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cknittle 02-17-2013 11:00 AM

Ingredients for fruit wine.
Ok. So I have the equipment necessary. But what Ingredients, besides the fruit and sugar, do I need to make and bottle a fruit wine. Lets say if I wanted to make a white grape peach wine, what chemicals and additives do I need to make it successful.

Inner10 02-17-2013 12:01 PM

That's enough...but ideally

-camden to protect from oxidation
-pectic enzyme to help avoid pectic haze
-ph test kit to check acidity
-acid blend and carbonate to adjust ph
-finnings are nice if you want to speed up clearing, I like sparkolloid and bentonite.
-yeast nutrient and energizer doesn't hurt for low nutrient wines
-sorbate if you want to back sweeten

cknittle 02-17-2013 12:22 PM

Awesome! Thanks!

The sorbate, that is used to yield the yeast so it doesn't eat away ate any sugars added after fermentation to sweeten right?

WilliamSlayer 02-17-2013 12:30 PM

Yup, but it does not halt fermentation as some believe. It only prevents yeast from reproducing.

cknittle 02-17-2013 12:37 PM

So for a first batch of fruit wine, If I was doing a 1 gallon batch.

1 gallon of white peach grape juice 100%
32 oz. canned peaches in own syrup
+ the additives and chemicals previously stated.
I'm sure I could get some measurements in another forum post.

Maybe some oak chips for additional flavor?

End up being about 25$ for 1 gallon batch with some leftover chemicals. Sound about right?

dogboysdad 02-17-2013 04:20 PM

It depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you want a "peachy" wine, you may need more help. What you will likely get is a nice white wine with some peach aroma.

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