Wine, Beer, Cider, and Spirits

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Wine Grape Tissue Nutrient Analysis Guidelines for Oregon

This is a guide that can be used by wine grape growers to interpret their vine tissue nutrient analysis results to determine nutrient sufficiency, deficiency or excess.

By R. Paul Schreiner | Publication

Simultaneous Malolactic Fermentations: The Right Option for You?

Malolactic fermentation (MLF) is a vital step in the production of red wines as well as some white wines. MLF is performed by lactic acid bacteria, primarily Oenococcus oeni and results in the...

By James Osborne, | Article

Monitoring Vineyard Nutrition

This article describes how to determine vineyard nutrient needs through tissue and soil sampling.

By Patricia Skinkis, Paul Schreiner | Article

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This “whey” to make vodka could add value to creameries, lessen environmental impact

Jun 11, 2018
Researchers say artisan creameries can add value and lessen harmful environmental impacts by converting whey into vodka.

News Story

Brewing beer? Go a step further and grow your own hops

Jan 5, 2018
Don't forget the trellis when you plant beer's necessary ingredient

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Barley no longer an afterthought in beer flavor

Nov 27, 2017
Researchers found notable differences in the taste of beers malted from barley varieties reputed to have flavor qualities.

By Chris Branam | News Story

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Hi, I am processing a bunch of apple cider into quarts and 1/2 gallons. I brought all of the apple cider to a boil to pasteurize it, before processing it in a water bath. Now (unfortunately after the fact) I have realized that I boiled the apple cider in an aluminum pressure cooker. I have heard...

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