Always read the directions! You may be an experienced kit winemaker but things sometimes change. Sometimes Cellar Craft or WinExpert will change the procedures because of new technologies or because of variances in the raw ingredients they are using to build the kits. The procedures vary slightly between companies, too, as the procedure recommended with the Cellar Craft kit may vary to a degree from those recommended by WinExpert.
Pay attention to what the company recommends regarding when to rack your wine, when to stir the wine and to their recommended procedures for fining the wine ingredient kits.
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