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Old 02-17-2017, 07:04 AM   #1
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I have pretty much decided to start with a 1-gallon equipment kit since I don't want to invest a lot into something I have never done before. I will surely start with a 1-gallon wine kit to start. I have noticed that the number 1-gallon selection of concentrates are few. Would there be a problem buying a 6-gallon wine kit and splitting it up in 1-gallon batches? Would the unused juice go bad between batches? Thanks.

 
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:40 AM   #2
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I would think you could split into 6 equal gallon freezer bags and freeze it and it would be fine. BUT....I have never done that before. I have used frozen peaches, plums, flavor packs lots of times have noticed no ill effects. I have made decent wine from frozen juice concentrates...folks buy frozen juice pails. So, yeah, I think you could do that.

I also think very shortly, you will be into six gallon size batches. I was!

 
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:46 AM   #3
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I suspect you are right about moving to 6 gallons. lol. My thought was that I can use the 1-gallon equipment when I do upgrade and add the 6-gallon tweaks. Over time, I can add pieres.

 
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:03 AM   #4
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I would buy a hydrometer, airlock, bung and make your first batch. A pH meter would also be nice. You can find food safe plastic or glass to ferment and store in. The first few batces are about learning. I would steer away from a kit and make Jail Wine, Skeeter Pee or Dragon's blood. Understand what and more importantly why you are doing things.

Good luck!

Here is my start, investment of $3. I made 140 gallons from grapes this year.



 
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:48 AM   #5
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Maybe jm you can start also with a one gallon kit. If you live in the States look at Northern Brewer, they have their own small kits. If you're in Canada, my kits retailers in Montreal told me a few weeks ago that Mosti Mondiale came out with a few of them recently.

 
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:50 AM   #6
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I would buy a hydrometer, airlock, bung and make your first batch. A pH meter would also be nice. You can find food safe plastic or glass to ferment and store in. The first few batces are about learning. I would steer away from a kit and make Jail Wine, Skeeter Pee or Dragon's blood. Understand what and more importantly why you are doing things.

Good luck!

Here is my start, investment of $3. I made 140 gallons from grapes this year.

Look @JohnT , Welch's!!!!!!
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:25 PM   #7
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Actually this is a great way to get started if you.1,want to learn the process correctly and 2, have a better finished product it will also allow you know if you want to invest in the correct equipment for 5 or ,6 times the volume..any questions??
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:42 PM   #8
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Look @JohnT , Welch's!!!!!!


Welch's.. Why did it have to be Welch's??
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the problem as I see it is that the kit is concentrate, and balanced for the final wine once water is added. if you want to make one gallon batches, add the required water to 23liters and then split up the batch. keep the remaining juice cold and it should be okay for further use. Alos the yeast only needs to be one gram for a gallon batch. normally packet is 5 grams.

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Old 02-17-2017, 03:04 PM   #10
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These kits are designed so the juice in the pouch has a very high brix and very acidic pH.

This is what helps them last in the packet, and Void of oxygen.
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