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Old 13-11-2017, 06:28 PM   #11
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at £33 ish then hopefully it is far better than the Wilko / winebudy shy**.
You do not like the WineBuddy kits and voice your feeling often here but they are popular amongst members (me included) and while you are entitled to post your views i hope members (especially new ones) are not put off trying them because of your negative posts.

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You do not like the WineBuddy kits and voice your feeling often here but they are popular amongst members (me included) and while you are entitled to post your views i hope members (especially new ones) are not put off trying them because of your negative posts.

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Fully accept that Chippy and no malice meant. That said many others also and often express their similar dislike for these products especially when compared to the other options available. Is it not also right that we 'enlighten' new members accordingly? I do wonder how many 'new' wine makers have thrown in the towel completely based on their first experiences with the products we are talking about? I know I would have done if I had not tried the likes of CC, Beaverdale etc etc.
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@Chippy_Tea we have managed to stabilise temp at 16 for last 4 days. Hydrometer reading done 3 times in last 6 days and still right on 1.00 . Smells better today but still tastes like grape juice. Is it ruined or do I let it ferment a little longer?
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Have you checked the hydrometer is reading accurately?

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Is it not also right that we 'enlighten' new members accordingly? .
It is and i have often said in posts about WB kits they are at the cheaper end of the market and anyone who is a regular shop bought Sav Blanc drinker may be disappointed if they make these low price kits but its a good starting point and they do a 6 bottle kit so probably best to make a DJ first not a 30 bottle kit.

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How's that done? It's brand new and never used before
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I make the winebuddy kits often, I'm not a wine drinker but my mrs. likes em, more so than a cheap supermarket bottle. I make half the 6 bottles sparkling too which goes down well.
I only do white wines as she doesn't like red.
If you like red then the higher price ones are the only way to go I believe.
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Put it in water, should read 1000.
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Put it in water, should read 1000.
Many thanks! I prefer whites too, I just didn't want to make a crap one as my first haha
Sparkling is an interesting option.
Getting a heat belt for next batch do hopefully easier!
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