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Old 11-08-2010, 01:55 PM   #1
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Hey everyone

got some homebrew equipment from a friend who was cleaning out his basement. Went up to the local homebrew store on saturday and got an island mist blueberry pinot noir kit and some sanitizer.

Will I be ok, using the 6.5 gallon bucket with the spigot or my 6 gallon carboy for the primary fermentor should i use that or the carboy for primary or should i go buy a bigger 7.5 gallon bucket or the 6.5 carboy?

thanks for the help!

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Old 11-08-2010, 04:20 PM   #2
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6.5 gallon bucket will be close, but for a kit wine you should be OK. If you want to do a high end kit with grapes or a fruit wine, that will be way to small.

6 gallon carboy for secondary and aging is perfect.

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Old 11-08-2010, 05:21 PM   #3
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I'm going to be doing an island mist kit

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Well I just finished mixing up the kit! I followed the directions to the letter. Just Waiting for the temp to go down 5 degrees it was sitting at 80 degrees when I tested so covered and i will let it sit for a couple hours and check temp then pitch the yeast when it goes down to between 65 and 75 and cover

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Good thing about Island Mist kits is that you can drink them within a month of bottling!!!

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Old 11-10-2010, 05:00 PM   #6
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Wine yeast don't need low temps.

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