Victim of the Invasion of the Avatar Snatchers
- Sep 19, 2013
- Reaction score
- near Milwaukee
Here are my notes from the last time I made SLD Merlot (old format). This turned out really well.i just picked up the reformulated SLD Merlot. I was surprised that it came with the EC1118. It’s been a little while since I started one of these, but could swear it came with RC212.
I haven’t yet started this kit. Thoughts on a yeast swap? And maybe the addition of some tannin in the primary?
Despite the last comment, the wine drank really well after a year or two.Used ICV-D254, sprinkled on top. Added 7.7 g FT Tannin Rouge. 60 g oak dust (from kit) into muslin bag with grape pack. SG before Grape Pack was 1.082, rising to 1.098 after two days. Added 2.5 g Tannin Riche Extra during bulk aging. Taste at bottling was very good, albeit a bit oakey/tanniny?