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Old 01-29-2013, 03:02 AM   #1
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I am in the process of making a couple of gallons of banana wine. I have read a couple of places that the banana taste will disappear.I also want it to be a sweet wine. so I was thinking I could back sweeten with some of the must. But the wine will be pretty clear close to bottling time. I don't want to cloud my wine. What should I do to keep a banana taste?

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:10 AM   #2
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In my experience, my banana wine is very much "banana-y". If you want to sweeten it, it's simple to stabilize it before bottling and sweetening to taste.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:18 AM   #3
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I appreciate the help and the quick response. I'm new to this but am really getting into it. My first batch was muscadine but come out way strong and extremely dark. I was thinking about adding cinnamon in my banana should I do that towards the end closer to the bottling process?

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:26 AM   #4
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I was also wondering what would happen if for the primary fermentation the first initial week I put an airlock on it instead of just covering it.

 
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:01 PM   #5
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I was also wondering what would happen if for the primary fermentation the first initial week I put an airlock on it instead of just covering it.
Many people airlock from the get go, but in my experience the ferment establishes much better if you do not airlock until 1/2-2/3 sugar break, or Day 10--whichever is earliest.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:17 AM   #6
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I'm fairly new to this so excuse to ignorance but what exactly does the 1/3 2/3 sugar break

 
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:10 AM   #7
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I'm fairly new to this so excuse to ignorance but what exactly does the 1/3 2/3 sugar break
Decrease in original gravity, OG, by that amount. If OG 1.090, thr break is 1.060 and 1.030
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:13 PM   #8
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I have to move my wine from. Inside the house to garage gonna be walking through sun light is this gonna affect the wine process.
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I have to move my wine from. Inside the house to garage gonna be walking through sun light is this gonna affect the wine process.
Walking thru sunlight will not harm your must.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:33 PM   #10
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It's been right at three weeks and got quite a few lees at bottom so am going to rack soon. Was thinking about adding cinnamon to it. Any suggestions on when I should add them in.
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