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Old 11-19-2008, 03:40 AM   #1
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What kind of ABV do you guys get with a regular joe wine kit?

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Old 11-19-2008, 03:47 AM   #2
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Is that like the kind of beer in a "Joe Six Pack?"

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It varies widely, mostly based on the style of wine the kit is emulating. You'll see about 10-14% on average.

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Can you boost that % with a trick such as a little more sugar at brew time?

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Can you boost that % with a trick such as a little more sugar at brew time?
It's not recommended, since the kits are balanced between tannins/body/acidity and alcohol percentage.

Also, typically the lower end kits are ready to drink earlier and higher alcohol would require more time to be good (the "green" taste of beer).
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