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Old 08-04-2006, 03:27 AM   #1
Feb 2006
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My uncle started growing Black Spanish grapes last year. This year he has already harvested a bunch. He has pressed and strained into 1 gallon bags which are then frozen. There is only a little pulp left in the juice and we're thinking of making some wine. There's probably 14+ gallons of joice frozen thus far, with a bunch left to press. Is it ok to use the frozen wine/pulp for wine, or will it impart an off flavor?

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Old 08-04-2006, 10:22 AM   #2
Aug 2006
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I have made wines with frozen Orange Juice that have turned out great.
I have read that freezing helps destroy pectin so this might actually be a benificial step to take.
Let the yeast feast

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Old 08-04-2006, 02:02 PM   #3
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It won't hurt the flavor directly. If you weren't planning to ferment on the skins, you probably won't notice any difference at all.
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