Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Beer recipe with Chardonnay or Red Wine grapes?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-15-2014, 05:02 AM   #1
seagondollar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 11
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default Beer recipe with Chardonnay or Red Wine grapes?

Ive had quite a few beers lately that have had either chardonnay grapes or zinfendale grapes brewed with them, and im curious how to go about it, or has anyone tried this yet?

__________________
seagondollar is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-16-2014, 08:16 PM   #2
chad_
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 113
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

I'm really interested in this as well! How/where can you get grapes and then do you put them in whole, puree them?

__________________
Pimary #1: Trippel
Primary #2: Summer Berliner Weisse
Primary #3: Belgian Quad
Souring: Sour Red, Sour White, Sour Black, Saison brett, Farmhouse Saison
Bottled: Saison, Nelson saison, Sour Brett Saison
Waiting: Dubbel, Belma Pale, Dark Saison
chad_ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-17-2014, 08:30 PM   #3
David_Trucks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 119
Liked 9 Times on 5 Posts

Default

I just ran into a neighbor down the road, who offered me a bunch of his table grapes for free and my first thought was, "how can I incorporate these into beer?"

So I was thinking of taking a pale ale recipe and simply racking it onto sanitized (by heating/boiling) table grapes. Maybe just a couple of pounds for a 5 gallon batch? I shall research this further...


Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

__________________
David_Trucks is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-17-2014, 11:40 PM   #4
ArkotRamathorn
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 234
Liked 30 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default

I was recently contemplating this as well.

My involved 5ish lbs of grapes (concord or wild if I can find a good vine/patch). Was going to wash them off good then throw them in a big zip lock bag and freeze them for a couple days, then mash the up, sulfite them, leave them overnight. Next day I was going to brew up a 3.5-4 gallon recipe of an American Pale Ale (pretty basic 2-row, tiny bit of crystal 40-60l, with some wakatu for late addition aroma hops). Throw the mashed up grapes at the bottom of the fermenter and pour the wort on top of this, stir it up real good, pitch and let it ride. I figure because the grapes are going to be so crazy fermentable I want them in primary.

__________________
ArkotRamathorn is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-17-2014, 11:48 PM   #5
seagondollar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 11
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I feel like the beer i tried was literally a simple 2 row and crystal 80 combo with zinfindale puree'd grapes added all together beginning at primary. At least thats what i got out of the brewer who brewed this particular beer. It ended up being about 11% abv, with a nice dry finish.

__________________
seagondollar is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-18-2014, 02:58 AM   #6
David_Trucks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 119
Liked 9 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by seagondollar View Post
I feel like the beer i tried was literally a simple 2 row and crystal 80 combo with zinfindale puree'd grapes added all together beginning at primary. At least thats what i got out of the brewer who brewed this particular beer. It ended up being about 11% abv, with a nice dry finish.

Any ideas on the type of yeast used?


Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
__________________
David_Trucks is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-18-2014, 02:59 AM   #7
David_Trucks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 119
Liked 9 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by seagondollar View Post
I feel like the beer i tried was literally a simple 2 row and crystal 80 combo with zinfindale puree'd grapes added all together beginning at primary. At least thats what i got out of the brewer who brewed this particular beer. It ended up being about 11% abv, with a nice dry finish.

Any ideas on the type of yeast used?



Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
__________________
David_Trucks is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-18-2014, 03:00 AM   #8
David_Trucks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 119
Liked 9 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by seagondollar View Post
I feel like the beer i tried was literally a simple 2 row and crystal 80 combo with zinfindale puree'd grapes added all together beginning at primary. At least thats what i got out of the brewer who brewed this particular beer. It ended up being about 11% abv, with a nice dry finish.

Any ideas on the type of yeast used?




Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
__________________
David_Trucks is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-18-2014, 03:01 AM   #9
David_Trucks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 119
Liked 9 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Any ideas on what type of yeast to use?


Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew

__________________
David_Trucks is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-19-2014, 10:13 PM   #10
seagondollar
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 11
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by David_Trucks View Post
Any ideas on what type of yeast to use?


Sent from my iPhone using Home Brew
I would imagine an ale yeast. Wine yeast I would imagine could finish too dry. The one I tried was probably like a 1.086 OG and a 1.008 FG roughly. It was 11% or so. I would guess that because he said all his beers finish around 1.008ish, as he goes for a drier finish to his beers.
__________________
seagondollar is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Got the Grapes -- I'm Making Chardonnay Wine! adiochiro3 Wine Making Forum 4 09-21-2013 01:49 AM
wine grapes in beer CTolino Recipes/Ingredients 9 04-21-2013 02:22 PM
Chardonnay-like Fruit Wine DKershner Wine Making Forum 6 08-14-2010 03:08 AM
Chardonnay Style Homemade Wine? Any suggestions? Henny Wine Making Forum 3 07-22-2010 03:04 AM
For Sale - Moments Chardonnay Wine Kit peilhauer For Sale 0 02-20-2010 07:07 PM