Sweet wine help

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  1. Sep 24, 2017 #1

    TiddlyWin

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    Hi all, I normally brew kit beers and soon want to have a go at making some kit wines.

    SWMBO loves White Wine, So I'm after a 6 bottle kit that not only tastes good but is sweeter than most.

    How can I go about that. What would you guys recommend?

    Cheers guys.
     
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    Frogbrew

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    The soloman grundy kits by richies are a good kit IMO at around £12, my wife also likes the winebuddy sauv blanc and chardonnay kits at around£8-£10, both these kits have everything you need in them and ferment in 7-10days usually.
    As for sweetening you could back sweeten to taste after fermenting out with granulated sweetener or dissolved sugar. Or if you have a hydrometer just stop fermentation around the 1000-1005 mark depending on how sweet she likes it.
     
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    Hiya,

    I thought it was as easy as just stopping fermentation at a certain point. Guess I will have to experiment with different hydrometer readings

    Thanks very much :)
     
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    I find it easier to ferment right out and then just prior to bottling i back sweeten with a syrup made of dissolved granulated sugar. I only make 30 bottle kits and find that approx 50 to 75 grams of sugar is about right. Add some stir taste is the general rule for me.
     
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    If you are ok with using A S then you could just use that or which I have done accidentally is I sometimes put a bottle of Ribena in one of the cheaper 30 bottle kits but accidentally used the one with A S in it. The wine came out like a light red that was sweet maybe not as much as a proper dessert sweet wine but sweet. You could also use one of the concentrated white clear juices/cordials and do the same don't forget you would need to pro-rata this for a 6 bottle kit.
    Not for the purists but it does a job and no risk of secondary ferment
    Ps I added the bottle of ribena when making up the wine before ferment
     
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