WineXpert Extended Maceration WineXpert Lodi Ranch11 Cab Kit

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  1. Aug 25, 2019 #21

    FunkedOut

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    I’ve found in my very limited experience that the skin packs have a lot of sugar. Those packs are like skins, seeds, stems and sugar syrup or juice concentrate.

    Perhaps you could use the skin packs and add your grapes to avoid having a much lower SG?
    Or try adding your grapes first and then add enough of the skin pack to raise the gravity?
     
  2. Aug 25, 2019 #22

    Greg Teegarden

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    Don’t want to add the skin pack as I’m trying to see how my own home grown grapes added as a substitute change the wine’s flavor profile. As of last weekend my grapes have a brix reading of about 20. Figure by the first week or so of next month they’ll be in the 25 range, ready to harvest. I’ll have to take a hydrometer reading before I pitch to ensure I have enough sugar in the must.
     

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