I'm really getting into Port lately, and I thought it would be fun to make a few 1 gallon batches of some fruit port.
Here's what I have so far for a peach recipe:
Yeast (not sure what kind yet)
6 lbs peaches
1 Can White Welch's Grape Juice Concentrate
Sugar go SG 1.090
3" cinnamon stick
Water to 1 gallon
Chop peaches with skin (discard pits), add grape juice concentrate, cinnamon stick, sugar, campden, DAP, water.
Let sit 12 hrs.
12 hrs later, add yeast.
Moniror SG until it reaches 1.030. This will be 8%.
Add everclear to reach 18%.
Let sit a few days to let everything settle and to extract more flavor from the peaches and cinnamon.
Rack, and keep racking until clear. I expect to let this age for about a year or so.
I may add some vanilla to this after some aging. Not sure, though.
The same basic recipe would be used for a Chocolate Banana (6 lbs bananas, Ghirardelli chocolate powder).
How does the recipe sound? Has anyone made a peach port or something similar before?