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jdeere5220

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Bottled this one yesterday. I added 5 1/2 cups sugar at the start, for an initial SG of 1.070 or ~9.5% ABV. Added F-pack per instructions.

While bottling we had a couple sample (bottles!), and everyone agrees this is one terrific tasting sweet summer wine! I highly recommend it, unless you aren't into having giggling women telling you how awesome your homemade wine is :D
 

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I have that one in the carboy now .I love pomegranate so I hope I like this wine also .
 

ashappar

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I have this one in a carboy too, except I didnt up the SG.
Its definitely dark and smells great.
 

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I made the Mist pom/zin kit this spring. Overall, I've enjoyed it very much. I bumped the alcohol to 10%. My only regret was using all of the F-pack. Next time, I'd leave out about 25%. It's almost too sweet/syruppy. I like it much better when mixed 50/50 with 7up.
 

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Alot of people like to use 1/2 the f-pack up front in the primary, and the rest at the clearing stage.. I've done this numerous times on the red mist kits with very good results..
 

jdeere5220

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Just wanted to post an opinion. We have now made each of the W.E. Red Island Mist kits. Our favorite is the Pom Zin. A close second is the Wildberry Shiraz. For both kits, we added 6 cups of sugar and 1/3 of the F-pack at the outset, leaving 2/3 of the F-pack for back-sweetening.

These kits make really terrific summer wine-cooler type drinks. Everyone really likes them and tells us we should be selling our wine!

Best of luck to everyone!
 

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