Q: I bought the blackberry kit and started it on March 15th. I got Ill before I was supposed to rack my wine. It wasn’t until almost 30 days after starting the wine I racked it. It didn’t taste like other wines I’ve made tasted at this stage. It tasted like blackberry flavored water. My question is, has anyone else done this and completed the steps? Did the wine turn out like it was supposed to? Or did I just lose a good batch of wine? Any feedback from anyone who has experienced this is welcome. Thank you.
A: Was the F-pack of sweetener added to the wine or had this stage not yet been completed before tasing was done? The F-[ack will provide body, sweetness and more flavor to the batch as this contains the Blueberry flavor as well. The wine in itself is only about 6-7% so will be less full-bodied before the F-pack is added compared to say, a 12-14% red which has much more body and viscosity to it
Q: 1. Is this a 6 gallon kit?
2. What is the target ABV%?
A: This is a 23 liter or 6 gallon kit, and expected ABv on the mist wines is going to be in the 6-8% range