Originally Posted by SnidelyWhiplash
bump. do people make great wines with kits from homebrew stores? or do anything to make it better?
I saw northern brewer has a wine making for homebrewers kit with the extra stuff you need.
I think you are referring to a starter kit, includes a primary fermenter, carboy, racking hoses.
Then there is a wine kit that has the juice concentrate and other ingredients. I've done a few of the lower dollar kits. I've enjoyed the whites I've made. For the reds, I cut back on the water addition and made it 5 gallons for more body.
The higher dollar kits come with more juice, you don't need to add as much water. These kits made a better red wine.
This time of year, there should be fresh juice available. Fresh juice is how I've made most of my wines, the best so far.