AWESOME WINE KIT FIND HURRY !!!!

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AWESOME WINE KIT FIND HURRY !!!!

Post by JimmehBrew » 5 years ago

Costco at the moment has a great deal on their 2X7L wine kits at $56.oo and check the pics out on what comes with the kit.

2 : 7L bags of grape juice, corks, heat shrinks, Oak chips, and all the sulfates etc. I thought this was a great deal as usually a kit that makes only 23 lts is usually around $59.oo

Cheers I’ll post how they come out, but fyi i may replace the EC1118 with 71B1122 white wine yeast as I’m not a huge fan of the 1118 effects…… ignore that my SWMBO says she wants it dry now :bow:

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Post by rmajor55 » 5 years ago

Good find!
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Post by rwayne » 5 years ago

I bought a similar kit for $39.99 at Costco but it didn't have oak chips. It was one bag Cab Sauve and one Barolo. Both are in secondary now.
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Post by Wingeezer » 5 years ago

I have been making those kits from Costco for quite a few years - less so now that I have gotten back into brewing, but I still buy them now and then - only when on sale! I contacted the company once and was told that the shelf life of the kit - before use - is a couple of years and so when i buy the two pack kits I need not be in any rush to do the second one - I drink a lot more beer than wine these days!

Sure can't beat that price, especially with all the stuff that comes with the kits, corks, capsules and labels. I suppose they wouldn't stand up to scrutiny if you were any sort of wine connoisseur - but then, I can hardly even spell that word!

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Post by Dondeemon » 5 years ago

I buy them all the time, and they come out good. But right now the grapes are coming in and the crush is on :) so no kits as the demi jons need to be filled with the good stuff.

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Post by Olfart » 5 years ago

I have never done a kit before, I just made witch's brew at home from scratch (homemade wine)

Do you need any special equipment? Like a wine filtering machine? Or will it settle out just fine via racking?

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Post by Wingeezer » 5 years ago

Olfart wrote:I have never done a kit before, I just made witch's brew at home from scratch (homemade wine)

Do you need any special equipment? Like a wine filtering machine? Or will it settle out just fine via racking?
In my view, you don't really "need" a filtering setup, the wine will clear quite well on its own, but I do use an electric filter for my wine and it really does give it an extra sparkle of clarity & for me I think it is worthwhile - I don't make wine so much now that I am brewing, but whenever i do, I always filter the wine.

I would start without the filtering setup, see how you like the wine, then maybe add the filter once you know wine making is for you.

I use this filter -

http://www.buonvino.com/minijet.html

bought it many years ago for maybe around $125 or so. it uses a filter pack of three rectangular filter pads like thick blotting paper that are a "one use" product - ie you chuck them after filtering one batch of wine. I imagine that if you had two batches ready to filter at the same time you could do two on one set of filter pads. The pads are about $2 a set.

I have been thinking about trying this unit with my beer, I think some people do. So far have not done so - some folk say it can detract from the quality of your beer.

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Post by Warthaug » 5 years ago

I've never filtered a wine and generally have very clear wines. The 'secret' to clear wine without a filter is to siphon the wine off the dregs into a new carboy on what would be (according to the kit instructions) bottling day. Then let it sit another few months before bottling.

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Post by Wingeezer » 5 years ago

Warthaug wrote:I've never filtered a wine and generally have very clear wines. The 'secret' to clear wine without a filter is to siphon the wine off the dregs into a new carboy on what would be (according to the kit instructions) bottling day. Then let it sit another few months before bottling.

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No way to know if a filter would be of any benefit to you then I guess without actually trying it. Perhaps it would do nothing for you.

Truth to tell, I thought that my wines (I only make whites) could not be made more clear with filtration as they looked perfectly clear to me.

Nevertheless, I got talked into trying a filter. To my surprise, I was really impressed with the difference it made and how much more clarity and brightness the wine had after filtration. So I bought a power filter unit and filtering has been a regular part of my process ever since.

I suppose the difference would not be as noticeable with reds.

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