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Old 10-14-2009, 05:13 PM   #1
Tim Rhoads
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Sep 2007
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Why do most pear wine recipes call for raisins? Do they just add sweetness? Should one omit the raisins if they are shooting for a dryer wine? Thanks

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Old 10-14-2009, 05:24 PM   #2
Sep 2009
Nashville, TN
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they add tannins and extra nutrients for the yeast to munch on.
Primary: 5 gal Joe's Ancient Orange Mead

Secondary: 5.5 gal Apfelwein variation, 1 gal Dandelion Metheglin

Bottled/Aging: Strawberry Wine, Brandon O's Graff

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