I planted several cucumber plants at the beginning of summer and they have....overgrown. I now have 11 1/4 lbs of cucumbers sitting on my counter. I can't eat them fast enough so I was considering making a cucumber wine. The only recipe I found online seems a bit sketchy, but it's a good start. It takes 4 lbs of cucumbers for a 1 gallon, so 11 and a bit should make 3 gallons.
I had a few questions:
I only found one recipe online. Is this a sign that it's a bad idea? I thought cucumbers would make a very mellow and light wine but would it be too mellow and light? Jack Keller's zucchini wine recipe recommends a can of Welch's grape concentrate for flavor and mouthfeel (as well as sugar).
I got a juicer a while back that I never used. Instead of crushing/boiling/steeping/etc would it make sense to use that? I read a few posts that said it will work and a few that said no.
Can I use a 5 gallon bucket for a 3 gallon batch or would that be too much headspace? I can rig up three 1 gallon jugs with airlocks if need be.