Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > rocket fuel
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-09-2009, 02:05 AM   #1
outdoorsmadness
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: snellville ga
Posts: 52
Default rocket fuel

i stabilized my blackberry wine to day, and tasted it and realized i made a batch of rocket fuel. og was 1.092 and fg was .960 i figured about 12.5 % but didnt realize it would be that strong its harsh to the throat and numbs your tounge, its been about 10 weeks since i started the wine . is this normal? will ageing mellow it out? i plan on backsweetening it will that help? if so about how long will it be before its drinkable?

thanks


outdoorsmadness is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 02:33 AM   #2
outdoorsmadness
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: snellville ga
Posts: 52
Default

i did add the potasium sorbate and the campden before i tasted could this caused the numbness? its been about 2 hours since i tasted and tounge is still slightly numb.


outdoorsmadness is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 03:39 AM   #3
Beernik
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: salt lake city, ut
Posts: 3,538
Liked 497 Times on 364 Posts
Likes Given: 36

Default

"Hotness" is typically fusel alcohols. They are can be a product of too warm of a fermentation.

Young meads are notorious for tasting like rocket fuel. I'm not familiar enough with fruit wines to know if it's typical or not. But, a lot of it should condition out over time.
__________________
It's a bad sign when you're going away party resembles an open casket funeral where everyone showed up to make sure the body really is in the coffin.
Beernik is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 11:24 AM   #4
outdoorsmadness
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: snellville ga
Posts: 52
Default

i kept it in my cellar which stays about 67 degrees i thought that would be fine, is that to warm?
outdoorsmadness is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2009, 11:29 AM   #5
summersolstice
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central Nebraska, USA
Posts: 1,515
Liked 23 Times on 16 Posts

Default

Yes, it'll be fine in 10-12 months. One way to avoid the alcohol harshness is to backsweeten a little, In fact, you could try adding a little sugar to a bottle, shake it up, and allow it to sit a few minutes. Otherwise, aging is the answer.
summersolstice is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2009, 12:11 AM   #6
outdoorsmadness
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: snellville ga
Posts: 52
Default

i plan on sweetening after this weekend and bottleing i will age some but am anxious to drink, this is my first batch ever.
outdoorsmadness is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2009, 01:45 AM   #7
Yooper
Ale's What Cures You!
HBT_ADMIN.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yooper's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UP of Michigan
Posts: 65,987
Liked 6218 Times on 4430 Posts
Likes Given: 1668

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by outdoorsmadness View Post
i plan on sweetening after this weekend and bottleing i will age some but am anxious to drink, this is my first batch ever.
Well, with an OG of 1.092 and a FG of .996 (I'm sure .960 is a typo, and you meant .996), that's an ABV of 12.6%, which is fine. It'll taste "hot" for a year or two. Wine really can't be rushed. If you want to make something quicker to drink, a lower ABV cider or wine would probably be more satisfactory.

I made a blackberry wine with about the same ABV% in May 2006. It's starting to be pretty good now, but still a little "hot". In another six months or so, it should be about perfect. Blackberry wines are great, but if they are over about 10%, it takes a couple of years for them to be really drinkable.
__________________
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

Follow me on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
But I'm pretty boring so don't expect much!
https://www.facebook.com/lorena.t.evans
Yooper is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2009, 02:46 AM   #8
outdoorsmadness
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: snellville ga
Posts: 52
Default

i back sweeten my fuel today 1.75 lbs sugar in a 3 gallon batch, medium sweet, it taste good but still a harsh bite.


outdoorsmadness is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rocket Fuel IrritableGourmet Wine Making Forum 7 10-23-2009 02:15 PM
Smells like rocket fuel? justinh85 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 06-06-2009 03:18 AM
first time near beer, this time rocket fuel GranillaNutz Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 04-20-2009 12:22 PM
Red Rocket... YUM rabidgerbil Commercial Brew Discussion 2 04-26-2008 09:11 PM
Interesting Recipe i found for Rocket Fuel efreem01 Recipes/Ingredients 3 03-21-2007 02:47 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS