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Fruit & Wine press operating instructions

Posted by Serge K on

Fruit & Wine press operating instructions

  If unit is received without the lever pin inserted, follow these simple directions: Fully swivel the lever mechanism counter clockwise until the lever stops. Raise the lower ratchet plate and lever mechanism until the slot in the lever is even with the tab on the upper ratchet plate. Swivel...

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How To Use The Hydrometer

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How To Use The Hydrometer

It's really pretty easy to use the hydrometer: just follow these simple steps: Sanitize the hydrometer, wine thief, and test jar. Place test cylinder on flat surface. Draw a sample of "clean" must or wine with the wine thief - avoid testing samples that contain solid particles, since this will...

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Corks and their preparation for bottling

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Corks and their preparation for bottling

How to prepare your corks for bottling: If you are using a high-quality floor corker there is no need to soak or sulfite any corks. Simply insert them dry. (NB: see note about dry corks below) However, a quick dip in sulphite solution and an equally quick rinse is OK...

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Degassing Your Wine

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Degassing Your Wine

  Degassing your wine properly is a very important step in wine making. We all know that it is yeast that causes wine to ferment, but how does this happen? Yeast needs two things to survive; oxygen and sugar. (Sugar is naturally present in all grape juice and grape juice...

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How To Brew Your Own Beer using a Canned Beer kit (Canned Malt)

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How To Brew Your Own Beer using a Canned Beer kit (Canned Malt)

This is a basic process and we always recommend that you follow the instructions of the beer kit you purchased.   Step 1 Remove yeast from under cap, place malt container in the sink filled with hot water. Let rest for 15 minutes, wash all equipment that will come in contact...

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