Eclipse Kit volume

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  1. Sep 29, 2019 #1

    crushday

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    I noticed something new with the WE Eclipse Kits I started today, Nebbiolo and Shiraz. Both took almost 2 gallons of water to get to the 6 gallon mark on my fermentors. The box indicates that there is 4.75 gallons of juice provided which would require only 1 and 1/4 gallons of water. This leads me to believe that I have don't have 4.75 gallons of juice provided with the kit as the box indicates. I'm afraid now that I'll have a watery must.

    Has anyone else had this happen? Any suggestions?
     
  2. Sep 29, 2019 #2

    pillswoj

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    Eclipse kits count the volume of the skin pack in the 18 L (4.75 gal) The actual must is only 16 L
     
  3. Nov 10, 2019 at 3:44 AM #3

    Monty Knapp

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    Yes, I usually need to add ~2 gallons of water.
     
  4. Nov 10, 2019 at 5:20 AM #4

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    What was the brix/gravity reading?
     
  5. Nov 11, 2019 at 1:28 AM #5

    Monty Knapp

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    According to my records;
    One Super Tuscan had ~1.5 gallons of water added. It's SG was 1.1056. It produced 30 bottles at 15% ABV.
    The other Super Tuscan had 2 gallons of water added. It's SG was 1.1029. It produced 29 bottles at 15% ABV.
     

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