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Old 10-05-2017, 05:55 PM   #11
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I usually but the kits. Where I bought this juice they told me I didn’t need any yeast.

 
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:08 PM   #12
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I usually but the kits. Where I bought this juice they told me I didnít need any yeast.


You do kits ? Lol. Sorry for that unnecessary post then. It Sounded as if you needed some general direction.
But actually the juice can be a lot less complicated than kits. No timelines. No clearing agents. Or sorbate. Or degassing. You make the schedule.
I have always been under the impression that there is NO yeast added to these Regina buckets. Unlike some others I've heard who have yeast already in it ready to take off as soon as temps get up.
But I have always added my own commercial yeast. Without ever adding any So2 first either. The natural yeast in these buckets tho are very much there. And I know some who have let them ferment this way. Which you could do if you wanted. It's just a little more risky with all the unknown
So if you wait too long and the temps get into the mid 60įs your juice can start to show signs of activity. Either add your yeast right away, or add some so2 to kill it off, wait a day and then add your yeast.
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Old 10-06-2017, 04:42 AM   #13
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So you think buying the juice this way is easier and better then with the kits. This my first time trying the juice this way.

 
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So you think buying the juice this way is easier and better then with the kits. This my first time trying the juice this way.


Depends on many factors. I think it can be "easier" since it's as simple as yeast-transfer-Kmeta-transfer ....bottle. Some people might take comfort in having instructions with to work off in a kit though.
Quality is also relative. Some prefer fresh juice to kits and vice versa. I haven't made enough kits to say for sure. But the cool thing about kits is the selection of tons of varietals from tons of places.
The biggest pro for kits I think is the ability to make wine at any time of the year- not just a 2 or 3 week window in the fall. (Southern hemisphere juice is also available at their harvest timeline in the spring. I did my 1st Chilean this past May and I'm quite happy with how it's coming Along. Though the same can be said for my 1st high end kit I did his year)
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:59 AM   #15
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Yeah I’m trying it this time to see how it comes out. Thank so much for all your help. Wish me luck

 
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:30 AM   #16
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Where abouts in Chicago are u ?

I live in the western suburbs

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Good luck!
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