Need help quick - Chemicals, Additives (whatever)

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  1. May 17, 2019 at 10:59 PM #1

    hollandnigel

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    Sorry for the urgent post,
    I have a grape vine, no idea what variety....

    Anyway, I purchased a 'Bigger Jugs' kit online, but it's for a concentrate!

    I have real grapes,

    Reason for the urgency is I live abroad, and have family driving over next week, and it's the cheapest way to get the bits.

    I did find what I needed last year, but can't find the list now, so any help will be greatly appreciated!!!

    Thanks again
     
  2. May 17, 2019 at 11:05 PM #2

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    Maybe make it a bit clearer what you are looking for. I am pretty dense and can't figure out what you are looking for. Saw the title of the post, probably need some nutrient, k-meta (campden tablets) maybe some acid, some yeast, looks like you have fermenting vessels, if you don't have one, a hydrometer tells you where you are in the ferment and can tell how much alcohol the yeast is making. I guess anything else just ask, I am sure others will chime in. Arne.
     
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    I want to make a couple of bottles of wine for family at Christmas.
     
  5. May 17, 2019 at 11:27 PM #5

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    I have posted a link to a pack of 3 Youngs' products, but it's being held for review
     
  6. May 18, 2019 at 11:52 PM #6

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    For a couple of bottles, I’d hand destem and crush into a food safe and very clean container. Find 1118 yeast, hydrate and pitch it. Punch down a few times a day until fermentation is done (taste the juice until it’s not sweet). Use a cheese cloth to extract the juice. Add 50ppm SO2 (I can figure out grams if you want) and let it settle for a day. Bottle and let it sit for 4 months and then carefully pour out into another bottle, SO2 again and let it sit for a year.
     
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