I do believe one of the best lessons learned here in this group has been
testing in small batches. You point is well taken.
I do, however, have a curiousity about the compatibility of these two grape
varieties. Has anyone tried a blend? Is it an unusual choice to put
I guess a little clafrification on my volumes is in order
Volume of juice:
68.1 Liters Cab [18 G]
22.7 Liters Petite Sirah [6 G]
Secondary containers to be filled
54 L Demijohn filled with 54 L Cab
18.9 L Carboy filled with 18.9 L Petit Sirah
The magic mix of the remaining wine...
18.9 L carboy with 14L Cab and 4L Petit Sirah
Or there abouts.
> Why don't you try a glass on the stuff with it blended as you want it?
> seems like a quicker test, besides, you have it all there, your palate
> tell you if it is good or bad.
> Sorry Greg, I just have to jump on this one. If you fill a 54 liter
> with the Cab, and have a 5 gallon carboy of the Petit Syrah, My
> say that you will have more than enough to put into a 5 gallon carboy. In
> if you get all 73 liters in the 5 gallon carboy please send a picture.
> Good luck.
> Tim ODonnell