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Plum Wine IV

August 28th, 2016 by Nate


Our plums are ripe early this year, and we need to use some up. I haven’t made my Pume Wine in a few years now, so I figured it would be good to make a new vintage. I am following the standard recipe I have used in the past, but I am cutting the sugar in half to make a bit of a lighter wine and to see how else that affects the final flavor. I am also skipping the step with the Campden tablets, as the ones I had were old and probably not effective anymore.

Plum Wine IV

Fruit Wine – Kent, WA
5 Gallons
OG: 1.065 FG: 1.— %ABV: –.- TA: 0.–%
Sugars
25.00 lb Fresh Plums
5.00 lb Sugar
Additives
1.00 Tbsp Pectic enzyme
1.50 tsp Grape Tannin
Yeast
1.00 Packet Cote des Blancs Wine Yest

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Mango Wine

May 26th, 2014 by Nate


I’ve been wanting to try making Mango Wine for a little while now. I helped my brother make some while I was visiting him a couple years ago, but he didn’t give it the best reviews on the results. I had some ripe mangoes that I had put in my freezer last year, and then I recently came into a box full of very ripe mangoes that needed to be used somehow. Well, that made it pretty easy to decide to finally make this wine. I’m aiming for a sweeter desert wine, and may play with some back sweetening if there isn’t enough residual sugar left over.

Mango Wine

Fruit Wine – Kent, WA
3 Gallons
OG: 1.100 FG: 0.990 %ABV: 14.7 TA: -.-%
Fermentables
1 gallon Blended mango (~17 mangoes)
4 lb Sugar
Yeast
1 package Premier Cuvee Wine Yeast
Additives
1.5 tsp Pectic Enzyme

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Raspberry Wine III

August 31st, 2013 by Nate


I made another batch of Raspberry Wine today. The berries were picked from our garden and then put in the freezer to store, and I used some from both last year and this year in this batch of wine.

Raspberry Wine III

Fruit Wine – Kent, WA
5 Gallons
OG: 1.090 FG: 0.994 %ABV: 12.6 TA: -.-%
Fermentables
15 lb Raspberries, Frozen
10 lb Sugar
Yeast
1 package Cote des Blancs Wine Yeast
Additives
2.5 tsp Pectic Enzyme

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Rhubarb Wine III

July 7th, 2013 by Nate


Another batch of rhubarb wine is in the mix, since the frozen rhubarb is bulky and taking up space in my freezer. Space I need so that I can freeze raspberries which are coming into season and soon plums as well. I’m making a recipe similar to the one I did last year, but with a little more rhubarb (10.5 pounds instead of 9 pounds for the same 3 gallon volume).

Rhubarb Wine III

Fruit Wine – Kent, WA
3 Gallons
OG: 1.078 FG: 0.992 %ABV: 11.4 TA%: 0.–
Fermentables
10.5 lb Fresh Rhubarb
5.00 lb Sugar
Yeast
1 package Premier Cuvee Yeast
Additives
1.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient
2.00 tsp Pectic Enzyme
3 Campden Tablets

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Cherry Liqueur

June 21st, 2013 by Nate


Today I used up some cherries by making a batch of cherry liqueur. I found a good looking recipe here and decided to give it a try. It calls for aging the liqueur for 6 months and for using brandy as the base alcohol, both quite different from the previous liqueurs I have made.

This will be the third liqueur I’ve made (I’ve previously made Blackberry liqueur and Banana liqueur) and the first one I am putting up on the blog. I hadn’t added the previous ones since they aren’t really brewing, mainly just steeping flavorings in alcohol, but I figured it is all in the same vein of home-made alcohol and so I will include these recipes here in the future.

Cherry Liqueur

Liqueur – Kent, WA
2 Quarts
Flavorings
1 Quart Fresh Bing Cherries (stems removed)
1/2 Lemon
2.00 Tbsp Sugar
1.00 tsp Almond Extract
Alcohol
750 mL E&J Brandy

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Plum Melomel

October 5th, 2012 by Nate


In an attempt to use up the rest of our plums, and protect against not having any plums next year like we had last year, I am making another 5 gallon batch of plum alcohol. This will be a melomel, and I think the plum and honey flavors will mix well together.

Plum Melomel

Melomel – Kent, WA
5 Gallons
OG: 1.090 FG: 0.997 %ABV: 12.4 TA: 0.–%
Sugars
15.00 lb Fresh Plums
10.00 lb Pure Clover Honey
Additives
1.00 Tbsp Yeast nutrient
1.00 Tbsp Pectic enzyme
Yeast
1.00 Packet Premier Cuvee Wine Yeast

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Plum Wine III

September 26th, 2012 by Nate


This year we got plums on our trees, unlike last year where we only got a handful. I have been waiting for plums to make a new batch of my Plum Wine, one of my favorites. I am going to try and make the same recipe I did the first year I made it, which turned out the best (more plum flavor than the last batch which used the steam juicer).

Plum Wine III

Fruit Wine – Kent, WA
5 Gallons
OG: 1.125 FG: 1.000 %ABV: 13.4 TA: 0.–%
Sugars
25.00 lb Fresh Plums
10.00 lb Sugar
Additives
5 Campden Tablets
1.00 Tbsp Yeast nutrient
1.00 Tbsp Pectic enzyme
1.50 tsp Grape Tannin
Yeast
1.00 Packet Cote des Blancs Wine Yest

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Strawberry Wine II

August 29th, 2012 by Nate


Strawberry Wine II

Fruit Wine – Kent, WA
5 Gallons
OG: 1.080 FG: 0.994 %ABV: 10.0 TA: -.-%
Fermentables
19.5 lb Strawberry Fruit Packs, Frozen
5 lb Sugar
Yeast
1 package Montrachet Wine Yeast
Additives
2 tsp Pectic Enzyme
1 Tbsp Yeast Nutrient

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Raspberry Wine II

August 1st, 2012 by Nate


Time for another batch of raspberry wine. We have been picking raspberries and storing them in the freezer, and I’m finally getting around to making wine today. I am going to try and make the same recipe I did for my very first batch of raspberry wine, which turned out great. I will simply be scaling it up to 5 gallons.

Raspberry Wine II

Fruit Wine – Kent, WA
5 Gallons
OG: 1.090 FG: 0.996 %ABV: 12.5 TA: -.-%
Fermentables
15 lb Raspberries, Frozen
8 lb Sugar
Yeast
1 package Cote des Blancs Wine Yeast
Additives
2.5 tsp Pectic Enzyme
5 tsp Yeast Nutrient

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Guava Wine

June 26th, 2012 by Brian


Guava Wine

Fruit Wine – Bronx, NY
5 Gallons

 

OG: 1.103 FG: 1.008 ABV: 13.7% TA: -.–%
Fermentables
143.5 oz Guava Pulp
4 lbs Sugar
Additives
1/2 tsp Pectic Enzyme
Yeast
1.00 Packet Lavlin 71B-1122

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