Hmmm.... wish I could say I spent only $70. I paid $245 for two, 4 week, 6 gallon kits - it came with a bucket, corks, hydrometer, etc.
Its fermenting nicely now in my Blichmann 14.5 conical. It smells much better now. Maybe there is hope? This Pinot Noir did not come with oakchips, which I was surprised to see? Do you think it would come out better if I add some to the secondary?