Today I'm starting this kit wine. The original SG was 1.040, so, I added 4 cups of Dextrose (corn sugar) and it has only risen to 1.056 Sg . I want at least 9% abv. Is there a problem with using Dextrose?
Good morning Donatelo!Today I'm starting this kit wine. The original SG was 1.040, so, I added 4 cups of Dextrose (corn sugar) and it has only risen to 1.056 Sg . I want at least 9% abv. Is there a problem with using Dextrose?
I went ahead and did the 6 gallons but added a peach juice .. welches I think) to primary and a little extra sugar to bump the ABV to 11%.Yes . it cleared beautifully. A little on the light side . 8.66% but the taste is really nice. I think that the 5 galloon idea would be best and if I do it again, I plan to do that.
Bet vac racking will help. Arne.Arne... thanks for the advice. It has been in a warm place for 3 weeks. It was in a cool place for 2 weeks then I moved to warm place. It’s been a total of 5 weeks since I added the fining agents and F-pack.
I figured I needed to rack off of the sediment.
I will rack tonight with my all in one pump and let it sit a while.
Lol. Looked more like beer drinkers. That’s funny. But so very kind of you.Glad you had a great run. I still have a few bottles, maybe two or three. The peach is a nice addition. Some workmen came to replace a leaning rotten power pole on my property ( afraid it would fall on the horse stalls). I gave them about 6 bottles. They looked more like beer drinkers though.
Yea I agree it’s nice to bump the kits up a little. I go for a 1.070-1.075 ABV. Usually. I just started the pomegranate one. Added 8 pounds of strawberries. I love strawberry wine. I have never added that much fruit to one so time will tell. The ABV was 1.074 before I added the last bag of strawberries (4 pounds). So I know it will actually be a little higher from the sugar in the berries. I’m excited about this one.I’ve made a lot of the Island Mist Kits and they are all really good if you like Sweet Fruity Wines. I order mine thru Label Peelers and I do the add on of grape juice concentrate and 2 pounds of sugar brings the SG up to 1.080. Also to improve the flavor and make it pop a little more I’ll add 2 ounces of extract to it like McCormricks extract or ill add real fruit chopped up like peaches, apples, blackberries whatever.