Crystallized F-Pack

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gvhorwitz

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Hello

When making my "orchard breezin' cranberry craze kit", I noticed when pulling the F pack out of the box that it had crystallized quite a bit.

Is this normal? If it's okay, what should I do to bring it to the state that I want when it's time to add it to the wine?
 

sour_grapes

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I don't have any direct experience, but I would try gently heating it in a pot of very warm water. Otherwise, I would just cut the package open and use a rubber spatula to get it all into the wine.
 

gvhorwitz

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Thank you. That makes sense. I wonder if it a common thing. This is only my second wine.
 

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Check the date on the wine kit. And if it's past the use by date - did you get it for a special price or just keep it too long. Most products these days are good well past the use by date but.... in this case unless the f-pack quickly re-disolves in the warm water bath - go to plan B and contact the vendor.

BUT check the kit date first. If you just purchased it it sounds like someone let it set way too long on their shelf.
 
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