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Old 01-08-2009, 06:13 PM   #11
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Everyone loved this last time I made it, so actually going to do a full 6 gallon batch this time. Might actually let some last more than a year that way too.


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3 lbs Fresh cranberries (though I expect frozen will work too)
1/2 pint Red Grape concentrate or 1lb Dark Raisins
7 pints Water
2 1/2 lbs sugar (adjust as needed to hit 1.100 SG)
1/2 tsp pectic Enzyme
1/2 tsp Energizer
1 Campden Tablet
1 pkg Yeast


Use only well-ripened but sound fruit. Wash and place fruit in nylon straining bag. Press, crush and strain out juice into primary fermenter. Keeping all pulp in bag (add chopped raisins, if used), tiie top and place in primary. 2. Stir in all other ingredients EXCEPT yeast. Cover primary. 3. After 24 hrs, add yeast. Cover primary. 4. Stir daily, checking SG and press pulp lightly to aid extraction. 5. When ferment reaches 1.030 (about 5 days), strain juice lightly from bag. Syphon wine off sediment into glass jug secondary. Attach airlock. 6. When ferment is complete (SG has dropped to 1.000 -- about 3 weeks), syphon off sediment into clean secondary. Reattach Lock. 7. Syphon again in 2 months and again if necessary until clear before bottling.

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Old 01-14-2009, 12:26 AM   #12
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Here is a recipe that I have tried in a one gallon batch that I am going to do in a 6 gallon batch next week.

1lb fresh cranberries frozen and thawed
2 cans Old Orchard cranberry concentrate
3 cups sugar
1 lb honey
1 tsp yeast nutrient
1 campden tablet
1 tsp acid blend
water to 1 gallon
SG was 1.081
Preimer Curvee yeast
9 days later sg at .995 rack to secondary with airlock and now settling nicely. Tastes a bit hot but the cranberry tartness is noticeable. I like wines that are dry and not to sweet.

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Old 01-14-2009, 02:04 AM   #13
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Last falls batches should be ready for Christmas '09:

8/26/08 mulitberry melomel, OG 1.130
10/5/08 Cayuga White, 1.090
10/7/08 mead, 1.127
10/?/08 vanilla cinnamon methoglyn, 1.120+
10/19/08 Reisling
10/20/08 Traminette Pyment, 1.126

And a few others that are still waiting to be bottled.

I think I'll give wine as gifts again this year.

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Old 01-14-2009, 02:26 AM   #14
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ooo, the methoglyn sounds relaly good.

Heh, I know everyoner eally appreciated wine in the past when I gave it. Err, well, mstly. c ouple weren't appreciated, but they were ones I didn't like either.

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Old 01-16-2009, 12:41 AM   #15
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Im really thinking about a few gallons of candy cane wine especially with the post x-mas cane prices.

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