|K-pak, yeast and additives|
|Checking the specific gravity|
|Juice all ready, yeast cast|
1. I boiled 1.5 cups of sugar in water, let it cool and added into the 6 gallon bucket
2. I put 2/3 of the included K-pak (basically sugar syrup with flavor, in this case banana and pineapple) into the juice mix. This increases the alcohol level, and decreases the end sweetness (these kits can be overly sweet). Orchard Breezin' normally ends with about 6.7% alcohol. My specific gravity was reading about 1.074 which will end up being about a 10% alcohol. Under the 12-14.5% of most commercial wines, but that's good, it means I'll be less likely to overindulge.
|Airlocked and ready to go|