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Default Juice Bag Has Small Leak!

"Joe Sallustio" > wrote in message
> On Oct 16, 7:20 pm, "JB" > wrote:
>> I think I know the answer but I'll still ask the question.
>> I received a 16 liter wine kit today. The outer box was intact but the
>> wine
>> kit box felt slightly damp when I took it out of the inner box. When I
>> removed the plastic wrap I could tell that the box was a little damp.
>> Inside, the oak chip bags were soaked. There's a leak in the bag near the
>> top that I've not yet located. Here's my question: If the air tight seal
>> on
>> the juice bag is compromised in any way then this renders the juice
>> unusable, right? I mean has anyone received a kit in similar condition
>> and
>> gone on to make good wine? Bad wine? Didn't even bother?
>> I've already notified the company and am expecting them to replace it or
>> give me credit but since this is the first time for this I wanted to ask
>> the
>> group.
>> TIA
>> John

> I have no experience with this but if the juice does not smell bad or
> look oxidized it may be OK. If they don't want it back i would make
> it and turn it into vinegar if worst came to worst.
> Joe

I suppose if you don't want to tie up your resources/equipment for a month
or so, you could just make a gallon and see what happens? Then you haven't
wasted it entirely, having got a free gallon of wine!