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Old 04-24-2014, 08:53 PM   #1
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Wikihow has things on how to make all kinds of alcohols including wine.

One of the things on making wine calls for 70 pounds of grapes.

If the people in my story don't just want wine from grapes but some other fruits can they just use 70 pounds of a particular fruit or are they going to have to do some conversions to get the same amount of wine?

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Each fruit uses a different amount of fruit. Part of the reason is that some fruits (apples) are less juicy than others (oranges), but another part of the reason is that some fruits are so acidic that you have to dilute them a bit with water to make wine that is palatable.

For apple wine, I use 6 pounds of fruit per gallon of wine, but for chokecherry wine I use about 2.5 pounds per gallon, and dilute with water to make up the liquid for a gallon.

Most non-wine-grape wines will need sugar added to boost the amount of sugar in the must, in order to get an acceptable amount of alcohol in the wine. One of the few fruits around that has enough sugar to ferment just the fruit itself and then press is the wine grape.

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Not sure what kind of story, but sugar can be dissolved in water and fermented without fruit, albeit with less than wonderful results.

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My story is a Sci Fi story. I am now in that group of chapters where the 2 adults there who are married are building a city on this planet that is young and habitable(I mean less than 4.5 billion years old) and the child is learning piano, math, science, and language.

They are right now building a city like Memphis TN but with all electricity being renewable instead of a hybrid renewable and non-renewable like we have right now.

In fact they are in that area that is going to be the new Memphis TN from the time that they land all the way back in the 3rd chapter

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Huge sci-fi reader. Get your story on Amazon and sell it for $3. Tons of stories available.

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Then they will want to grow elderberries, they provide lots of medicinals and make a fine wine, 100% juice (10lb fruit/gal) all the way down to 3lb fruit/gal of wine. When I go to a new planet one thing I always plant is some elderberries, I know some people frown upon introducing new species to other worlds but hey, as soon as you step out of your suit you the human are an introduced species, you might as well plant something that is useful in so many different ways, wine being just one of them. WVMJ

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Blackberries.

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