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Old 10-20-2012, 03:36 AM   #1
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I just started a strawberry merlot wine kit for grins tonight.
I know it will finish as a semi-sweet wine.
What are the recommendations on making this wine a bit sweeter?
Sugar or conditioner? When to add it?



 
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Old 10-20-2012, 03:11 PM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cwebb
I just started a strawberry merlot wine kit for grins tonight.
I know it will finish as a semi-sweet wine.
What are the recommendations on making this wine a bit sweeter?
Sugar or conditioner? When to add it?
Add your sweetener after fermentation and the wine is clear.

Don't forget to add potassium sorbate as well.



 
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Old 10-21-2012, 01:45 AM   #3
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The "mist" type kits are ungodly sweet, wait until its finished before doing anything. You can always add sweet, but you cant take it away.

 
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:56 PM   #4
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Regardless of what you do, before you add conditioner....please use it on a glass and compare to one with sugar. There is something I do not like about the conditioner.
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