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  1. Feb 11, 2019 #1

    touchtoomuch

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    I'm about to start making wine again after quite a few years (7 years approx) and can't remember quite a few things. So, I may be asking a lot of questions. First of all,. Should I replace all of my cleaning powder, tannins, yeast nutrient, capden tabs, etc? Also, should a person change the PH of of a wine kit?
     
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    NorCal

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    Welcoming me back! It takes a lot of time, money and effort to make a good wine. I don’t chance it, I toss my stuff after a year. A good wine kit is paint by numbers, you shouldn’t have to change a thing.
     
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    Your chemicals will only last about a year, so those should be replaced.
     
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    regarding ph of wine kit. I would not prefermentation, however I would do taste tests and bench trials once wine is clear and stable. these bench trials should strive to balance the wine. I have used sugar syrup to do so without creating a sweet wine but improving the taste profile. acid trials could also be done. these are taste test not measurements for a specific number but an attempt to find a pleasant balanced wine.
     

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