Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Cloudy Banana Wine
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-12-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
wineANDbrine
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Posts: 48
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default Cloudy Banana Wine

I'm in the process of making a banana wine. I had it in the secondary for about a month then racked it into another carboy leaving behind a decent amount of lees. It's been nearly another month and it's still very cloudy and no lees have been accumulating. I did use pectic enzyme 24 hrs prior to the primary. Does anybody have any thoughts on using an additional clarifier to help move it along? I've got some bentonite and gelatin. I know I should probably just be patient, but will adding either of those at this stage jeopardize the outcome of it?


wineANDbrine is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
Homercidal
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 27,364
Liked 3647 Times on 2480 Posts
Likes Given: 2454

Default

It's been a bit since i made some, but if I recall correctly it seemed the banana wine did take a while to clear and then suddenly it just seemed to drop clear.

If you followed the recipe then I can only suggest more patience. That stuff is pretty harsh for a year or two so it's not like you are going to miss drinking it right away!


__________________
If your takin' your girlfriend out tonight
You better park the car well out of sight
'Cos if they catch you in the back seat trying to pick her locks
They're gonna send you back to mother in a cardboard box !
Homercidal is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2013, 12:22 PM   #3
wolfador
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 6
Default

My banana wine took about 2 months to clear. What recipe did you follow?

I followed this one for mine:
http://www.winemakingtalk.com/forum/...cipe-2-a-3629/
wolfador is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2013, 05:58 PM   #4
TedLarsen
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Strongsville, Ohio
Posts: 61
Liked 9 Times on 6 Posts

Default Worth the Wait

Mine took a really long time to clear, as well....but all it required, in the end, was patience. Well worth it!

Here's how it turned out.
Click image for larger version

Name:	152297d1381071382-banana-wine-banana-wine.jpg
Views:	331
Size:	58.9 KB
ID:	159928  
TedLarsen is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2013, 06:09 PM   #5
Homercidal
Licensed Sensual Massage Therapist.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Homercidal's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Reed City, MI
Posts: 27,364
Liked 3647 Times on 2480 Posts
Likes Given: 2454

Default

I had a 6-pack left from a batch I made about 2 years ago. I chilled one a few days back and tasted it with the wife. I'm not a big wine fan, but it was enjoyable enough for a wine, and certainly better IMO than most of the fruit wines I have sampled. My wife said it would probably be good for someone who liked real wines. She is a fan of sweeter wines, and most drawn to some with carbonation.

The bottles cleared up nicely like TedLarsen's photo, but I bottled in beer bottles, some of them clear.

This reminds me that I need to hand these out to a few fans of "Real Wine" to see if it's a recipe I want to continue to make. It's good enough for me, but I do prefer beer. But I'll make it for others if they like it. It's so easy and is a fun kind of novelty.
__________________
If your takin' your girlfriend out tonight
You better park the car well out of sight
'Cos if they catch you in the back seat trying to pick her locks
They're gonna send you back to mother in a cardboard box !
Homercidal is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2013, 06:56 PM   #6
VachonBrewCo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Holland, Michigan
Posts: 40
Liked 7 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

I personally really like to use Isinglass. I usually mix it in at the same time that I throw in the sorbate. Some people like it, some people don't. It usually only takes about 2 weeks to settle.
__________________
Living the dream, one beer at a time.

Primary: American Red Ale, Vanilla Cream Ale
Secondary: Rye IPA, Chocolate Milk Stout
On Deck: Sasion
VachonBrewCo is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-14-2013, 03:07 AM   #7
Honda88
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Pella, IA
Posts: 702
Liked 25 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 54

Default

what was your fermentation temperature with this wine?
Honda88 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 12:00 AM   #8
wineANDbrine
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Posts: 48
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TedLarsen
Mine took a really long time to clear, as well....but all it required, in the end, was patience. Well worth it! Here's how it turned out.
It's starting to drop slowly. Hopefully it'll turn out as nice looking as those!
wineANDbrine is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2013, 12:02 AM   #9
wineANDbrine
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Lehigh Valley, PA
Posts: 48
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Honda88
what was your fermentation temperature with this wine?
The fermentation temp was around 68-70


wineANDbrine is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First time wine brewer-banana wine? Ky-Ale Wine Making Forum 7 03-18-2014 12:07 AM
banana wine goteamwhatever Wine Making Forum 17 02-18-2013 05:00 PM
Banana wine waxwader Wine Making Forum 15 01-20-2013 01:24 AM
Banana wine Lawnboard Wine Making Forum 7 02-07-2012 06:49 PM
banana wine OHIOSTEVE Wine Making Forum 10 06-15-2010 12:40 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS