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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
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"A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure." - Czech Proverb
Tap #1 - Quad pre-hopped extract Frankenstein ale thing - Turned out like a caramel amber
Tap #2 - Extract Hawaiian Pale ale - Yummo - Kicked
Primary - Nothing
On deck - Modified Cooper's IPA, 80 Acre clone
Primary - Tankhouse Ale
Secondary - Mad Trapper Double IPA
Kegged and Aging - Hawaiian Pale Ale, Bees Knees Pale Ale, Winter Moon Spiced Apple Cider
On Tap - Holy Cow Chocolate Milk Stout, Hay Bale Blond Ale
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!
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.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?
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 -
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.
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.
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.