Carrot wine is delicious! - Page 3 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Winemaking Forum > Carrot wine is delicious!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-31-2013, 04:40 PM   #21
Goofynewfie
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 1,613
Liked 314 Times on 207 Posts


The O.G. Does make sense- isnt brown sugar a mix of molasses and white sugar? Should come out to about 13%. Do you plan on backsweetening? if you back sweetened with honey I think it would be a nice flavor addition, but that's easy for me to say having never seen or tasted it
__________________
You cant always be young but you can always be immature

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 05:55 PM   #22
CreamyGoodness
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
CreamyGoodness's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Ossining, NY
Posts: 7,491
Liked 2133 Times on 1409 Posts


Its all up in the air at this point, I think Ill cross that bridge a bit later. I will say this... using D-47 for the first time... those little suckers are monstrous!!
__________________
See, that's where the real story is.
In the competition for the attention of the space aliens.
Everyone's equal in the eyes of God, but the space aliens, you've got to figure they would play favorites.




YES, WE HAVE TRIED OTHER YEASTS! USE BREAD YEAST FOR JAOM!


 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 07:18 PM   #23
Goofynewfie
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 1,613
Liked 314 Times on 207 Posts


If I do this I plan on using kv-1116, my basement is on the cooler side
__________________
You cant always be young but you can always be immature

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 08:33 PM   #24
CreamyGoodness
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
CreamyGoodness's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Ossining, NY
Posts: 7,491
Liked 2133 Times on 1409 Posts


From "boil" to pitch this was an easy one. Now its all up to the yeasts and if I jump the gun for bottling...
__________________
See, that's where the real story is.
In the competition for the attention of the space aliens.
Everyone's equal in the eyes of God, but the space aliens, you've got to figure they would play favorites.




YES, WE HAVE TRIED OTHER YEASTS! USE BREAD YEAST FOR JAOM!


 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 09:02 PM   #25
Goofynewfie
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 1,613
Liked 314 Times on 207 Posts


It almost sounded too easy, like jaom, but if it turns out good it may become a regular. Sure would be cheap to make
__________________
You cant always be young but you can always be immature

 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 09:36 PM   #26
CreamyGoodness
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
CreamyGoodness's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Ossining, NY
Posts: 7,491
Liked 2133 Times on 1409 Posts


Agreed.
__________________
See, that's where the real story is.
In the competition for the attention of the space aliens.
Everyone's equal in the eyes of God, but the space aliens, you've got to figure they would play favorites.




YES, WE HAVE TRIED OTHER YEASTS! USE BREAD YEAST FOR JAOM!


 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 12:01 AM   #27
Goofynewfie
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 1,613
Liked 314 Times on 207 Posts


Did you need a blow off for this so far?
__________________
You cant always be young but you can always be immature

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 05:23 AM   #28
Gar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2013
Posts: 231
Liked 31 Times on 26 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Erroneous View Post
Aren't carrots starchy? I wonder if you're getting any sugar from them or if you could mash them somehow...
chinese yeast ball?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2013, 12:59 PM   #29
CreamyGoodness
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
CreamyGoodness's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Ossining, NY
Posts: 7,491
Liked 2133 Times on 1409 Posts


@Goofy, my God bro, if I didnt have a blowoff on the first night my brew closet would have been toast! This is high octane bubbling we have going on here! I've NEVER seen the like. Even apfelwein on its first real day of fermenting looks subdued in comparison.

@Erroneous, I gave the carrots a good 10 minute boil not knowing what else to do (didnt want them to get sulphury as veggies can if overboiled). I think the answer to this would be obtained by doing a gravity on 2 lbs of dark brown sugar in a gallon of water and seeing if it differs from the 1.1 I got when I prepared my must. Another question I dont have an answer is while it seems likely I could get more sugar from the carrots... would I want to? 13%, as Goofy calculated, is pretty respectable ABV-wise. Would making this a higher gravity wine make it more difficult to drink? This is all speculation on my part, I dont have the answers and Im not even sure if I have the right questions.
__________________
See, that's where the real story is.
In the competition for the attention of the space aliens.
Everyone's equal in the eyes of God, but the space aliens, you've got to figure they would play favorites.




YES, WE HAVE TRIED OTHER YEASTS! USE BREAD YEAST FOR JAOM!


jmichael888 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 10:32 PM   #30
littledrinky
Recipes 
 
Apr 2013
, Michigan
Posts: 13
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


Happy to find something to use all our garden carrots for. This sounds really interesting.

CreamyGoodness Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
carrot cider? BigStone777 Mead Forum 13 10-30-2014 03:52 PM
Carrot Beer? RichBrewer Recipes/Ingredients 33 03-23-2014 02:49 AM
Carrot and other Judging Comments tagz Recipes/Ingredients 5 03-20-2009 10:47 PM
Orange Carrot Sobe anyone? Ben25 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 06-11-2008 09:33 PM
Carrot wine. Orfy Winemaking Forum 8 03-28-2007 11:23 PM


Forum Jump