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Old 01-09-2010, 04:52 PM   #1
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I am preparing to start another 5 gal batch of my concord grape jelly wine, since everyone who tries it loves it and it is easy to make. I have had mixed sucess with other recipes. My question is can I replace the sugar with dextrose, and if so , in what ratio? I have found a cheap local supplier onf dextrose and it desolves much better than sugar. Are there any other advantages or disadvantages? Thanks in advance, Felix
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:54 PM   #2
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There's no disadvantage that I can think of. I'd use whichever is cheaper. In my case, that's table sugar (sucrose) but I wouldn't think twice about using dextrose for wine.
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how much sugar and jelly do you put in your must? i made a strawberry from jam and got sg to 1.090 in a 5 gallon batch without no sugar, just by adding 14 pounds of jam.
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I use 15lbs of walmart grape jelly and 5 lbs of sugar as per a posted recipe and have a drinkable wine in about 7 weeks that has ends up being 22-24 proof. I have made 3 batchs by this recipe and while being a little sweet, it is very drinkable and I have people asking to buy all I will sell as one bottle is never enough.My other wines have not had such great sucess, and I have found that it can be made in one carboy since I have no real pulp( no real need to re-rack) My final cost is about $.80 per 750 ltr. bottle plus the bottle. Great wine to make for a beginner after you realize how much those "kits" really cost! Good luck, Felix
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