velcorin is vegan, therefore it's better than egg whites?
by leslie renaud
January 28th, 2021, 1:12 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My almost 30 year old food processor just died.
Replies: 12
Views: 1097

Re: My almost 30 year old food processor just died.

There are not very many things that can go wrong with an old food processor. In my case the plastic latch mechanism on the bowl broke, and the replacement costs more than I can justify given the price of a new unit - the weakest link in the system. The motor is built like a tank. This happened a ye...
by leslie renaud
January 25th, 2021, 7:15 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My almost 30 year old food processor just died.
Replies: 12
Views: 1097

My almost 30 year old food processor just died.

Anyone have one they really like?
by leslie renaud
January 25th, 2021, 12:37 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Chicago: Drake or Conrad?
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Re: Chicago: Drake or Conrad?

Thanks for the tips!
by leslie renaud
January 25th, 2021, 12:08 pm
Forum: Travel and Restaurants Forum
Topic: Chicago: Drake or Conrad?
Replies: 7
Views: 1092

Chicago: Drake or Conrad?

I have a bunch of Hilton points burning a hole in my pocket. Trying to decide between the two for a four night vacation in late spring.
by leslie renaud
December 21st, 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Grill marks, lightish brown, mahogany, dark almost burnt, how do you like the surface of your steaks?
Replies: 19
Views: 1921

Re: Grill marks, lightish brown, mahogany, dark almost burnt, how do you like the surface of your steaks?

We get our BGE REALLY hot! Actually hit 1100 degrees once. Hard sear on both sides, then cool off BGE and cook to temp. They're perfect!
by leslie renaud
November 20th, 2020, 11:43 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Remedies for Smoke Taint?
Replies: 48
Views: 4858

Re: Remedies for Smoke Taint?

I will happily post results from AWRI once we receive the final numbers next week after they're out of lockdown.
by leslie renaud
November 19th, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Remedies for Smoke Taint?
Replies: 48
Views: 4858

Re: Remedies for Smoke Taint?

Not sure why, but post-ferment lab samples of taint from Cab on the floor are showing no more than you get in any other vintage. Not just for me, but everywhere and everyone I know. Cab seems to have less than Zin and other varietals. Also, press wine shows no difference than free run. None of this...
by leslie renaud
August 22nd, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread
Replies: 613
Views: 43894

Re: 2020 West Coast Weather and Farming Thread

We had to leave the winery today due to mandatory evacuation. This ought to be an interesting harvesr.
by leslie renaud
August 6th, 2020, 11:48 am
Forum: Cellar Rats (ITB)
Topic: Small Surprises In The Vineyard
Replies: 14
Views: 2842

Re: Small Surprises In The Vineyard

That's amazing! Thanks for sharing!
by leslie renaud
August 6th, 2019, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley
Replies: 355
Views: 29508

Re: Rhys fined $3.76M for illegally diverting water in Anderson Valley

I have known Darren for a long time, and he is not a racist. He is a writer, and I believe he was trying to set the scene.

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