Based on the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, this winemaking kit will produce a rich body red with dark ruby colour and complex tannins, harsh in the beginning but maturing beautifully into a perfectly balanced new world red Cabernet Sauvignon.
Although this kit can be drunk immediately after the 7 days, we recommend storing it for at least a couple of weeks to give the tannins a chance to blend in. All ingredients you need are in the box, just add water to make 23 litres of delicious new world style Cabernet Sauvignon red wine.
A hydrometer is used to figure out how much alcohol is in your beer or cider. It measures the density of liquid (called gravity). Alcohol is less dense than sugary pre-fermented beer, so measuring gravity at the beginning of fermentation (at the end of your brew day) and measuring it again two weeks later at the end of fermentation (when you’re ready to bottle) will tell you exactly how much alcohol you have on hand. It’s a great way to let a little science into your otherwise relaxing brew day adventures with a hydrometer.
The Alla wine pipette, or wine thief, is a useful glass tube that, once steralised, can be popped into your brew, and by simply placing your thumb over the end, you can pull off a good sample of the brew