Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Lots of old Wine kits

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-11-2011, 03:29 PM   #1
ThatGuyRyan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Elmhurst, IL, IL
Posts: 637
Liked 12 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Lots of old Wine kits

Oh lucky day! Maybe... My mother in-laws company was working on a packaging project that is now finished so they get to keep or toss what they were working on. This is what showed up at my house last night. The boxes were all opened and the contents were played with and tested but the wine pouches themselves were not opened. Just measured and tested for impact and such. These have been in a warehouse for a while but I assume they are still good. The only big issue is that they were all just tossed back into boxes so I don’t know if all the contents in each box is for the kit on the box. I also have a good 20lbs of mix contents such as wood chips, berries, yeast and a bunch of clear liquid packs. I know I will replace all the yeast at least but do you think any of the other items would need to be replace. And what is with all the clear liquid packs. I never even thought about making wine before so I have a bunch of reading to do but and tips or advice beforehand would be appreciated.


__________________

shat happens

ThatGuyRyan is offline
16one94 Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-11-2011, 03:38 PM   #2
jbrookeiv
Beer Review Dude
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
jbrookeiv's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Posts: 1,343
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Dude! That's easily $500 worth of wine kits! Never made one, so I can't help you out, but that is a MAJOR score.

__________________

My Beer Review Blog: Beer Review Dude
My Craft Beer Social Network: Craft Beer Network

Quote:
Originally Posted by Homebrewtastic View Post
I think a more pertinent question is where is AB and Miller Coors getting all of their horse urine?
Primary: Belgian Pale Ale w. Brett | Saison | Mango Pulp Wine | Graff, 10 gal

Bottled / Kegged: Hopped Imperial Wheat | AK47 Pale Mild, BIAB | AHS 20th Anniv. IPA, No Chill | Apfelwein
Leftover IIPA, No Chill | All-Molasses Ale | BIAB Black IPA | BIAB Hoppy Stout | JAOM | RyePA
jbrookeiv is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-11-2011, 03:55 PM   #3
ThatGuyRyan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Elmhurst, IL, IL
Posts: 637
Liked 12 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I got a few more on another table also! It’s kind of freakish that she came across these since I just decided to barrel age some of my beer the other week and I got one barrel delivered last week and another hopefully arriving today! It’s like it was meant to be.

__________________

shat happens

ThatGuyRyan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-11-2011, 04:42 PM   #4
Dr_Gordon_Freeman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Black Mesa
Posts: 259
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

this is awesome. Just ditch the yeast and start making some wine!!!! You can taste/smell the juice first if you think it may have gone bad.

__________________
Dr_Gordon_Freeman is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-11-2011, 04:49 PM   #5
mmadmikes1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Washington ST
Posts: 239
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

color of juice will give it away if its bad. That is a lot of work coming

__________________
mmadmikes1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-11-2011, 04:55 PM   #6
mmadmikes1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Washington ST
Posts: 239
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

that is a lot of work

__________________
mmadmikes1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-11-2011, 07:24 PM   #7
Turnerdude1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 212
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

You might notice that the white wines are a bit darker due to the fact that they are so old...but should be ok...

__________________
Turnerdude1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-11-2011, 07:30 PM   #8
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 60,683
Liked 4359 Times on 3169 Posts
Likes Given: 848

Default

Holy cow- great score! I'd check the expiration dates on the yeast, and if expired get new packs of the same kind (wine yeast is CHEAP- like $.79/cents a pack!) and follow the instructions.

The juice should be in mylar or plastic packaging, and is vacuum sealed, so it should be fine!

The instructions for each kit are generally on the manufacturer's website, so if the ingredients/ instruction sheets got messed up, just follow the instructions downloaded from the website. If you need help, let me know- I've made most of the major manufacturer's kits and have a pretty good working knowledge of what's first, second, third, etc.

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-11-2011, 08:06 PM   #9
Bilbobaker
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: , OREGON
Posts: 16
Default

Too Cool.
What fun.

__________________
Bilbobaker is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-11-2011, 08:29 PM   #10
Randar
Damn right I got da brews
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Randar's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Wheeling, IL
Posts: 28,776
Liked 4594 Times on 4499 Posts
Likes Given: 2056

Default

Hey man, I am in the area if you need someone to take some of that off your hands! PM me if interested in unloading any of them...

Oh, and the clear liquid packs are usually the clarifiers.

__________________
He only likes his bearded sluts under Shecky's age... -Randar
Errr, that's where I have to correct you. My wife is older than shecky. -KCBrewer
...I like my beards on women. -KCBrewer

Mmm, hot and wet beef.-marubozo

Get rich or get sandy trying...-AZ_IPA

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ace_Club View Post
I feel like I may need to take a stroll around gen pop and say hi to my subjects.
Randar is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beyond Wine Kits? Picobrew Wine Making Forum 2 08-04-2009 12:01 AM
Wine Kits - or Kit Wine Where to purchase.... Yambor44 Wine Making Forum 11 03-02-2009 12:01 PM
wine kits...my oh my Thor the Mighty Wine Making Forum 13 05-24-2008 03:33 AM
Wine Kits Georgian Novice2 Wine Making Forum 2 07-30-2007 02:00 AM
Wine Kits kurtm Wine Making Forum 10 10-03-2005 09:08 PM