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Old 02-19-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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Ok i just bought a wine equipment kit and it came with recipe book. Me and my fiance was looking thru it and decided on this recipe but all 1gal recipe.

14-16lbs apples or 1 gal of juice
1lb sugar
1 1/2 tsp acid blend
1/2 tsp pectic enzyme
1/4 tsp tannin
1 tsp nutrient
1 campden tablet, crushed
1 pkg of champ. yeast
later: 1 tsp of anti-oxidant

How do i got about making it 5 gal recipe? multiply everything by 5? do i really need 80lbs of apples if i do?

 
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:57 PM   #2
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It confuses me too,I like this question but also does it massively affect the taste if the mix is....40%/60% water-juice

 
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:36 PM   #3
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Yes, multiply everything by five except for the yeast. A packet of yeast will be good for a five gallon batch.
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Old 02-20-2012, 12:40 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by ashfatboy
It confuses me too,I like this question but also does it massively affect the taste if the mix is....40%/60% water-juice
Pretty much, yes. It depends what you're making though. This recipe calls for juice and it would preferable to top up the liquid lost from racking with either more juice or a similar wine.

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Old 02-21-2012, 12:19 AM   #5
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But 80lbs of apples is alot lol

 
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:00 AM   #6
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That is totally accurate. It takes 14-16 pounds of apples to make one gallon of juice, so yes if you want to make 5 gallons of juice you would need to juice 70 to 80 pounds of apples.
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