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  1. StreetGlide

    Sanitizing Bottles What do you use (Poll)

    This is what I do. Not saying it’s the best or even right for that matter, but it’s worked. Everything gets washed in One Step or Oxy (No scent). Bottles and fermenters always get sanatozed with Kneta. Fermenters pour half a cup of solution in seal it for 15 mins or longer and let the vapors do...
  2. StreetGlide

    RJS Cru International- Buyer Beware

    All that being said, for anyone wanting a very good fair priced kit, that has given fairly consistent results then I still believe the Cru Intl series is a great bang for the buck and will miss them when they are rebranded. I’ve made the Nebbiolo “style” 2x, The Zinfandel “style”, The Syrah...
  3. StreetGlide

    Starting another RJS En Primeur Super Tuscan (18L kit) -- Question on contents

    Just opened a bottle of this wine at 14 months old. I made a double of it last year. Used 4x4, FT Rouge. Sat in oak barrels 4 months. Used a very small amount TRE (.1g per gal) about 2 months before bottling. I am very pleased with this wine and think it will get better.
  4. StreetGlide

    Starting another RJS En Primeur Super Tuscan (18L kit) -- Question on contents

    RJS EP Kits all contain 2 grape skin packs. As far as the oak I’m pretty sure it’s 2 packs though I know I added more and tannins when I did this kit last year. I did 2 together that are about the 1 yr point. Sampled one bottle. Very good but definitely needs more time.
  5. StreetGlide

    WineXpert kit goof?

    Yup exact same spot on my 2.
  6. StreetGlide

    WineXpert Private Reserve Fiero Kit Started

    I honestly can not give you one negative. I love the ones I have. Right now I have 2 Cru Intl Nebbiolo kits in my 15.9g, a Fiero one of my 7.9g and a EP Aus Cab/Shiraz in the other. All going through 8 week EM and I don’t have a worry with them in there.
  7. StreetGlide

    Meglioli Wine Kits??

    I also bought them from HBO last year. They are not listed this year and I’m guessing they won’t be.
  8. StreetGlide

    Meglioli Wine Kits??

    Can anyone tell me where is the best place to order Meglioli kits? Did the Finger Lakes Riesling last year and it’s a favorite amongst the friends that are Riesling drinkers. I’d like to do that and a few others from the line.
  9. StreetGlide

    Shipping Kits (Label Peelers)

    Ordered a Kit from SHB for a Christmas present last year. Never was told that the item was not in stock but had to be ordered. Did not get to me until we’ll after Christmas
  10. StreetGlide

    Shipping Kits (Label Peelers)

    Looks like for WE Kits LP is by far the best price to get them to me in Pa.
  11. StreetGlide

    WineXpert Private Reserve Fiero Kit Started

    A 7.9 Gal Spiedel fermenter is some of the best money I’ve spent doing kits. I see you can get them a bit cheaper then the $99 I paid. I have 2 7.9g and one 15g that I used for double kits and crushed grapes. For EM they are just great.
  12. StreetGlide

    Best wine making kit

    My .02. Like others said it comes down to time and investment, and what you like. The bigger reds like Cab Sauv, Zin, Syrah etc I don’t think your going to get “the best“ quality in anything but big kits with skins and aged a minimum of 18-24 months. I tried a RJS Red Trio that was about a year...
  13. StreetGlide

    WineXpert Private Reserve Fiero Kit Started

    Just put this one together. I opted to use BM 4x4 in place of the RC212. I had them both on hand, just like the BM 4x4 better. I did add 60g of French Med T chips and 6g of FT Rouge. Plan on a 6 week EM And barrel aging for at least 4 months. Not in any rush.
  14. StreetGlide

    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    Would you recommend leaving them out all together? I was going to use Granny Smith green apples.
  15. StreetGlide

    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    I also think using fresh fruit could only help. I’ll be doing this later today.
  16. StreetGlide

    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    Thank you
  17. StreetGlide

    Other Tweeking Cheap Kits

    Joe I got asked to make an apple Island Mist kit. Was going to use some fresh apples and simple syrup to raise the abv some. What are your recommendations? Thank you.
  18. StreetGlide

    WineXpert Private Reserve Fiero Kit Started

    Just placed an order for this. Might have to buy another Spiedel instead of waiting for one to open up...lol
  19. StreetGlide

    RJS EP Red Trio

    Bought a bottle of this up from the cellar last night. About a year old. Been in the bottle 2 months. Absolutely impressed with this bottle of wine. Swapped yeast to BM 4x4, used FT Rouge, 7week EM, Barrel aged 4 months and used a bit of tannin complex. Seems like a lot but all very minor tweaks...
  20. StreetGlide

    Master Vinter Sommelier Select Made by MM??

    I’m sure this has already been discussed. Opened up a SS Old Vine Cab and included was a mosti pack of yeast nutrient. I guess MV contracted MM to put their kits in a MV kit? I’m not disappointed as the few MM kits I’ve done have Been very good.
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