All Grain Yeast:
Montrachet Batch Size (Gallons):
5 Original Gravity:
1.120 Final Gravity:
1.006 Boiling Time (Minutes):
Dark Red Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
7 @ Room Temp Additional Fermentation:
NA Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
30-60 Room Temp Tasting Notes:
2 cans cherry pie filling
1 can blueberry pie filling
4 containers frozen grape concentrate
1 gal cranberry juice
1/2 tbls nutrient
1/2 tbls energizer
1 tbls pectic Enzyme
1pkt Montrachet yeast
Water to 5.5 gal
1) dissolve sugar in 1-2 gallons of warm water on stove and set aside in pot
2) add pie fillings, concentrate and half of the cranberry juice to the brew bucket.
3) Add nutrient, energizer, and enzyme to the half of the cranberry juice still in the jug and shake like crazy to dissolve and aerate. Add to brew bucket.
4) Pitch in the sugar solution. Then use warm/cool water to bring the total volume to 5.5-6.0 gal and the temperature to about room temp.
5) let sit about 12 hours while the pectic enzyme does it's work.
.... 12 hours later
6) use about 2 cups of the solution to start your yeast in a small jar or cup. After it's frothy, swirl, pitch and give a quick stir.
7) cover and wait about a week. I accutally use a lid and airlock, but some people like to just cover with a towel or cheese cloth.
.... 7(ish) days later
8) use a wire strainer to scoop out the floating fruit. I save this in the freezer, it makes AMAZING pie.
9) rerack to a 5gal carboy and a half-gal (or similar) small jug. The small jug will be used for topping up on subsequent rerackings.
10) Rack and treat as other wines until clear.
Sat in an Ale Pail on my kitchen counter for a week. Regular room temp 70F-75F
Used blue plastic water jug (the type found at lowes etc). Already had a debate in another thread about oxygen permeability, and yeast settling but it ended up not being any problem (at least that I could taste or see).
Stabilized a week prior to bottling by racking onto 5 crushed campden tablets and just shy of a tablespoon of of sorbate.
~~Moral of the story~~
Cheap. SWEET. Enjoyed by all.