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Old 09-05-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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I was home visiting my folks in southeastern NC over the holidy weekend and picked 3 gallon freezer bags of red muscadine grapes. A quick google search did not yeild much. I found these to links...

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/5-seaso...ine-ale/79259/

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/musc...recipes-37111/

Anyone experimented with Muscadines, or if you know the flavor of the Muscadine reds, do you have a recommendation on a beer I should use? Dark...light. I would really like the grape flavor to come through as much as possible so I am leaning toward something light. Either an American Aile, or Belgium Wit.

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Old 09-06-2012, 12:39 AM   #2
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i would skip the beer and make mead with them. i am from mississippi and muscadines are fantastic by themselves. ofcourse you know this too but i thought i would add my two cents since i don't have a good ale recipe for them. 3 gallon bags of muscadines sounds really great! enjoy!

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Old 09-06-2012, 12:21 PM   #3
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...thanks for the suggestion chips. My family has a winery, so I have all the sweet wine I can drink! Really want to try something different with it.

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You could do a close clone of Midas Touch:

http://www.byo.com/stories/recipeind...as-touch-clone

And if you wanted to go sour, you'd probably have to adjust the ABV some but 3 freezer bags of Muscadines aren't going to equal 2 lbs of Muscat grape concentrate.

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Old 09-06-2012, 01:50 PM   #5
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...3 freezer bags of Muscadines aren't going to equal 2 lbs of Muscat grape concentrate.
Thanks for the link. I will probably do a half batch, so with 3 gallons (rather than 5) I should have more grape flavor.
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