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    Show us your dog

    This our Toby. 😍
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    Good Red Kits

    I should say the cheaper kits I've made have made very mediocre reds, I will not do them again e.g. Solomon Grundy, Vinclasse. I concur with others though, you are more likely to get away with a slightly cheaper white than red kit.
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    Good Red Kits

    I've been making Kenridge Classic, one red and one white every month and they have all been fantastic. I was a chef and restaurateur and our friends are foodies/brewery owners and they all love our wines. On the odd occasion we run out and have to buy some it is always disappointing! I've...
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    New Vine Co wine kits

    Started off new Vineco original Chardonnay and Malbec last night. Was annoyed that the price went up but 2L less concentrate, plus no oak in the Chardonnay. I wondered how they can justify this, so good to read they have improved the process, so there should be an increase in quality. Will...
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    Drinking: Kenridge Classic Cardonnay, Kenridge Classic Trilogy. On: Kenridge Classic...

    Drinking: Kenridge Classic Cardonnay, Kenridge Classic Trilogy. On: Kenridge Classic Chardonnay, Kenridge Classic Vieux Chateau du Roi.
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    Leaving out chemicals in wine kits

    I make Kenridge kits and we tend to polish the lot off in a month, I can never make enough to age it! Recently I've realised that I have a few food intolerances, and one of those seems to be sulfites. I have a reaction from anything containing them, from fruit squash to preserved meat...
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    What did you brew today?

    Kenridge Classic Gewertztraminer and Kenridge Classic Vieux Chateaux du Roi. For Crimble (we drink it young because I can't get ahead!)
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    Glass carboy v plastic covered glass fermenter?

    Cheers guys, Kenridge Chardonnay now (hic) where do you put in what he drinking and brewing? Just put in status but that's obviously wrong!
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    Drinkng: Kenridge Classic Chardonnay, Kenridge Classic Nebbiolo. FV summer ale. On: KR...

    Drinkng: Kenridge Classic Chardonnay, Kenridge Classic Nebbiolo. FV summer ale. On: KR Gewertztraminer, Vieux Chateaux du Roi, Apple & Pear.
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    Glass carboy v plastic covered glass fermenter?

    Thanks Chippy I'm sure you're right, I'll try one from Germany and see how I get on. Will stick with plastic for primary and then go to glass like they (Kenridge) recommend.
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    Glass carboy v plastic covered glass fermenter?

    Yeah they're £84.40 from Balihoo and they're still plastic and will scratch over time.....
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    Glass carboy v plastic covered glass fermenter?

    Thanks guys for helping me decide. Gonna buy one from Germany and see how I get on with it....https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F283062307807. By the way I'm not associated with the seller in any way!
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    Glass carboy v plastic covered glass fermenter?

    Thanks the Baron! Definitely another alternative but at £19 each their still double the price of a standard bucket and they're still going to scratch on the inside with wear. I use a degasser on my electric drill and I'm blaming that! I just don't like the sediment clinging to the side walls...
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    Glass carboy v plastic covered glass fermenter?

    I was thinking that but just weighing up the sustainability v aesthetics v durability in the long run.....the headspace in a bucket has always perturbed me too, and this time it caught me out I think with oxidisation. £90 kits and the associated time wasted, just thinking it would be better?
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    Glass carboy v plastic covered glass fermenter?

    Hi Guy I'm sure this has been discussed before but I can't see anything specific. I've been making 30 btl Kenridge classic kits in just plastic bins for about a year now with great success. However with the last few batches, I've had sediment collecting on the walls of the bucket. I'm...
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