Adding sugar and raisins

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RJBanks

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Just picked up a RJ Spagnols Grand Cru Pinot Noir. The shop owner suggested I add 2 cups of sugar in order to up the level past 12%.

Also heard by some people that this kit lacks body. Would this be one to add some raisins to for body? If so what about the suggested 2 cups of sugar?

Any other suggestions regarding this kit is appreciated.
 

Green Mountains

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Didn't you just say the same in another thread......

or is this Deja Vu all over again?
 

Tom

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Yep he did. Guess he wanted a different answer. :d

RJ your 1st post was in the right forum. I would not add sugar UNLESS you have made this kit before. Why do you want to "tinker" with it if YOU have not made the kit yet? Everyones "Taste" is different so follow the directions if this is your 1st Pinot from that Co. Once you make it then you might want to "tinker" to your "taste"
Do you have refined taste buds?
 

RJBanks

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Sorry for the double post......Wasn't sure where to go with this.
 

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I agree with Tom. We see quite often in here, not just with kits, but with tried and true recipes also, where the user wants to start tweaking it without even trying the recipe first. A couple weeks down the road they are back in here asking what went wrong.

Follow the directions to a Tee the first time. If you really think it has a justifiable reason to be changed without trying than ask first.

I think the response is going to be the same.

You already have the recipe. Follow it. If you want to make it up on your own, there are those who will help.

Do it the way you were told the first time. We will help you experiment tommorrow.

Troy
 
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