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McJeff
11-21-2014, 05:30 PM
Any one know a good place to buy frozen grapes or just must? Something manageable like 5 gallons or less and not 300 bucks :(

McJeff
11-22-2014, 09:20 AM
Think I found a decent, reasonable place....

http://www.juicegrape.com/Cabernet-Sauvignon-Juice-Frozen-23L/

fatbloke
11-22-2014, 10:00 AM
When it was "grapefest" time in september, we averaged 3.5 boxes (about 9kg) per 25 litre drum, so that'd be about about 28 per drum (about the 45$ area). Once ferment was complete, after both pressing the skins (red wine obviously) and then racking off the gross lees, I'd end up with about 15 litres, so about a 40% loss in volume from the raw, pressed/de-stemmed grapes........

So I'd have thought that price wasn't too bad at all.

You'd still end up with near enough the same volume (a little loss from racking etc)......

skunkboy
11-22-2014, 01:05 PM
Cool... and like normal shipping is expensive... ouch...

McJeff
11-22-2014, 02:03 PM
As expensive as it is 30 bucks for a 5 gallon pail doesn't surprise me.

mannye
11-22-2014, 02:43 PM
As expensive as it is 30 bucks for a 5 gallon pail doesn't surprise me.

that's a freaking bargain actually. It cost me 60 bucks to ship a pair of shoes A PAIR OF SHOES.... to England.

fatbloke
11-23-2014, 08:01 AM
that's a freaking bargain actually. It cost me 60 bucks to ship a pair of shoes A PAIR OF SHOES.... to England.
You got robbed then;). Cos it only cost Mad Keith $70 to ship me a gallon of OK wild flower honey...........

A damn sight heavier than a pair of shoes I'd have thought ;D

On a more serious note, it does seem that it's cheapest to use USPS. So as long as it doesn't have to get there quickly (and speed is a premium product according to FedEx, UPS, DHL, TNT, etc), then while it's not cheap, it's certainly more reasonable.......

GntlKnigt1
11-23-2014, 11:18 AM
I agree. Postal is way cheaper for shipping, marinade included

mannye
11-23-2014, 12:53 PM
I always ship marinade using the usps. And vinegar samples as well.


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ostensibly
11-23-2014, 10:34 PM
I've bought a few buckets of must from winegrapesdirect, nice people.