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  1. tradowsk

    WineXpert cheap Merlot kit has little taste

    I bought a cheap 1 gallon WE Merlot kit over the summer to mess around with. I fermented with the included oak dust and BM4x4, and everything went smoothly. SG stabilized at 0.996 after about 2 months, so I did a quick 3-day cold crash in my fridge to speed the clearing and then added 1/4...
  2. tokenmathguy

    beginner question - right after primary fermentation

    We made wine for the first time about six weeks ago. We transferred the wine from the tall bucket to the carbouy for secondary fermentation. I was curious what it tasted like so I stole a bit and it was kind of sour. Is this normal? Too early? Spoiled?