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Posted in thread: Aging kit past 6 months on 12-03-2013 at 07:37 PM
gyhcat - kit wines are quite straightford to make so it's best to not make things too
complicated. These kits are all prebalanced and shouldn't really need any testing. Make the
kits as per instructio...
Posted in thread: Wine suggestions for a wedding on 12-02-2013 at 04:01 PM
My suggestion for a backup white would be the WE Selection Luna Bianca, which I think would be
close to he Pacific Quartet. For a red, I would suggest a blend rather than a varietal, and
Posted in thread: Aging kit past 6 months on 12-02-2013 at 03:51 PM
The short answer is yes, the 1/4 tsp addition will suffice for aging your kit wine that long.
Additional additions come into play when you do long term carboy aging with rackings that
introduce the po...
Posted in thread: Eclipse New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc on 11-29-2013 at 05:23 PM
A few years ago I spent a month at a winery just outside of Kerikeri - the Bay of Islands is an
absolutely beautiful area.
Posted in thread: Exlipse Lodi Cab & OVZ on 11-26-2013 at 08:44 PM
I had made the WE Estate Series LOVZ a few years ago and it was quite disappointing for a long
time but after about 3 1/2 years it finally turned into a very good wine, so patience can be
Posted in thread: First wine kit. on 11-01-2013 at 02:28 PM
Whichever method you decide to use for degassing, try to get the temperature of the wine up to
about 75* F - the CO2 comes out much easier at that temp than a colder one.
Posted in thread: Whats your favorite wine? Commercial or homeade. on 10-18-2013 at 07:55 AM
I've had the Inniskillin Riesling ice wine and it was very good; a decadent way to finish off a
special meal dessert!
Posted in thread: Understanding Kits on 10-08-2013 at 07:53 PM
The " juice" in kits is comprised of grape juice and grape juice concentrate. The concentrate
is necessary to preserve the " juice" while it sits on the shelf and also reduces the kit
volume for shipp...
Posted in thread: Filtering before bulk aging on 09-26-2013 at 12:14 PM
If this is a non-kit wine (and some higher end red kit wines) it may drop out sediment while
bulk aging, so filtering would be preferable after bulk aging just before bottling, IMO.
Posted in thread: Initial top up on 09-25-2013 at 06:27 AM
Most kits are comprised of grape juice and grape juice concentrate. You need to top up with
water to reconstitute the concentrate portion. The concentrate, with its high sugar content, is