A while back I made a batch of mixed fruit wine, my 1st attempt and was quite amazed at how it has turned out so I thought I'd try my hand at something different this time.
I just started a new wine and thought i would post here for any suggestions.. I know i have done this backwards by already getting the wine going then asking for suggestions but it's done now
Recipe for approx 3 gallons:
7.7 lb (3.5 kg) Bananas (very ripe)
2.2 lb (1 kg) Raisins (not the golden ones)
3.3 lb (1.5 kg) Brewers sugar
70 grams (approx) Ginger root
220 gram bottle of white grape juice concentrate
Literally, things I had floating about the kitchen, thought i would put them to some use. I didnt have any acid blend so substituted the white grape juice concentrate and a dash of lemon/lime juice. (my main concern)
I simmered the sliced bananas for almost hour on a very low heat, didn't have any kind of cloth bag to use as a strainer so just put the pulped fruit straight in to the main bucket and gave them a good whisk to break them all up. around 3 gallons in there now total.
Just waiting for it to cool then i will add a teaspoon of pectolase, nutrients and bring the yeast in..
(I should add, I dont have any campden tablets so made doubly sure of good sanitization, boiling and sodium percarbinate solution for all the equipment used)
Ive seen various recipes and thought id add a little bit of a zing with the ginger and see how it goes...
so what do you think? will it be ok? what to do with it next? or any suggestions for next time?