Home Brew Forums > Recipe Database > HomeBrewTalk.com Recipe Database > Wine > Banana Wine

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-10-2011, 02:49 PM   #131
NerdyMarie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Twin Cities
Posts: 78
Liked 7 Times on 5 Posts

Default


Wow! The progression on this wine is unbelievable!

Going from the dishwater look to clarification wasn't gradual at all. It went from dishwater to clear with a thin layer of sediment in the course of less than a week!

__________________

Wines in Primary: Lychee, Pomegranate, Fig, Rose Hip, Iced tea "wine", Ginger tea, Cuties Mead 2.0, Date Melomel

Wines in Secondary: Mango Pulp 2.1, Frankenstein, Cranberry-Cuties Holiday, Pear, Mint, Bochet, Banana

Wines Bottled: Cranberry, Lemon, Mango 1.0, Mixed Fruit, Strawberry, Lingonberry, Lingonberry-Blueberry, Cuties Mead, Watermelon 1.0, Watermelon 2.0, Pear Mead, Mixed Berry, Cherry, Cantaloupe, Blueberry

Kegged: Apple Cider

NerdyMarie is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-07-2011, 11:21 PM   #132
sockozz
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Austin
Posts: 21
Default


Today is the one year anniversary of making my first batch of this banana wine. I stole a little sample of it from the fermenter today, and I must say this is some great tasting wine. It is still a little rocket fueley at this point but there is a definite banana flavor with some residual sweetness and like so many before me have said, it went from cloudy mop water to crystal clear in no time. The difference is astounding. After racking so many times there is no more sediment so I plan on bottling it soon. After it is bottled I can't wait to see how it tastes in another year!

__________________
I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger
sockozz is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-08-2011, 12:37 PM   #133
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Upper Michigan
Posts: 58,722
Liked 3874 Times on 2829 Posts
Likes Given: 648

Default


Thanks for reporting back! We're out of this wine, and I keep thinking I'm going to start a new batch, but I just keep waiting for bananas to go on sale. Darn it- I should just buy the bananas and get started already, when I read these posts and remember how much we love this wine!

__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006
Yooper is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-08-2011, 08:26 PM   #134
Xcorpia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hudson
Posts: 264
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by yooper
thanks for reporting back! We're out of this wine, and i keep thinking i'm going to start a new batch, but i just keep waiting for bananas to go on sale. Darn it- i should just buy the bananas and get started already, when i read these posts and remember how much we love this wine!
+1
__________________
If I eat enough preservatives I can last forever.
Xcorpia is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-08-2011, 08:45 PM   #135
Smburnette
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Harlan
Posts: 61
Default


I foresee this in the close future!

__________________
Smburnette is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-10-2011, 03:00 PM   #136
Four
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Palm Bay
Posts: 7
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default


So i read this entire thread yesterday, and I was inspired. . . Although i dont think it's technically a wine anymore, maybe something of a braggot? If anyone has an idea of what to call this feel free to let me know. . . Also this is my first post^^.

Pictures of the brewing day are in a link at the bottom

Ingredients

  • 3.3lbs of Hefe-Extract (wheat!)
  • ~20lbs of Banana
  • 3lbs of Honey
  • 3lbs of Raisins
  • .5 gallon Apple Juice (the starter)
  • 6oz Hopps (Local hops grown by a local homebrewer)
  • EC-1118 (yaay)

Recipe
Boil 3 galons of water. Bring down the heat to below simmer. Mix in Hefe-Extract for a few minutes, then put the hopps in a bag and put them into the wort, turn the heat back up to a simmer. Leave hop-bag in for 15-20min, then throw it out, crash-cool the wort. Toss all that in the brewing bucket. Take bananas, toss into large pot on the stove, turn the heat WAY up, mash the **** out a the banana. I had to actually do this tree times, because i had so much banana. . which led to me having to much liquid in the primary, i had like 6.3 gallons in a 6.5 gallon bucket, in the future i'd make a 1.5-2gallon wort to compensate. Take the banana pure and pour on top of wort, then pitch yeast. The 3lbs of honey and 3lbs of raisins are going to go into the secondary.

I woke up this morning to a mess, because i tried to use a bubbler (I was tired!) so i cleaned up all the banana / krausen that was on the floor, and added a blowoff tube, hopy crap the thing is bubbling like mad!

Pictures!
__________________
Four is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-16-2011, 12:45 PM   #137
WIMARIPA
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 147
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default


I like the idea of a banana braggot. Were those hops fresh/ wet? Otherwise that seems like a lot of hops for something where I would want the banana and wheat to shine through.

__________________
WIMARIPA is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-17-2011, 10:19 AM   #138
oldmate
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
oldmate's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Sydney
Posts: 869
Liked 15 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default


Four, I don't understand what fermentables other than the banana are going to be in your primary? As soon as you add the honey in it will just take off again and might strip some taste of the bananas out?

P.s. I'm so happy I started this in Sept. last year, the floods in QLD have raised banana prices sky high, almost $14 a kg. I bought 7 kg for $14 almost this time last year

__________________
Primary: Cherry Melomel

Secondary:

Bottled: JAOM, Amber Ale
oldmate is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-18-2011, 02:10 AM   #139
Four
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Palm Bay
Posts: 7
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default


Quote:
Originally Posted by oldmate View Post
Four, I don't understand what fermentables other than the banana are going to be in your primary? As soon as you add the honey in it will just take off again and might strip some taste of the bananas out?

P.s. I'm so happy I started this in Sept. last year, the floods in QLD have raised banana prices sky high, almost $14 a kg. I bought 7 kg for $14 almost this time last year
3.3lbs of wheat extract. Honestly I meant to have the honey in there as well but it got to unmanageable. There is a loot of banana though, since I didn't just seep it, I left them all in
__________________
Four is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-20-2011, 09:43 PM   #140
docubus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Johnson City
Posts: 14
Default


According to your instructions, Yooper, you don't top off with water immediately? Am I reading that correctly?

__________________
docubus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First time wine brewer-banana wine? Ky-Ale Wine Making Forum 7 03-18-2014 12:07 AM
Banana wine with some vanilla...? Pbh187 Wine Making Forum 2 05-03-2009 12:30 PM
banana wine for blending. fun_ny_farm Wine Making Forum 3 01-30-2009 01:31 AM
banana wine question Muntzster Wine Making Forum 4 10-15-2006 03:31 PM
Ginger & Banana Wine Brew chick Wine Making Forum 5 03-04-2006 09:03 PM