Thanks for the tips. I also have this kit and about to start it fermenting.
When you say keep the Temperature up, do you mean within range or on the High side of the Instructions. The instruction say...flip...flip...65-75f. My basement is now fairly cold, so I have a brew box that is currently set at 73f. Let me know your thoughts.
A failure to follow instructions story: The first kit I made was Orange Muscat. Hmm two bags of juice, how interesting, pour them in. Then panic set in when the I measured the SG and it was way high. Call Store, store calls company. Add the yeast and wait. The yeast did take a while to get going, but it did ferment, it stopped a bit early, but the wine turned out ok. Now 1 year later, its definitely heading downhill, I need to drink up the last few bottles.