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    This is the 30 bottle wine kit bought for my birthday last month mentioned elsewhere.

    Bottled my first six bottles today, had a glassful left over, tasted beautiful , a little sharp but definitely looking forward to later tastings.

    I bought a 5 gallon fermenting bin and a heater belt to try to ensure a good result, these worked marvelously. Wine bubbled away, sounded as though there was an air block in the central heating.

    I racked it into five demi-johns, didn't see the point of paying £18 for a PET 5 gallon jar for what may be a one off 30 bottle ferment. Then filtered one demi-john three days ago and bottled today. So I have 4 demi-johns put away for a few months ( I hope ) .

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    Sounds good. That's one I've not tried. You'll have to post a follow up tasting review after it's aged a bit!

    I too would be miffed at paying £18 for a 5 gallon pet container, when Duff sells them at £14.50

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    Sweetened one demi-john yesterday, couldn't resist a test taste, it still had a little edge to it but should be better for Christmas.

    I will sweeten the last 3 dj's this weekend and put them away for safe? keeping? I have put question marks because I don't know how safe it will be nor how long it will be kept.

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    I've just started this one today: no adjustments to yeast, etc. Looking forward to posting further on this one.

    Owl.
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    Started this on using a Gervin D yeast Will let you know how it turns out.
    Life would be better if I could brew it as fast as we drink it!

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    RTPFUN,

    Just bumping this thread.

    How did yours turn out? I've not touched mine sine racking. Still bulk aging 5 gallons in the shed!

    Owl.
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    Strange you should ask. I've just had my outlook message saying it's been in the bottles 3 months so I'll give one a try this week end and let you know what it's like.
    Life would be better if I could brew it as fast as we drink it!

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    Nope needs more time! No nose and still just a hint of kit jaminess Beaverdale kits sometimes have this but if left for longer it will eventually disappear into insignificance. However at 3 months it's very very good. If this was one of my first kits I'd be drinking it now! But I've got plenty of wine number one to go at and I am allowed to be fussy so I can wait.
    So as a comparison with commercial Muscadet the taste is fine just as you would expect a little acidic but a little crisper than expected so I’m giving it another month and that should soften it a little to be more like the better commercial wines.

    update 16/7/12
    Just opened another bottle it's fabulous softened out very well and just in time for my mates (who asked me to make a Muscadet for him) party in 4 weeks time he's over the moon about it having tried a bottle on Sunday. Nice fresh dry wine but it leaves a very slight sweetness/softness as an after taste on the tongue.
    Last edited by RTPFUN; 18-07-2012 at 01:27 PM.
    Life would be better if I could brew it as fast as we drink it!

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