WineXpert Eclips Sauvignon blanc

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  1. Aug 12, 2018 #1

    petey

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    Haven’t done a kit in a while. But this one came with 2 pkg of yeast, k1-1116 and EC-1118. While i have used both of them , I’ve never used them together
    Should i pick one or just use both?
     
  2. Aug 13, 2018 #2

    Johnd

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    Personally, I’d just use one, the K1V-1116.
     
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    Boatboy24

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    Set the EC-1118 aside just incase the KV-1116 doesn't finish. But you can likely ignore it.
     
  4. Aug 13, 2018 #4

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    I think most Eclipse kits come with two yeast packets, a main yeast and back-up EC-1118. At least the 3 or 4 I have done did. Did the sauv blanc about 3 years ago, it came out very good.
     
  5. Aug 13, 2018 #5

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    Okay thanks. The K1-1116 it is
     
  6. Aug 24, 2018 #6

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    Anyone know how this Eclipse kit compares to the RJS South African top end kit? Also with age do these kits lose their tartness?

    I had friends do a blind taste test comparing a mid-priced SB (Grand Cru) to Selection kit a few years ago. The mid priced kit won in blind test tests as it was a light, refreshing summer drink. I'm trying to decide whether to do mid-priced kits and plan on drinking early so it stays tart or to try and get the best of both with a high end kit e.g. very fruity but still tart.

    I feel good about my reds but have not matched a white to our preferences yet. Any thoughts that may be helpful?
     

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