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  • Posted in thread: Merlot on 04-08-2011 at 02:48 PM
    What do they have in a wine kit, that I can't get on my own at my local wine supply store?To
    make a Merlot or something close.merlot recipes...Most wine kits have a bag that is a
    combination of juice ...

  • Posted in thread: Why is wine fermentation schedule different from beer? on 02-10-2011 at 02:46 AM
    Yooper. Have you tried the Limited Edition kits by Winexper?. I have been doing 2-3 of those a
    year for the last 10 years or so and love them. The whites are very drinkable after about 3
    months, but t...

  • Posted in thread: What to ignore in wine kit instructions? on 01-27-2011 at 01:28 AM
    MalFet, sounds like you've already figured out a lot. Follow the instructions except for the
    following: 1. degas more than the instructions call for, and be prepared to test for gas later
    (put a littl...

  • Posted in thread: Trying to make a Bordeaux (I'm new to wines) on 01-27-2011 at 01:09 AM
    Sorry, dude, but this is a GREAT wine forum. I've learned way more here than at the address you
    linked to.Wow. I'm guessing you've never spent any time on No one who had checked
    it out w...

  • Posted in thread: Trying to make a Bordeaux (I'm new to wines) on 01-26-2011 at 05:56 PM
    I think a kit is a good idea. There are literally dozens of kits you can consider. Anything
    that's a cab or merlot is a Bordeaux. If you want a Bordeaux blend, there are several, anything
    called cab-m...

  • Posted in thread: First wine kit. I have questions. on 10-23-2009 at 01:38 AM
    I don't know why they tell you to use metabisulfite for sanitizing. It's an option, but so are
    StarSan and such. The metabisulfite in the kit is for the stabilizing part of the instructions,
    so save i...

  • Posted in thread: Wine expert: Symphony and Luna Bianca on 08-18-2009 at 03:56 PM
    You'll note that the Luna is off-dry (possibly sweeter than you think) with heavy oak, and the
    Symphony is dry with no oak. I'd make the call based on how you like your wine. I haven't made
    either, bu...

  • Posted in thread: What dry yeast for a Chianti on 07-12-2009 at 01:14 AM
    Kit came with Premier Cuvee, is that appropriate for the style, or would something like
    Montrachet be a better fit?Anyone know anything about Vintner's Harvest Premium Wine Yeasts
    available at Northen...

  • Posted in thread: Confusion about steeping on 06-20-2009 at 03:45 AM
    When it comes to science, I yield to the Yoop. When it comes to experience, I can add this:
    Since I started steeping in less water, my beer tastes better.

  • Posted in thread: Coopers Real Ale - Violent Fermentation on 06-14-2009 at 04:44 PM
    Did you use Cooper's Dry Ale Yeast. That stuff is so violent it's R rated.