Wine kit woes

Homebrew, cordials, cheese, dehydrating, smoking and soap making. An area for all problems to be asked, tips to be given and procedures shared.
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Re: Wine kit woes

Post: # 280617Post Brewtrog
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:15 pm

MKG wrote:
Brewtrog wrote:... It's a mix of metabisulphate and potassium sorbate - the sulphate kills most the yeast, the sorbate stops the rest from reproducing....
I can see I'm going to have to do my annual lecture again :iconbiggrin:
Which annual lecture is this?
MKG wrote:Maggie, a good elderberry can hold its head up to any wine at all.
Too true. IIRC in "ye olde days" dodgy merchants on our side of the channel used to cut imported French wine with elderberry, to make it cheaper and better tasting. As a side note I've heard someone call the elderberry the English grape.

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