Two issues noted. The kit was supposed to include oak chips but these were not in the package. Was able to pick some up at a local wine store. As well, there was some leakage of the juice in the package, enough to stain the inside of this box. No indications of premature fermentation starting, may have been caused by the pressure differential the package would have experienced during transportation. Will need to wait for the fermentation process to be completed to assess further.