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I would like to try GRE but can't find it locally.
MoreWine has it, but it'll probably cost you $6-7 shipping (if you're in the US). Any chance you need nutrient, KMeta, shrink caps, etc?
 

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By the time I get around to making this all of you will have made yours and reported back with the results...... :)
 

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I started the Cab Sauv Rose last night. I'm not planning any tweaks other than skipping sorbate and bulk aging, since this is my first Passport Series kit. SG was 1.086 @ 72F, so pitched the EC 1118. There is already a small cap forming this morning :db
 

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My Rose hit a SG of 1.010 last night, so racked over into a carboy to finish under airlock. I haven't tried a taste of it yet, but it (and the rest of my basement) smells like ripe strawberries. I'm very excited for this one.
 

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I have Rhone 4600 on the way for the Cab Rose. I opted to use it opposed to GRE. Will keep everyone posted as this is the first time using this yeast.
 

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Decided ultimately to go with GRE on this one. I will try W15 on the Blanc de Noir.
 

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Here you go! The left is Cab Sauv Rose finishing its fermentation, middle is Vermentino (bulk aging), and right is Bravado (bulk aging).

Edit: Website doesn't like me posting the picture so here is an external: http://imgur.com/3uWAhtK
 
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I know this isn't the place to ask this, but I didn't want to start a new thread just for this. My cheap Chinese ph pen broke so I bought a new Milwaukee MW101 pH meter. I just calibrated it but I forgot to buy any storage solution. Will this be a problem to store it dry for few days or should I store it in water or buffer solution?
 

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Won't hurt to store it dry for a few days or you can store it in the 4.01 Buffer solution.

I know this isn't the place to ask this, but I didn't want to start a new thread just for this. My cheap Chinese ph pen broke so I bought a new Milwaukee MW101 pH meter. I just calibrated it but I forgot to buy any storage solution. Will this be a problem to store it dry for few days or should I store it in water or buffer solution?
 

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Thanks for the quick reply Mike. I'll use 4.01 until I can get some storage solution.
 

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Has anyone had their Kookaburra kit shipped yet? The Vineco website says March. I'm not nearly ready to start it yet, but I saved a space on my shelf next to a Zinfandel kit. I want it there so I can argue with myself about which to start first!
 

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Steve, I just started mine tonight.

I'm not making mine to spec though. I swapped out the yeast and replaced with RC-212. Also added black cherries and blackberries to the grape skin pack.

Also reduced the water, and brought the primary level to 21L.

I'm really excited about this kit.
 

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Steve, I just started mine tonight.

I'm not making mine to spec though. I swapped out the yeast and replaced with RC-212. Also added black cherries and blackberries to the grape skin pack.

Also reduced the water, and brought the primary level to 21L.

I'm really excited about this kit.
I just called FVW, and their shipment did not come in yet but will hopefully come in this week. Did the Kookaburra kit come with EC-1118? If so, I have an extra pack of BM4x4 I could use on this kit.
 

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Steve,

The kit came with Lalvin EC-1118 yeast.

The kit also came with 16L of juice, Grape skin pack, 2 packages of oak chips, bentonite, k-meta, sorbate, 2 packs of chitosan and 2 packs of kiesosol.

The developers must think that there will be a great deal of lees / sediment; I don't plan on using the clarifiers unless I need to.
 
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