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by soupdragon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: The "extra" bag of concentrate.
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: The "extra" bag of concentrate.

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Cheers. Tom
by soupdragon
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: The "extra" bag of concentrate.
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: The "extra" bag of concentrate.

Just found instructions that refer to the extra sachet as a Süsse-Reserve pack. Then found the link below https://www.vigoltd.com/Catalogue/Additives-treatments/Sweet-reserve Looks like it's a sweetening sachet made from pure grape juice. So not the usual muck that the cheap kits give you. Up to you...
by soupdragon
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: The "extra" bag of concentrate.
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: The "extra" bag of concentrate.

I take it you've not heard back from Ritchie products yet?

Cheers. Tom
by soupdragon
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: The "extra" bag of concentrate.
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: The "extra" bag of concentrate.

Aren't the sachets/bags listed on the side of the box? Each different packet usually has its contents listed so might give you an indication? I wouldn't think it's one of those "flavour" sachets as it's a pretty high end kit you've got. I have heard of wine being sweetened post ferment so maybe that...
by soupdragon
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: The "extra" bag of concentrate.
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: The "extra" bag of concentrate.

What brand is the kit? What do the instructions say about the extra bag?

Cheers. Tom
by soupdragon
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Returning member
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Returning member

Sounds like a serious setup. I'd just go for a couple of quick simple recipes just to get you back into the zone and get your stock level up then go for something more challenging :D

Cheers. Tom
by soupdragon
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Wine kits
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Wine kits

So far the longest I've had wine in a box is about 9 months without issue. Just make sure you squeeze all the air out of the bag through the tap before you store them. Got my bags and boxes from Jars and Things, not sure how much they are now but I paid £23.30 for 10 delivered. Oh and just in case i...
by soupdragon
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Wine kits
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Wine kits

I regularly make them up to 20 litres, so just under 4.5 gallons. I do it for two reasons, to bump up the body and alcohol a touch but mainly because I pack into 5 litre bag in box things. Works ok for me. A lot of people say that you'll struggle to get a decent red wine from a kit but it depends on...
by soupdragon
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: beaverdale kits
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: beaverdale kits

The juice supplier has changed it's process and says the resultant juice compound is more concentrated yet produces a higher quality finished product. Shouldn't make any difference really as you're still diluting it to 23 litres

Cheers. Tom
by soupdragon
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Help with All in One Pot
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Help with All in One Pot

Maybe one supplier is happy to offer extras in an attempt to encourage people to buy? I'd have thought that the thickness of the stainless would be the same given that both machines are in the same price bracket? I'm sure whichever one you go for will provide you with many pints of lovely beer 🍻 Che...
by soupdragon
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Help with All in One Pot
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Help with All in One Pot

I've got a first generation Ace machine. As far as know it spawned the all the other grainfather clones. The Karlstein looks identical to it but of the two you mention, you'd be hard pressed to beat the Robobrew. All the extras and it's cheaper. If it was my money I'd go for that. Have you read any ...
by soupdragon
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: No boil?
Replies: 72
Views: 10599

Re: No boil?

Rookie wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:00 am
Good news from the cardiologist, my wife's healing well enough that he doesn't need to see her again for a year.
Excellent news :D

Cheers. Tom
by soupdragon
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: No boil?
Replies: 72
Views: 10599

Re: No boil?

I've not planned this particular brew day in yet but it's definitely on my to do list.

Cheers. Tom
by soupdragon
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: No boil?
Replies: 72
Views: 10599

Re: No boil?

It's allegedly almost a routine op these days, so they tell me :?
I was thinking thinking hop tea, you ever tried that rather than a dry hop?

Cheers. Tom
by soupdragon
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: No boil?
Replies: 72
Views: 10599

Re: No boil?

Hi all Rather than start a fresh thread I thought I'd add to this one. First off, @Rookie, I hope your wife's recovery is progressing well? I'm due to have a valve replaced myself when the doc says my condition has reached the stage that requires action. Not looking forward to it but it's something ...