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Old 03-11-2011, 04:29 PM   #1
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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 donít 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.




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Old 03-11-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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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.


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Old 03-11-2011, 04:55 PM   #3
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I got a few more on another table also! Itís 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! Itís like it was meant to be.

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Old 03-11-2011, 05:42 PM   #4
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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.
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color of juice will give it away if its bad. That is a lot of work coming
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that is a lot of work
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You might notice that the white wines are a bit darker due to the fact that they are so old...but should be ok...
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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.
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Too Cool.
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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.


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