Wilkinson Strawberry kit

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Wilkinson Strawberry kit

Postby Chippy_Tea » Sun Apr 06, 2014 15:45

Originally posted - 29-06-2013

I picked up this kit and a black Cherry for £4 each in the recent sale, at that price its as cheap as a WOW.

The juice is in a tin can with the ingredients inside the lid behind a cardboard doughnut.

You start this kit with only 1.8 litres of cold water, you then add the ingredients sachets and 450g of sugar, on day three you are advised to top up to 4.5 litres, i did this and unlike the Black Cherry it did not flow out of the airlock the next day.

When fermentation has finished you add a sachet of flavouring and swirl the DJ.

24 hours later you add finings and stabiliser and wait another week before bottling.

I bottled this last night and for me the strawberry taste is too strong, it tastes like a glass of strawberry vimto, i hope it changes over the next few weeks as with the Black Cherry (in the other review) it was not 100% clear, i will leave it a until it has cleared before i try it again. (need the DJ's for may latest WOW variant)

If you just want to bung everything in the DJ and leave it alone this is probably not the kit for you as it takes several steps to get to the end result.

I will add more to the thread in when it has cleared.

Edit to add -

I bottled this last night and for me the strawberry taste is too strong, it tastes like a glass of strawberry vimto, i hope it changes over the next few weeks


What a difference a week makes, we had a bottle last night and the strong flavour has mellowed and it is now very drinkable, i still would not pay £8 for the kit (full price) but it has persuaded me to look for a strawberry juice drink that i can turn into a wow variant.

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Re: Wilkinson Strawberry kit

Postby Kermie » Sun Jun 01, 2014 18:47

Thank you for the update, I will bear that in mind when I bottle mine next week!
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