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Old 07-16-2009, 05:01 PM   #1
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So I decided to try the same type of receipe as edworts apfelwein, but instead of just apple juice and sugar I'm gonna replace it with just straight welchs grape juice. I wanted to use the same type of yeast and add a little more sugar so that it comes out to around 14% since the grape juice has about double the sugar as the apple.

Anyone try this simple wine? Any suggestions?



 
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:10 PM   #2
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I think someone's done something... similar.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f79/welc...ce-wine-21093/


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Old 07-16-2009, 06:48 PM   #3
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I've made apfelwein with a half gallon of purple Welch's and 2-3 frozen Welch's concentrate cans in a 6gal batch. That usually turns out pretty well. I've made the above Welch's recipe which is also good. I have a white grape Welch's batch just starting it's time in secondary now too.

 
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:32 PM   #4
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Yeah I'm gonna do a white soon too. Now I can look at juice in a whole different way when I go to the store.

 
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:17 PM   #5
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Yeah I'm gonna do a white soon too. Now I can look at juice in a whole different way when I go to the store.
There are lots of 100% juices in the freezer section! Apple/cranberry, apple/raspberry, grape/cran, etc. They all work fine, as long as there is no preservatives in them (except for ascorbic acid). You can use a one gallon (4L) Carlo Rossi jug with a #6 stopper and an airlock and go crazy!
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:19 PM   #6
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There are lots of 100% juices in the freezer section! Apple/cranberry, apple/raspberry, grape/cran, etc. They all work fine, as long as there is no preservatives in them (except for ascorbic acid). You can use a one gallon (4L) Carlo Rossi jug with a #6 stopper and an airlock and go crazy!
Not to hijack the thread or nothin..... but do folks repitch wine yeast ever? Using that idea with the one gallon jug, I wonder if you could just throw your next load of juice on the yeast from the last one.
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Not to hijack the thread or nothin..... but do folks repitch wine yeast ever? Using that idea with the one gallon jug, I wonder if you could just throw your next load of juice on the yeast from the last one.
No, I haven't. Wine yeast is from $.49-.79 per pack and wine lees taste pretty bad. I don't know how that would work, but if you did it in primary (after only 5 days), it might be ok.

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And, oh, that was such a hijack!
Well, it wasn't really on the OP's topic.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:51 PM   #9
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Yooperbrew,

You said I think in the other post that the fermentation is fierce right? I was gonna just use a 5 gal glass carboy and fill it up. I did it with the apfelwein and there was no problem with over flow but I haven't used grape juice.

 
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:42 PM   #10
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due to the alcohol levels being more stressful the yeast I've never seen anyone talk about washing it or pitching another batch on top.

a grapewein might need a little acid blend. might. the grape concentrate recipe I used called for a little acid blend in primary.

it hasn't been bottled yet so i cannot comment on the final result.


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