- Jul 11, 2017
- Reaction score
- Springfield IL
I bought the kit from a local shop. "WinExpert Vintners Reserve". They are out of Ontario, Canada.Ed is correct that a SG of 0.990 is as about as low as it is gonna get. I have never had one ferment that low; mine generally finish at 0.992-0.994.
Your ABV is about 13%, given your starting and ending numbers.
And what kind of kit was this?
That is a fine kit to get started with. However, these 10 liter kits don't have much in the way of dissolved solids. They tend to taste a bit thin, lacking body (but not alcohol). You may be happier with a kit that includes more juice and a "grapeskin pack." More expensive, however.I bought the kit from a local shop. "WinExpert Vintners Reserve". They are out of Ontario, Canada.
Just checked the price at the shop and he is charging $72.00.
Meant Literally. To allow it to mature over time. It’s wine. There’s a reason the vast majority of bottles on the shelf at the store are at least 2yrs old.Bottled the Cab a couple days ago. Final hydrometer reading was a little more than 0.990. But, it doesn't seem to have much "body". In fact, I think it may taste a bit sour. Other people have told me to "AGE" it a few years.