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#1 the_stain

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Posted 16 January 2017 - 04:09 PM

Just for kicks while I'm screwing around in the kitchen I decided I might try and make a random fruit wine. No real planning involved here, just having fun. Want to get some thoughts.

I'm thinking about trying to end up with ~3 gallons of wine, in the end. What I've got going so far:

7 lbs mixed frozen fruit - leaning toward mango with some sort of berries
4-5? Pounds of sugar
2.5 gallons water
Yeast nutrient
Lalvin 71B-1122 yeast

I'm planning to pasteurize and puree the fruit with the Water and sugar... Then cool to pitching temp... Do I bother with campden tablets at any point?
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Posted 16 January 2017 - 09:07 PM

Would that make fruit wine or prison jungle juice?
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Posted 17 January 2017 - 07:22 AM

We'll see I guess :)
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Posted 17 January 2017 - 04:21 PM

So I ended up using this as a ballpark and approximately tripling the values to get me to 3 gallons

https://www.homebrew...t-wine-recipes/

I used 7 lbs fruit, 6 lbs sugar :o
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Posted 21 January 2017 - 12:03 PM

that'll make wine

 

lately I have been reserving 1/4 of the fruit for secondary fermentation, to preserve the fruit charahter


Edited by miccullen, 21 January 2017 - 12:03 PM.

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 10:29 PM

that'll make wine

lately I have been reserving 1/4 of the fruit for secondary fermentation, to preserve the fruit charahter


I thought about throwing another pound or two of fruit into secondary actually.
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Posted 21 January 2017 - 10:34 PM

I thought about throwing another pound or two of fruit into secondary actually.

make it 3 :)


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Posted 21 January 2017 - 10:42 PM

Frozen mango comes in 4lb bags... Maybe I'll do a whole one :scratch:
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 06:58 PM

Sounds yummy! Would love to see some picks of that secondary! Stupid question, for anybody, what are primary differences between beer and wine yeast?!
Rhubarb wine has always been a favorite of mine.....
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Posted 10 February 2017 - 07:58 PM

Sounds yummy! Would love to see some picks of that secondary! Stupid question, for anybody, what are primary differences between beer and wine yeast?!
Rhubarb wine has always been a favorite of mine.....

 

 

for a rhubarb wine you need a normal white wine yeast, wine yeasts, like beer yeasts, provide specific character profiles 


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