Just pitched yeast on another dragons blood. It's like.. 5 or 6..or 7 gallons and the OG is... Like 1.070 to 1080? The only downfall of drinking wine while making wine is that you sometimes end up with a different product than you expected. [emoji23]
I'll be honest, I'd probably return it.
If it's old or on its way out, it'd be a shame to go through the whole process of making wine, and getting invested in this particular kit, just to have it spoil when you're finished. There's nothing more disappointing than when your hard work doesn't pan...
A 6 gallon fontana Malbec (and Cabernet kit) made to 5 gallons
10 oz of dried currants added to primary
1 TBSP of Wine Tannin added to primary
1 cup of Fr Oak added to Primary
10 oz of Blackberries added to Primary
Red Star Premier Rouge Yeast pitched at roughly 72 degrees F.
I went with two fontana kits. Malbec and Cabernet style.
For both of them, I tweaked by adding roughly 1 cup of currants and 8oz of blackberries in primary and tweaking down to 5 gallons. The Malbec is a little more drinkable after heavy decanting, but it's still only 'okay'. Most of my $8...
I'll be honest, I've tweaked a few of these cheap kits and they're just not turning out great. Should I give them more time? They're already 7 months old and I'm not crazy about them.
When do you normally taste your tweaked kits and think they're awesome?
Perhaps I could have asked it better but the root of my question was really along the lines of - did you choose this yeast for a set minor of reasons (like it just felt right) and then stuck with it when it produced wine you enjoyed?
@sour_grapes - Thank you for seeing and answering the root of...