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Old 05-08-2013, 06:01 AM   #1
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Default Earl Gray wine.

Found a recipe for a tea wine. It said you could use any tea. So I used Earl Gray.
I think its one of the fullest flavored teas out there. Or I like it. The starting SG was 1.050. It said to start at 1.040. What's that going to do to the wine?

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Old 05-08-2013, 02:26 PM   #2
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It will raise the ABV, other then that there won't be a great deal of difference.

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Old 05-08-2013, 02:29 PM   #3
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Thanks. Do you know if it would be a dry wine at that SG?

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Old 05-08-2013, 02:46 PM   #4
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What yeast were you using?

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Old 05-08-2013, 03:08 PM   #5
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Red star. Bread yeast. That's what the recipe called for. And yeast nutrient, acid blend, and campden tab.

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Old 05-08-2013, 03:11 PM   #6
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I have yeast that I use for Mead. D47 and K1V-1116. But didn't use it.

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I'm not really sure how it would act with bread yeast. I could have spoken from experience with the other two. Did you have a planned/target FG?

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Not really a target SG. But its what the recipe said. So I kinda fallowed it. I was gonna use the d 47. But really didn't know if I could.

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I also have been thinking of doing an Earl grey beer/ wine.. just wondering if you could brew it like Skeeter pee and use less of a backing sugar. Also. Could I use the yeast cake left after my pee is done

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I haven't done the Skeeter pee yet. So dont really know about that. But the Earl Gray wine smells really good I've done. It don't smell like tea anymore. I'm still waitng for it to come of age to drink. But what I've tasted off the hydrometer is really good. Ill have to try the pee next.

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