- Oct 17, 2019
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I use the rounded end, not the pointed one.
Guess there's something for everybody. The church key I keep in the winery is smaller than average so the rounded end doesn't reach far enough toward the center to give proper leverage. The pointed end doesn't puncture the cap, it just provides more leverage. Both ends probably work fine on a larger opener.I use the rounded end, not the pointed one.
My older primaries are tall and relatively narrow, which made pouring the bag more difficult. The newest one is wider -- I put it on the floor and hold the mouth of the bag over it as I pop the top. Then I carefully pour the bag contents slowly, raising the back of the bag as I go. This requires a bit of practice, but it's possible to pour the bag without spilling a drop.the bigger problem might be to pour the juice without it splashing all over the place.
I agree but it would be so much easier if they prepared a hole in the top that you could slip the spout through that would actually hold the bag in place. When I (rarely) use a kit I do tape the flaps closed but am always very anxious that the weight of the juice will result in the bag shifting and so a major loss of the juice as it ends up on the floorEasy to pour without spilling if you leave the bag in the box, tape the flaps closed around the spout
I saw this on line, but have not seen the semicircle cutout on my RJS wine kits. Am I missing something? I'm so far not too good at pouring the juice in.You people realize that the cardboard box that the kit comes in is designed to hold the neck of the floppy bag, right? You "capture" the neck in a semicircular cutout in the cardboard.
I must admit that I have never done an RJS kit. I am guilty of overgeneralizing. I have seen them on Winexpert kits, Cellar Craft kits, and Master Vintner kits.
Some kits have the cut out, some don't. Just make your own. Cut out parts of the flap on the box, close them around the spout, use tape to keep the flaps closed, easily pour the concentrate into your fermenter
I don't believe you've missed anything.