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The Range MYO Red wine

Post by soupdragon » Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:12 pm

Hi all

Has anyone made the Make Your Own red wine kit from the range?
I usually buy in the£30-40 bracket but am thinking of giving these a go. I'm not particularly bothered that they are a lighter bodied wine, it's more a flavour thing for me. So as long as they taste ok I'll probably get one on.
Thanks in advance for all your opinions

Cheers Tom

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Re: The Range MYO Red wine

Post by MashBag » Fri Jul 16, 2021 6:16 am

Certainly worth a go.
At that price it would also make a good base to tweak.

https://www.therange.co.uk/cooking-and- ... ne/#320183

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Re: The Range MYO Red wine

Post by soupdragon » Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:13 am

If anyone has one of these kits can they have a look at the ingredients list to see if the juice has any sugar actually in the mix?

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Re: The Range MYO Red wine

Post by MashBag » Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:17 am

I would really doubt it. The concentrated is from pressed juice.

What are you thinking?

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Re: The Range MYO Red wine

Post by soupdragon » Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:39 am

MashBag wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 10:17 am
I would really doubt it. The concentrated is from pressed juice.

What are you thinking?
Something along the lines of.....

A cellar 7 kit needs no extra sugar and weighs approx 7kg. So if you took the sugar component out of it would the remaining juice weigh about the same as the MYO kits?
If you need to add 3.5-4kg of sugar to the MYO kits does that suggest there's none in the juice compound?
So my query is really about the % of actual grape juice in the compound compared to the £30-40 kits......

I hope I've explained that well enough as it sounds a bit confusing when I read it back

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Re: The Range MYO Red wine

Post by MashBag » Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:58 pm

Did the myo kit say add sugar then?

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Re: The Range MYO Red wine

Post by MashBag » Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:19 pm

Here you go found it online.

You were spot on.... Does need a good lump of sugar.... 4kg

https://makeyourowndrinks.co.uk/UK/red-wine.html

Kit seems to contain 2.7kg on juice concentrate. Which seems about right for the volume assuming 65brix.
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Re: The Range MYO Red wine

Post by soupdragon » Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:38 pm

MashBag wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:58 pm
Did the myo kit say add sugar then?
Not done one yet but it says to add 4kg of dextrose on their website.

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Re: The Range MYO Red wine

Post by soupdragon » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:49 pm

soupdragon wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 8:13 am
If anyone has one of these kits can they have a look at the ingredients list to see if the juice has any sugar actually in the mix?

Cheers Tom
The pouch of stuff weighs a shade over 2.2kg, so 65% x 2.2kg = 1.43kg of pure juice stuff. An unknown amount of elderberry and blueberry concentrate on top of that too. Thing that surprised me is the inclusion of a packet of oak chips. Don't know how the 1.43kg compares to the amount in the cellar 7's of this world but the proof will be in the tasting.
Unfortunately I won't get around to doing this for a few months but will post comment when first tasted.
Oh, there's some grape skin extract on there too 😎

Cheers Tom
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