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Discussion in 'Kit Winemaking' started by Mike Parisi, Jan 24, 2020.
Phase 2 ...................
No skins or oak in that kit? Is that why you added the syrup, currants, and oak? Nope, on cl;oser inspection, I see they did include oak --granules, or chips? My kit had skins and 2 packets of oak granules. Also 2 packs of oak cubes to add after fermentation is over.
Nope, not going to overthink it. Will just follow directions.
SG down to 1.008 today.
I think that each kit has its tools to construct it's end.
That's were the taste profile comes in.
Was yours a higher end kit, can so the process still remains the same.
Yes, I got the high end, WE Eclipse, 18L concentrate, with skins
My nib kit is very rich and has good depth in structure I'll let you know when the Hammoton wine contest comes around this March.
Day #9 -- SG reading has been 1.000 yesterday and again today. Instructions had said leave cover loose, stir and punch down skins daily. But today, after no SG change, I locked down the lid and added the airlock. The instructions also sat fermentation takes around 14 days.
Instructions also say leave in the primary fermenter until SG <.996. But if I don't see any bubbling by tomorrow, should I go ahead and rack into the carboy?
Well, that went well --- NOT. The airlock was loose in the grommet. So I pushed it down more and it pushed the grommet right out of the hole -- and into the wine. Where it promptly sank. So I put the lid back on loosely with a cup over the hole.
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