I've not made this kit though I have done an RJ Spagnols Pinot Noir. Was good at 6 mos. great after 12.Anyone made this kit before? Any feedback on it?
Also, a general Sterilization Question (which probably should be in a different thread), but any issues with using C-brite for sanitizing the gear?
You probably had an infection issue with that batch if you had a congealed mass that you could push under the surface.Did you get Selection International Chilean Piot?
I got this one for my first ever batch this year. I have to tell you that after 6 months in the bottle it is terrible. Not sure if there was error on my part or if the kit was bad but I don't plan on drinking this. Seems flavorless and has a bad aftertaste. Watered down maybe?
It gets a little better after letting it air out. Smells like a Pinot though.
The wine had lots of foam in the secondary when I de-gassed. The foam never went away and I had this gross congealed mass on top of the wine until I bottled it. I pushed with a spoon and it sank.
The date code says it was made at the very end of 2008. Maybe try a newer batch.
I have made many beers in the past and had only one go bad. My first batch of wine and I get bad results.
Luckily the Gewurztraminer I made is excellent so that should tide me over for a while.
Also have the Stags Leap Merlot bottled as of 1 month ago.