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Old 09-03-2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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I have just bottled a batch of Cherry/Lemon wine roughly based on the Skeeter Pee recipe. The wine cleared great however, with a ABV of 10% it has an alcohol taste and smell. I'm expecting this will have to age 3 months to be able to drink. Did i do something wrong or is there a way to fix this other than time?

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:00 AM   #2
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backsweeten it with some cherry juice, thats about all you can do. age will probably help it too, id keep it in a carboy and wait about 6 months, try it and if it is still rocket fuel then id go ahead and stabalize and backsweeten.

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Old 09-05-2012, 04:17 PM   #3
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I have been using Red Star Premier Covee yeast for my wines, which always seem to have quite a bite or off taste. Is this a characteristic of this type of yeast? Which yeast would give better results?

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Old 09-06-2012, 03:07 AM   #4
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montrachet yeast seems to always leave my wines sweeter then other wines, give it a go i bet it would be good with cherry

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