General Instructions for Wine Buddy kits, PLEASE read the instructions in the kit before making your wine, as some items may be differant
Before starting your kit, check all sachets and read instructions thoroughly before starting your wine.
The following ingredients are included in this kit:
1 x Concentrate Pack from which the wine will be made
Pack A: Yeast/Nutrient to start the fermentation process
Pack C: Stabiliser to stop the fermentation process
Pack D: F-Pack(s) to enhance the varietal characteristics of the wine
Pack E: Finings 1/Pack F: Finings 2/Pack G: Finings 3 to clear the wine
You will also need the following:
Young’s Steriliser to clean and steriliser all equipment
2 x 25L Fermentation Vessels one to brew in, another to syphon fermented wine into
4 kg of white sugar to assist the fermentation process ( Brewing Sugar recommended )
Spoon to stir your brew
Hydrometer to check that the fermentation process. (Very Important)
1 x 25L Fermentation Vessel lid to cover fermentation container and prevent contamination
Syphon Tube and Vessel Clip to transfer the wine to the second container
Day 0 – Fermentation
then add to the Vessel. In the case of the grape juice crystallising, immerse the pack in warm water to clear for 5
surface in case of excessive Fermentation. After 6 days, check the specific gravity using a Hydrometer. If the specific gravity is
less than 0.996 - proceed to instruction 9. Fermentation can take longer than 6 days if the temperature fluctuates below 20o C –
do not continue to step 9 until the gravity has reached less than 0.996.
Day 6 – Clearing
and remove the Co2/Gas from the wine. This will also aid clearing later on.
sediment or “bits”, this will be removed by the finings and will not affect the quality or appearance of your wine.
stood on a raised surface (like a kitchen Worktop) to allow the wine to be syphoned / transferred later.
Day 7 – Syphoning & Finishing-off
Beginners Syphoning Instructions below.
then taste. Repeat per tablespoon until desired sweetness is achieved.
with the Closures.
Your wine is now ready to serve, drink and enjoy….
Other Types available : Chardonnay / Sauvignon Blanc / Pinot Grigio /White Zinfandel /Cabernet Sauvignon /Merlot
Serving suggestion Storage suggestion
White wine: Serve chilled Special maturing ingredients have been
Red wine: Serve at room temperature included to allow immediate serving.
Wine will continue to improve during
the first 3 months of storage.
Consume within 12 months.
Beginners Hydrometer Instructions
If you have not used a hydrometer before, please take time to follow these instructions carefully.
IMPORTANT Always use the hydrometer to test the progress of the wine and definitely prior to bottling.
Beginners Syphoning Instructions . If you have not syphoned before, please take time to follow these instructions carefully.
the container using the clip provided. Be careful not to disturb the sediment at the bottom of the container. You will not need to
touch the original fermentation container again until instruction d).
not stop!) until you see the wine flow past the bottom of the original fermentation vessel – then quickly put the syphon tube into
the second empty container. The wine should now be flowing from the first to the second container. If the wine does not flow
but returns to the original container it means you did not suck for long enough – liquid will only flow downhill! You can now
forget about the second container providing it was positioned correctly in a) above.
pushing the syphon tube through the clip (do not remove the clip). Keep an eye on the other end of the syphon tube to ensure it
is still well inside the second container.
slightly into the sediment – but it takes skill to avoid sediment being also transferred.