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Old 09-21-2012, 02:00 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 09-21-2012, 02:08 AM   #2
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Any juice wine should be pretty easy, and quicker than fruit. Apple and grape seem to be the most popular, but if it can be fermented, they've tried it. The kits are probably your best bet for honestly good and quick wine... Not cheap though.

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Thanks, I will definitely check into it. I have

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I have a Welch's juice recipe posted, as well as a recipe for apple juice (all store bought) that are easy are quick. Well, quick for wine, anyway. Joe's Ancient Orange Mead is another quick but good one.

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"Good" and "Fast" are mutually exclusive terms when talking about wine.

Unless you consider 3 months to be "fast". Mist-style kits are ready in about that long. Some are surprisingly good!

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What is a " mist"? Is it like a wine cooler or something lite alcohol?

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What is a " mist"? Is it like a wine cooler or something lite alcohol?
Yes, kit manufacturers make "wine cooler" like wines. Wildberry shiraz or blackberry merlot are my favs. Peach chardonnay is crowd pleaser!
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Can you just order these on-line or where can you get these?

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Can you just order these on-line or where can you get these?
Either online or at your local homebrew shop. Keep in mind that the box is fairly heavy and shipping can be expensive, so be sure you compare TOTAL costs. My LHBS ends up costing about the same as online+shipping, and I like supporting them.
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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
Kv1116 yeast

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.
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