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Old 04-19-2012, 11:35 PM   #1
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My first batch of kit wine has been underway since the start of the month (19 days now), and I thought I'd follow Jack's Extended Kit instructions. One thing he didn't list was the use of bentonite before pitching yeast, even though a packet was included and listed in the included kit instructions. So I left it out. Did I make a mistake?

The kit I am doing is the Reserve du Chateau Amarone, though I hold out no hope that it will be anything like a true Amarone, given that it didn't have a raisin pack and the SG was a mere 1.080, leading to an ~11% wine (whereas true amarones are 14%+). I sure wish I would've researched enough beforehand to know that it wasn't actually an all-juice kit, but rather a concentrate kit that had been reconstituted beforehand, but them's the breaks. I won't re-purchase this particular kit, I suspect.

Anyhow, my fermentation went OK, it's already at 1.000. I was planning to leave it in primary until day 30, as Jack instructs, and then proceed to secondary. Or should I just rack it now and move on from here?
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Old 04-20-2012, 01:47 AM   #2
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its fine just let it clear naturally you do not have to use bentonite

 
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:39 AM   #4
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Thanks for the recommendations! I'm procrastinating working on a paper that's due tomorrow, so I think I'll rack some wine instead!
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Primaries: BEER Beer (4/8/12); Fisher-Price My First Mead (12/20/10)
Kegged: Hairy Patersbier (1/28/12); Dick Beer (2/15/12); Get Yer Goat Maibock (2/22/12)
Bottled: Ye Olde Tyme Holiday Ale (9/26/10); Dick Beer (2/15/12); Candy's Dad's Homebrew (2/27/12)
Apfelweins: Crapfelwein (4/4/12); Apfelweinlager 34/70 (2/26/12)
Kit Wines: Fisher-Price My First Amarone (4/1/12); Rosso Magnifico (4/17/12)
On Deck: Albertus Magnus DIPA

 
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