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Thread: Gewurztraminer - Beaverdale Kit

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    Which HBS?

    Karl richard_S and I were at tony Frecklingtons (Linbrew) today
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    Quote Originally Posted by Her Lushness View Post
    If we could afford to get a bigger house with outbuildings, believe me, we would!

    ...and remember, NO ONE likes a SMARTYPANTS!

    But thanks for making me laugh!

    PS - Guess who bought a 5 gallon Gwerty from the HBS today...

    ROFLMFAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Her Lushness View Post
    PS - Guess who bought a 5 gallon Gwerty from the HBS today...
    so which one????? or do we have to guess??

    Steve
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    It was Linbrew - I had to leave at 14.10 as my parking ticket ran out... you weren't the three ladies who came in just before I left were you??????

    I can't believe I missed you all... DOH and DOUBLE DOH!
    HRH Her Lushness

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    Does everybody add the oak supplied to these kits (as in, is it essential for the true Gewurztraminer taste) ?

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    Oak and Gewurztraminer?

    NO WAY!!

    Steve
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    Quote Originally Posted by danpug View Post
    Does everybody add the oak supplied to these kits (as in, is it essential for the true Gewurztraminer taste) ?
    As with most kits it's optional, I don't think it's a massive contributer to this style as say a Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer is usualy a purfumed bouquet with a slightly spicy finish. So if you dislike oak you may be as well to leave it out.
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    Ok i'll save it for something else. I'll get it on tomorrow along with the dolcetto

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    I started the Beaverdale Gewurztraminer 30 bottle kit just under 2 weeks ago. Standard kit instructions from Beaverdale.

    I also changed the yeast - and used Lalvin K1V-1116; my initial thoughts on this is that this particualr strain of yeast should promote the "fruityness" more of the Gerty (like a good Alsace Gerty, as opposed to a German Gerty).

    Anyway, it has been fermenting well - donw to sg 1000 a few days ago. I'm away from home for a couple of days, so i'll leave it to do its thing.

    I'll post back here after finings, and in a month or so after racking and initial taste. Fingers crossed on this one as i like a good Alsace white . . .

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