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    Old wine kit -What to do with this??

    I know a guy that bought a wine kit and some how forgot about it! He sold his house and was in the process of cleaning it out and found it! He estimated he had it for 5 or 6 years he thought he would try fermenting it, so he got new yeast to add to it when he opened the juice bag it was brown...
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    Old wine kit -What to do with this??

    This is my opinion! To make good tasting wine it takes time and fresh grape juice! If you use old grape juice you will get old tasting wine! It’s like taking a 12 year old steak out of your deep freeze and hoping it will taste good!
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    Bottle aging vs. carboy

    I have 2 different sizes of carboys 23 litre and 11.5, when my wine is ready to bottle I rack it from the 23 litre carboy in to 15 bottles and the rest goes into a 11.5 litre carboy to age for at lest 6 months along with the 15 bottles! After 6 months I will bottle the 11.5 litre carboy and...
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    Bottle aging vs. carboy

    One other thing that nobody mentioned between carboy versus bottle aging is that if you bottle your wine it will age faster then leaving it in the carboy! bigger volume in the carboy which takes more time to change its complexity, then in a smaller container like a bottle.
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    Wine did not clear

    OK, Thanks everyone for all your technical advice, sure is good to know you can get help when you need it.
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    Wine did not clear

    I guess I will let it sit for a while and then rack it to another carboy, should I be concerned about leaving it sit in the carboy with the sediment for long periods like 2 or 3 months at a time?
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    Wine did not clear

    Hi I made a vineco legacy valpolicella wine kit which I added the clearing agent, and it has been 3 weeks and it has not cleared, some sediment has dropped out of it, but when I hold a flash light up to it, I can not see through it, now I am wondering weather I should siphon it out into another...
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    Vineco Kenridge Founders Series Brunello

    robie Is this wine expert brunello kit the latest limeted edetion kit that was released a year ago? and how long have you been ageing it?
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    RJ Spagnols Recommendations?

    Dugger I guess I will have to straighten out this little Itallian, and let him know that my sources revealed that this is still avaliable. I asked him to order it with some other wine kits, I am not sure were he is making his orders.
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    Vineco Bent Grape kits

    I have never made any of those twisted mist kits, are these Bent grape kits, simalar to the niagra mist kits. I understand they are a 4 week kit, anything different about them?
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    RJ Spagnols Recommendations?

    Dugger I emailed rj spagnols to ask if it is avalible, I havent heard back from them yet, a freind gave me a bottle a while back, and my opinion on it was that it was one of the better tasting wines.
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    RJ Spagnols Recommendations?

    Dugger I just got back from a store where I asked him to order the BC meritage and he told me that he could not get it as they do not offer it.
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    RJ Spagnols Date code

    Thats great to hear everything worked out for you, the store owner I used to deal with would have told me to get out of her store.
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    Kenridge Limited Australian Mourvedre: Very high starting gravity

    Iam currently making this kit myself, and the starting sg was the same as dave stated. In the brocheur, which lists the limeted edition line up for 2010 it states that the australian mourvedre is 15 % alcohol.
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