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by soupdragon
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Superior Seven wine kits
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Superior Seven wine kits

Hi all Has anyone tried the above mentioned kits? They're from Spitting Feathers homebrew, I presume they're the retailers own brand? They include oak, elderberries or elderflower depending on which variety of kit it is. Doesn't say how much grape concentrate/compound there is to the kits but it say...
by soupdragon
Fri Dec 25, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: gas line size
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: gas line size

Yep, 3/16" gas line in use here too. I'm using beer line without any problems

Cheers. Tom
by soupdragon
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Kit Brewing
Topic: newbie help please
Replies: 38
Views: 2303

Re: newbie help please

Could the issue be more like a tart green apples smell/taste? I've had that a few times when kegging after only one week. Although I don't understand the science myself, I've read that leaving the fermented beer for a second week sitting in the fermenter allows the yeast to "clean things up". The ye...
by soupdragon
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Braumeister, Grainfather and other One-Pot Brewing Systems
Topic: Help with All in One Pot
Replies: 6
Views: 625

Re: Help with All in One Pot

Enjoy.
Good luck 🙂

Cheers. Tom
by soupdragon
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pushfit reducer/splitter
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Pushfit reducer/splitter

Got 2 stem reducers off eBay, £4 delivered :) Both kegs will be at the same pressure thankfully. Used to just split the 3/8 to the two kegs but the line is too rigid for my liking. Changed over to a single feed but reduced to 3/16 and it worked well but I don't want to keep swapping the gas over fro...
by soupdragon
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Pushfit reducer/splitter
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Pushfit reducer/splitter

Hi all Is there such a thing as a push fit reducer/splitter? I know there's other ways to do it but one of these would be my easiest option. I want to split a standard gas into two but reduced to standard beer line diameter for flexibility. I need to buy a couple of things whichever way I do it. I'v...
by soupdragon
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: The "extra" bag of concentrate.
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

Re: The "extra" bag of concentrate.

👍

Cheers. Tom
by soupdragon
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: The "extra" bag of concentrate.
Replies: 12
Views: 1186

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: 1186

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: 1186

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: 1186

Re: The "extra" bag of concentrate.

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

Cheers. Tom
by soupdragon
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Winemaking
Topic: Wine kits
Replies: 5
Views: 428

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: 428

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: 349

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: 6
Views: 625

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...