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Old 06-18-2012, 12:56 PM   #1
suzanneb
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i got about ten lbs of grapes from the grocery store that are left over from a job.
some are red some are green all are seedless.
can i just blender the heck outta them in the vitamix strain and add to some apple cider to make a grapey hard cider.
will it work? will it taste like crap??? anyone have experience with this?



 
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Old 06-18-2012, 04:02 PM   #2
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It'll work. Hell anything will work lol. Try.it and see. If its left over fruit I.would highly suggest pressing the grapes to extract juice rather than blending. You'll have a ton of muck left over. Add some pectic enzyme to help break down the cell walls.

Personally I would ferment them separately and then blend the result to see if you like the taste. If you don't thenyou have both apple cider and grape wine.

 
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:01 PM   #3
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One of these http://www.drugstore.com/tide-high-p...-bag/qxp185123 are handy for fermenting fruit. When you are ready to remove, just lift out and squeeze. I got mine at walmart

If you don't have a fruit press, freezing the fruit will break down the cell walls and help with juice extraction.

Normal recommendation is 12-16 lb grape / gallon of wine.
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