Originally Posted by Toppers
I had the brilliant idea to spice things up and use 1 gallon of cheap raspberry juice to 4 gallons of apple juice + montrachet (re: Apfelwein). 4 weeks later it cleared and tastes a little off, and sort of gross. I'm really wishing I didn't toy with the recipe in this case. Luckily I have enough to get me through, but what to do with this?
Those half-gallon and gallon jugs make great experiment containers without tying up a carboy.
I tried some small batches with (off the top of my head) something like 33% and 25% cranberry. Evil, nasty.
So last time I backed down to 10% and 5% cranberry. The 10% was ok, not much cranberry. The 5% has promise, and actually tastes more cranberry-y. Or however you'd say that.
I bottled them all flat and will let them sit for a year and see what happens.