Well, I have had two wine kits that I received for Christmas. An Orchard Breezin Blackberry Merlot and a Cellar Craft Porto Corinto. I have been intending to grt these statrted and at 2am this morning I decided it was time to "Get Er Done". I also decided to blend these 2 kits and hopefully it will turn out as good as I anticipate.
I blended the juice of both kits, added the bentonite from both kits, The oak powder from the Port kit, half the F-Pack from the Blackberry Merlot kit and at a beginningSG of 1.142 I pitched 2 packs of Lalvin EC118 which I had rehydrated in some warm water and orange juice mix. Them yeasties was already slobbering on that orange juice when I pitched it to my must so hang on and lets see what happens with this one. I kinda figure that ole lalvin is gonna give it up around 1.010 which shold give an ABV of around 17.5% which I think may be OK for this Port.
The yeasties are already working just 3 hrs after I pitched them