Welcome to Cellarmasters Home Winemaking Club

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Meeting Information - First up, if you’re new to wine or home winemaking, don’t feel intimidated. We’re a pretty friendly bunch. Our Summer club meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at The Woodland Hills Home Wine, Beer and Cheesemaking Shop, 22836 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, (818) 884-8586. ‎ It’s a potluck and we usually have a food theme, so bring a dish to share and a bottle or two of wine, homemade or commercial. We usually have a speaker and/or a tasting. Either way, if you’ve got some wine that isn’t tasting quite the way you think it should, feel free to bring some along and let our wine gurus help you figure out what’s going on with it.

Membership Information - For information on how to join the club or to pay your dues online, please go to our Cellarmasters Membership page.

Newsletter - Our latest newsletter and some of our past ones can be downloaded on our Newsletter page.

3 Responses to 'Welcome to Cellarmasters Home Winemaking Club'

  1. Chuck Wiseman says:

    Why did did brix fall from 25 to 16 rapidly then sort of plateau?

    • Jennifer Swank says:

      Chuck, did you add any nutrients at the beginning of fermentation or after fermentation was progressing? Lack of nutrients could cause a fermentation to plateau. If you haven’t added Nutrients I would suggest you add some. Another problem could be a yeast with low alcohol tolerance. What yeast did you using and what varietal are you fermenting. Also what temperature where you fermenting at?
      Jennifer

    • Tom S says:

      Sounds like a stuck fermentation. Probably got too hot and all the yeast died. At 16 Brix you should be able to restart it pretty easily. It would be much worse if it stuck at 1 Brix. Very difficult to get that going again.

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