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Old 06-21-2011, 03:25 AM   #1
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Hello, i am new to brewing and i would really appreciate it if some one could tell me how to make a neutral flavored wine?

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should i use carbon filters?

How do i make it crystal clear?

What the best sugar source? table sugar? agave? dextrose? fruit? sprouted corn?

are there any wines that are neutral flavored already? if so what brands?

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Old 06-21-2011, 03:29 AM   #2
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Its called vodka. If you have a spiritmeter, you can blend it with distilled water to whatever alcohol concentration you so desire

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Old 06-21-2011, 03:30 AM   #3
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no no, i would like it fermented to taste neutral not distilled to taste neutral

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Well, table sugar and turbo yeast will give you something. But, good god, why?

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Back in my early days, we would make a distillers beer. Mods, I am not talking about actual distillation here. Anyways, we would get a 50lb sack of monohydrate dextrose aka corn sugar. We would get a pack of turbo yast (yes spelled yast) from some european country and make a decent %20 beer. It won't taste very good as it really isn't made for consumption without processing. Why would you want a neutral wine?

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i am experimenting with essences and i need a base excluding all flavors. thank you so much for the information.

Also djsethall, if i used carbon filter (a large distillers one), plus clearing agents should clean up the taste more correct?

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I can't recall the actual name of the stuff. I keep seeing references about it but I don't recall the origin either, swedish? Finnish? Hungarian?
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Alcohol-from-Common-Table-Sugar
But yeah, you can just fine it, run it through a filter and then you can use it as a neutral base for flavor tests.

Chances are though, it'd be cheaper and easier to buy cheap vodka and water it down to the wanted %. You know, unless you either want to say that you did it from scratch, or if you can't buy vodka for some sort of reason.

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i am experimenting with essences and i need a base excluding all flavors. thank you so much for the information.

Also djsethall, if i used carbon filter (a large distillers one), plus clearing agents should clean up the taste more correct?
Just use vodka for your experiments. This is beginning to sound more like a distillation experiment and the mods do not approve of this type of chatter. There are distillers forums out there.
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Is it even possible to create a neutral wine? Depending on the type of yeast used, the nutrients (or lack thereof), and temperature, won't the yeast impart it's own flavor to the wine?

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no no, no distillers talk, i am talking about the "carbon filters" that large distillation companies use or moonshiners, i was referring to cleaning the wine not distilling it. Also i going to work on my first batch today.

Thank you all so much for the help and i will keep you updated on how it goes

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