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Home Brew & Wine Making - Winebuddy 30 Bottle Red Wine Refill - Merlot Ingredient Kit
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- Ingredients To Make 30 Bottles Of Merlot
- Ferments In 7 Days & Comes With Full Instructions
- Kit Includes - 1 x Concentrate Bottle - 1 x Yeast Nutrient - 1 x Stabiliser - French Oak Chips - Finings
- You Will Require 4Kg Of Sugar Or Brewing Sugar, Basic Brewing Equipment For 30 Bottles Of Wine.
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Even a novice can't go wrong with this kit everything you need to do is clearly explained and every thing you need to make the wine is in the kit (except 4Kg of sugar which you will need).
Your also going to need a 5gal fermenting vessel and some bottles but that applies to any wine making.
Once you have made this you will be hooked and another batch will soon follow.
It makes 30 bottles but count on about 25 or 26 because some will be lost syphoning off etc.
This kit contained about half a litre of grape concentrate. Beaverdale contains 7.5 litre, Kenridge 10 litre.
The more grape juice the better the wine and I'm sure you could imagine half a litre in a 23 Litre mix is not good, do your research before purchasing
After a quick brew I racked the wine off the lees and cleared. All seemed well. However, once cleared I poured a sample from my wine thief into a glass to examine the product. It was like looking at a fairly weak glass of Ribena!! very little flavour (what flavour there was was fairly cheap and unpleasant) and an unpleasant texture which I can only guess comes from the conditioning pack of syrupy liquid, probably containing glycerol. I should point out that I followed the instructions to the letter (I am by no means inexperienced at wine kit brewing, and they are usually foolproof so I'm sure the poor quality wasn't due to an error of mine).
This wine has been bottled but to be honest I think I'll just keep it until the California Connoisseur Cabernet Sauvignon I bought today is ready and pour them out so I don't have to sterilize them again :-). Might keep 6 of them for a year or two just to see but I'm not confident.
For what it's worth, my advice is: If you're considering a cheaper kit, don't do it. Even at £50 for a kit, you're still only paying ~£1.66 a bottle! it's false economy if you start scrimping on your grape juice.
After reading some mixed reviews I decided to grab this kit anyway. While I wasn't expecting amazing wine, I was pleasantly surprised with the results.
True to it's word, I managed to get 20L of wine in 7 days. It's a little lighter in colour than most reds and is certainly drinkable immediately after bottling, but you'll get a full bodied wine if you leave to age for a month or so.
I'm not a huge fan of red wine but I could happily drink this of an evening or with my dinner.
Don't expect amazing wine, but it brews decent wine (comparable to a £5 bottle in a supermarket) in 7 days - what more can you ask for?
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