Ritchies On The Rocks, Blueberry Review

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  1. Jun 2, 2012 #1

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    I bottled this up 2 days ago.

    Like the Lime and raspberry it fermented very easily.
    Only issue I have had with this one is the sulphur smell. I dont think it is the kit though, I think if its warm this tends to happen. I gave it a right good stirring when I added the flavour sachet and lots of the eggy smell disappeared.

    It tasted nice just as I was bottling it. I will leave it for the week in the warm kitchen then put it in a cooler place to clear.

    I will report back when it is ready to drink.

    Oh and again if you like Kopparberg it is a good clone!
     
  2. Jul 11, 2012 #2

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    One month later and I have opened a bottle, it really is lovely.
    Not quite as strong fruit flavour as Kopparberg but sitll really good.

    I prefer this one to the Raspberry and Lime and will definately do it again.

    Oh and I think giving it a good stir before I bottled it got rid of most of the eggy/sulphur smell.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2013 #3

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    I've just started this one on Friday night.

    I want to keep my flat not fizzy... would I still add the extra sugar at the end?
     
  4. Jun 24, 2013 #4

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    No, the extra sugar ferments in the bottle creating the co2 which gives it the fizz.
     
  5. Jun 27, 2013 #5

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    Oh Thank you!

    I thought it would be the same as the Elderflower wine kit I just did. I added 400g at the end and stood it for a bit before bottling and it was flat

    This Cider kit require 5oz adding and I thought it would be to sweeten it also
     
  6. Nov 17, 2013 #6

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    Just transferred this kit into a secondary fv with the flavour pouch after 2 weeks, will give it another week before priming and bottling.
    Used 1.3Kg of brewing sugar as directed and it is now exactly 5.9%, SWMBO tried the bit out of the trial jar and it had her approval :thumb:
     

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