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    First wine kit turned out bitter

    Hi everyone... Its been a while but I wanted to let you know my wine ended up needing to age. We have learned to let the wines do their thing. I'm now on my 8th kit!!!! My best has been a Merlot! Thanks for everyones help!!!
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    Sediment during bottling

    Hi KC, Time was related to other pressing matters... I did look at several bottles and saw some had sediment. Using a highpower flashlight I could see after moving the bottles a little, the wine was not clear. Here you can see it is a lot of sediment in this bottle. So I decided to pour all the...
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    Sediment during bottling

    Hello everyone, sorry for the long time between replying...I appreciate all the comments and even the information DAWG posted. Not sure I'm at that stage yet, only on my 4th batch. I pretty sure I sucked in more sediment than I realized. My problem is I'm limited on time to open all the...
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    Sediment during bottling

    I agree! As I mentioned to Rocky, I was trying to rush and knew better. Thought I could get way with the racking cane until I saw the cap missing. I will rack to a new carboy from here on out! Thanks for your reply!
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    Sediment during bottling

    I didn't know if the sediment would taint the taste of the wine over time. This is definilty a hard leasson learned for me. I read the instructions over and over and yesterday was running short on time so I was in a bit of a rush and as John D just said, I should have racked off to another...
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    Sediment during bottling

    I'm fairly new to the home wine making process. Yesterday I bottled my 3rd kit, a malbec. Wine I got to the end of filling the bottles, I realized I forgot to put the small cap on the bottom of my suction tube and saw some sediment had been sucked up during the bottling process. Should I...
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    First wine kit turned out bitter

    My wife did add just a little to her glass and it was very nice. But I will probably will wait to see if aging helps. Thanks for the suggestion!
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    First wine kit turned out bitter

    Thank you for the feedback! Hopefully time will be the fix. I have another kit going now but this one is with skins. I'll see how that one turns out too. Thank you for your guidance!
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    First wine kit turned out bitter

    Hello everyone! I am new to home wine making and just completed my first kit. Today was to be bottleing day. I had cleand and sanitized everything diligently throughout the wine making process. When, I went to bottle it today, it was slightly bitter. I made a Wine Experts Vintners Cabernet...
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