How large of a container are you fermenting it in? Most use a 7 1/2 gallon bucket, which would give plenty of room to add half the f-pack or some concentrate (usually comes in liter containers). I'd take some of the fermenting wine out into a clean container, mix the f-pack or concentrate in, then add it back to the fermenter.It has only been fermenting for 48 hours, I checked the gravity level before adding the yeast. I don’t want to disturb anything but might try adding 1/2 the flavor packet if you think that might give it a boost. If I added concentrate, would I have to take some of the wine out? And would I stir it in?
That's fine (to stir it in slowly, very slowly). I wish my grocery store had that!I believe the container is 7.5 gallons. This is my first time making wine and I am trying my best to follow the basic instructions, but didn’t realize the low alcohol content of this kit. I will run to the grocery store and buy a liter of 100% concentrate. Is it okay to stir it in? I have a nice layer of foam action going on and am not sure about disrupting it. I appreciate your advice!
I do 4 lbs of sugar ( that’s what’s in the bag ) and 1/2 the F pack.Yeah good decision, I’ve made a lot of the Orchard Breezin and Island Mist Kits, they’ve all tasted good to me. With those kits I add a 4 or 5 pound bag of sugar to some boiling water, dissolve it, let cool and add to primary fermentation. My wife likes the sweet wines so I don’t mess with the F pack
It would be hard to tell without a Hydrometer read on the first or second day but I’m guessing since these wines are usually 7-8%, by adding the juice and partial F pack you probably raised it 2 points to 10%. Just a guess.Day 14, I can’t wait to go home and complete the next step in process. Is it at all possible to figure out the alcohol content if I didn’t take a SG reading on day 3 when I added juice and part of the pack?