Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Brandy
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-28-2012, 10:10 PM   #21
kpr121
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kpr121's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,107
Liked 121 Times on 106 Posts
Likes Given: 162

Default

Made the recipe in my above post but substituted 12 lbs of frozen blueberries instead of peaches (costco was out of frozen peaches). I used 5 lbs of sugar to start, and will add 5 more later in the ferment.

I also bought 2 gallons of canned Del Monte peaches, I might give that a try as well when a fermenter frees up.


__________________
Ferm Chamber on top of Keezer / Through Wall / All in One Build


Primary: Two Hearted Clone[B]
Secondary: Table Red Wine, Table White Wine
Kegged:Oberon Clone, "Campfire" Hoppy Red Ale, Brown Trout Stout, Cider
Bottled: Random stuff(Cider, Mead, Wines)
Bulk Aging: Red wine, Blueberry "Brandy"
Up Next: Citra Blonde, Kolsch, IPA, IPA, IPA
kpr121 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 10:36 AM   #22
kpr121
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kpr121's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,107
Liked 121 Times on 106 Posts
Likes Given: 162

Default

Well I just tested this blueberry yesterday and the FG was around 0.996. I figure that puts me somewhere near 13-15%. I wasnt expecting the bread yeast to suck it dry, but c'est le vie. Does anyone have a rough estimate on how much sugar the blueberries could have added?

Here's what I came up with for blending, scaled up based on my shot glass and postal scale measurements:
-5 gallons blueberry 'wine' (FG 0.996)
-1.5 gallon 80 proof vodka
-12 lb table sugar
-tannin to taste (I couldnt measure the sprinkling I did but the tannin helped cut the acidity and smooth the alcohol a bit)

The vodka bumps this up to around 20% abv (40 proof) and turns this into a nice sipper. I think the abv is high enough to kill of the yeast but I may add k meta and sorbate just in case, the meta will also help minimize oxidation.

I have to say that this stuff tastes pretty damn good! I think I might also try to age a portion of it on some oak, I might even toast some of it to try to get a bit of a whiskey flavor.


__________________
Ferm Chamber on top of Keezer / Through Wall / All in One Build


Primary: Two Hearted Clone[B]
Secondary: Table Red Wine, Table White Wine
Kegged:Oberon Clone, "Campfire" Hoppy Red Ale, Brown Trout Stout, Cider
Bottled: Random stuff(Cider, Mead, Wines)
Bulk Aging: Red wine, Blueberry "Brandy"
Up Next: Citra Blonde, Kolsch, IPA, IPA, IPA
kpr121 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2013, 11:04 AM   #23
kpr121
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
kpr121's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,107
Liked 121 Times on 106 Posts
Likes Given: 162

Default

Okay after tasting the blend a bit more I think I will drop the sugar to 10 lbs. It was a little cloying. In fact I will probably end up adding parts at a time to make sure the ratios scale up correctly.
__________________
Ferm Chamber on top of Keezer / Through Wall / All in One Build


Primary: Two Hearted Clone[B]
Secondary: Table Red Wine, Table White Wine
Kegged:Oberon Clone, "Campfire" Hoppy Red Ale, Brown Trout Stout, Cider
Bottled: Random stuff(Cider, Mead, Wines)
Bulk Aging: Red wine, Blueberry "Brandy"
Up Next: Citra Blonde, Kolsch, IPA, IPA, IPA
kpr121 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2013, 04:54 PM   #24
bruceb07
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Danville, Illinois
Posts: 56
Default

I have made cherry brandy using tha attached recipe I found in Brian Cooks "Making Wine" It was great after 3 months but smoothed out after 6.
File Type: pdf Cherrie Brandy Recipe.pdf (123.5 KB, 64 views)
bruceb07 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
add brandy to cider?? heatherdearest Cider Forum 3 12-27-2010 08:20 PM
Can I add some brandy to my wine? scottmd06 Wine Making Forum 9 10-19-2010 05:45 AM
Brandy Porter fan General Beer Discussion 0 11-24-2005 11:20 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS