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try to ferment in cool area ith ambient about 60-65deg F. helps keep in aromatics. first let it start and normal temp then cool down to desired temp will take longer to ferment but it will be better wine.
 

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Anyone do any mods on this one or just let it rip? It’ll be a few weeks before I can start it due to carboy space.

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I'm actually starting this same kit either Sunday or early next week. I'm planning on fermenting it at 60 degrees ambient temp. I'll also be starting a Eclipse Marlborough Sauv Blanc, an En Primeur Pinot Grigio and my recently purchased CC Amarone (I read somewhere to ferment the Amarone at a lower temp). Looking for ideas also if anyone wants to pass them on...
 

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The Sauvignon Blanc is pretty excellent by simply following the instructions (but excluding the EC-1118). Some suggest adding a little grapefruit zest to the secondary, or tartaric acid to give it a bit more zing.
 

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If you can get colder then 60 go for it, currently doing a Gerwurtz, 24hrs at 72 to let the yeast start then racked to carboy and into the cellar at 50. It has been chugging away for 4 weeks a bubble every minute or so. Will check sg this weekend but suspect 2-3 more weeks to ferment dry.
 

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try to ferment in cool area ith ambient about 60-65deg F. helps keep in aromatics. first let it start and normal temp then cool down to desired temp will take longer to ferment but it will be better wine.
I just opened up my kit - comes with K1V-1116 - is there a better yeast choice?
 

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I just opened up my kit - comes with K1V-1116 - is there a better yeast choice?
When I've made it, I use the K1V and leave out the EC1118. I do like QA23 though, and have used it on other white wines.
 

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Boatboy24, how is the Riesling coming along? I’m a huge Riesling fan and was thinking about ordering this kit soon. Being still winter it be a perfect time to start this kit.
 

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Boatboy24, how is the Riesling coming along? I’m a huge Riesling fan and was thinking about ordering this kit soon. Being still winter it be a perfect time to start this kit.
Haven't started it yet. I've got some carboys to empty first.
 
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