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Old 15-11-2016, 03:33 PM   #1
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Started this as per recipe but having noted Chewie's advice in another thread I added 1.5l water and extra 750g sugar to minimise volume loss from racking and giving the final abv a boost.
Starting OG still 1.090 so all well thus far. Apart from the slightly less quantity of juice than the Kenridge kit all seems very familiar. No oak or berries etc with this kit.
In fv and awaits the yeast waking up. Will update as necessary.
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Oh that is a good idea ! I have just started a Kenridge white but not pitched yet and might just actually do that also .
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Oh that is a good idea ! I have just started a Kenridge white but not pitched yet and might just actually do that also .
Hahaha. Time will tell if it was a good idea. If it goes tits up then I will be tracking Chewie with a sharpened corkscrew.
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Is it a 30 bottle kit ? What is the advertised strength on the box?
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Is it a 30 bottle kit ? What is the advertised strength on the box?
Brilliant, having recovered the outer packaging from the bin ( ) absolutely nothing shown about strength etc! Unless of course that part escaped my delvings.
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I think its a meager 11.5% so you are right to add. the Sauv Blanc I am doing is only 12% so will add in some sugar to get me to 1090.
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I think its a meager 11.5% so you are right to add.
That is what Chewie suggested hence the additions. Cannot see anything on the box though. ( or what is left of it! )
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The CC website lists all there wines as coming out at around 11.5, just invested in some corkscrew retardent underwear btw . Defo expect to give this a minimum of 6 months to start to improve, there Rioja i made this time last year is now a very nice wine but only 8 bottles left.
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Which brings me nicely back to the Vinotech thing whereby they suggest / recommend that 1/4 tsp of potassium mbs is added IF you want to lay it down for more than 6 months BUT they do not supply this in the pack ( other than the pouch instructed to apply at the earlier stage ).

Still no reply from suppliers on my Kenridge kit with same issue!

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I didn't add any extra and had no problems with it. Only chems added where the ones supplied.
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