They are a ready-made grape juice concentrate for the home brewer to produce varietal or country wines quickly and easily.
By buying homebrew wine kits, not only will you get a superior product, you are buying it significantly cheaper than the commercial products, there is peace of mind in knowing that only pure extracts are used in the production of homebrew kits and you avoid paying any alcohol duties.
Homebrew wine kits primarily contain concentrated grape or fruit juice.
This provides the foundations for the taste and type of wine.
The concentrate is used to make a "must" by adding water and occasionally brewing sugar (dextrose) depending on the kit.
Some wine kits also provide an extra sachet of fruit concentrate or flavour essence to add additional flavours to a wine.
For example the Cellar 7 Peach and Mango or the Niagara Mist Chocolate Cherry.
Each homebrew wine kit comes with unique wine yeast.
Yeast is the final and most significant ingredient which defines the flavour, again better quality kits have better quality yeasts.
The stabiliser is to kill off the yeast before bottling.
The finings will assist the settling of any suspended solids or yeast particles, ensuring an excellent clear wine.
The wine kit instructions will explain how to use their particular stabiliser and finings, as some agents vary in how they are used.
All are sprinkled directly into the must; however, some are stirred, others need to be left to permeate naturally — some need 1 hour to work, some 12 and so on.
I hope this helps. If you have any further questions, please feel free to pop in the shop, or give us a call on 0114 2746850.