Originally Posted by kiwi74
Was just looking for an easy, quick, but good tasting wine. That tomato batch had me so I couldn't think rite. What a nightmare!!! So if anyone has a recipe that involves watermelon, melon, easy, good tasting, did I say easy?, quick, maybe 5 gal. or so. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Looking for a good but fast wine is a little like looking for a good but fast girl. It might taste good for the moment but it will lack the flavor and elegance of maturity.
I suggest a strategy of making wines that will be fun to drink early, and to also build wines worthy of a longer term commitment.
How about a quick, cheap, easy and very yummy blackberry jam wine that you can drink early but also gets better with time?
Visit WallyWorld to buy
16 - 1.2 lb. jars of blackberry jam for a 6 gallon batch
6 lbs. of sugar
water to 6.5 gallons, mix thoroughly and add
6 tsp. acid blend
1/2 tsp. wine tannin
6 tsp. pectic enzyme
6 tsp. yeast nutrient
Variations on this recipe should work fine. I make this wine with ~5-8 lbs. of fermented red wine grape skins which adds tannins and grape character.
It's OK to get creative. Fruit, sugar, and yeast makes wine. If you follow good sanitation practices, you can make wine that tastes good on the first time out.