Quantcast

RJ Spagnols Cellar Classic Vidal Ice Wine

Wine Making Talk

Help Support Wine Making Talk:

mainecr

Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2008
Messages
90
Reaction score
2
Finally got back from vacation...and got to start my kit. Starting SG was 1.112. Zowee.....
Hope to see the 1118 kicking some serious grape juice butt tomorrow after work. I'll keep in touch....
 

Runningwolf

Super Moderator
WMT Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Mar 1, 2009
Messages
20,304
Reaction score
2,199
Anxious for you keeping us posted as I am looking at doing this kit in the spring.
 

mainecr

Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2008
Messages
90
Reaction score
2
I'll keep a running play by play.
Got to start collecting 375ML bottles....
 

Wade E

Premium
Joined
Jul 3, 2006
Messages
33,224
Reaction score
269
Should be a good 1, those 375 are hard to get free unless you live near a winery that sells them and as wine tastings.
 

mainecr

Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2008
Messages
90
Reaction score
2
The pro of living in a state with bottle deposit is being able to buy bottles from the returnable store for .20 each. I've seen many 375 ml bottles. I just need to pick them up.

Fermentation is starting slowly...hopelly strong fermentation tomorrow...
 

vvolf34

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 2, 2009
Messages
200
Reaction score
0
I am so jealous!! .20 for a bottle!! Wow. I would like to know how this kit goes to as I did the Wine Expert Ice Wine kit. I am thinking about getting the RJS as they seem to have better juice! I have not tried the W/E kit it is still bulk aging. Should start the RJS one soon for a taste comparison.
 

mainecr

Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2008
Messages
90
Reaction score
2
Fermentation very slow. Must was only 63 degrees...buy the furnace. I stopped on the way home from work and picked up a brew belt. Hopefully the yeast buddies will like the heating blanket....they surely do not like the basement.
 

mainecr

Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2008
Messages
90
Reaction score
2
Brew belt works like a charm. The must is at 78degrees. The batch is bubbling away. SG at 1.05 this AM. Smells wonderful...
 

Chateau Joe

Snowbelt Fermenter
Joined
Jan 21, 2009
Messages
409
Reaction score
11
WOW! .20 cents a bottle is a great piece! I pay $1.35 for mine.

Good luck with your kit. I made their red ice wine kit and it was excellent.
 

Latest posts

Top