Wine Kit - What is it?

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Wine Kit - What is it?

Postby dgraive » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:08 am

I even don't know how to begin to explain it. Ok, I try to express my confusion.
I have started to make wine 3 month ago and I know to make the wine from fresh grapes only.
However, vintage days are very short and there are long months of waiting for the next season of fresh grapes.
I have never dealt with kits and it's completely confused me because I can't understand what I exactly buy.
For example: Vintner's Reserve - Shiraz W254
http://morewinemaking.com/view_product/ ... e_-_Shiraz
What does this volume: "10 liters / 2.5 US Gallons - yields 23 liters / 6 US Gallons" mean ?
Is there concentrate juice which was preserved, packed and need to be diluted with the fresh water ?
Does the product include yeasts ?
Does it come with skin and seeds ?
What parameters does juice has ( PH, Brix, etc.. ) ?
Did they add Bi-Sulfide ?
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Re: Wine Kit - What is it?

Postby thetooth » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:52 pm

Is there concentrate juice which was preserved, packed and need to be diluted with the fresh water ?
- Yes
Does the product include yeasts ?
- Yes
Does it come with skin and seeds ?
- Not likely. A 10 liter kit is a low-end kit, and likely won't have skins.
What parameters does juice has ( PH, Brix, etc.. ) ?
- Check with the manufacturer.
Did they add Bi-Sulfide ?
- No, but it will likely have some to be added after fermentation is complete, before bottling.
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