Tonight I am starting my WE Eclipse OVZ. I am splitting this batch into two 3-gallon buckets, dividing the skin pack in two as well, and ferment them separately. (I plan to mix everything together initially, wait 24 hours for some extra sugars to leach out of the skin packs, and then split into two batches.) I am fermenting these separately because the kit comes with the EC-1118 yeast, but I am substituting that with a BM4x4 and a RC-212. I wont be pitching until 24 hours later, though. I will be adding 8 oz. of Zante Currants to each skin bag, and plan to do an Extended Maceration. On that note, will I perform the EM separately as well? Or should I combine the two 3-gal batches after fermentation is complete, and run out the EM in a single bucket after that? For those of you with experience in splitting batches, am I on the right track? This is my first time in doing so, but have been bitten by the "Experimentation Bug" and I'm really looking forward to seeing the results. Also, the kit did not come with any oak "sawdust" for the primary (but has cubes for the secondary.) shall I add a little tannin up-front? If so, how much.