So, I have my 7 gallon Fermonster and will receive my kit in the next day or two. Planning to experiment with an extended maceration on this one. Will do a total of six weeks on the skins, then rack and dose with Kmeta. Modifications otherwise will be fairly limited: * skipping the sorbate. * will drop both packets of RC212 yeast into the primary. * going to leave the skins loose, along with a healthy cup of raisins and some tannin FT Rouge. This kit comes with a good amount of oak. Powder for the primary (Hungarian medium, I believe) and cubes for aging. Any thoughts on dropping all the oak all at once? I'm thinking not. I made this kit a couple years ago and still have a decent cache of it left. It will be interesting to compare them. As always, any suggestions are appreciated.