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pulpfiction32

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So I just pitched the yeast on this brew. It goes like this 3Gal batch. 6#

Sweet corn, 9 oranges zest and juice. 36 peppercorns ,2 cans of white

grape juice concentrate and 10.5# of sugar, Yeast EC-1118. this recipe is

from the purple book that everyone has. In the recipe its described as a

(SIT DOWN WINE) because you have to sit down to drink it. I have no idea

how this will taste, maybe something like thanksgiving dinner but it makes

your wife way more attractive
 

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Ummm interesting, I hope it turns out well? And what was the SG of this if I may ask?
 
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abv was 15% but that was before the corn was added so i will check again

in the morning
 
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doesnt anyone have the purple book, I thought it was standard literature for

the home winemaker. Its a recipe book with all kinds of crazy crap in it. like

corn wine . carrot and malt recipes and raisin sherry
 

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I think the purple book comes with every wine kit. I have it- and I've made a couple of recipes out of it. Some are really good recipes, others might not be that great, but they are all pretty standard recipes and worth a try!
 

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Thanks for the purple book heads up.
Other than apfelwine I am a beer maker and only have the Papazan and Palmer brew bibles.
Although I wouldn't mind opening my horizons and having a couple homeade reds around the house. I have tasted a few homemade wines from SWMBO's mother's neighbor that have been fantastic.
 

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I have made the rhubarb from the purple book and it is good. I modified the recipe and made rhubarb grape (using frozen) and that is even better than the rhubarb. I just bottled the tomato wine from that book and WOW! is it good! I only made a 3 gallon batch but next year I may make a couple! Way better than the rhubarbs. I don't like young wine but this stuff was wonderful without any ageing.

I think it would be great if owners of the purple book would report on what recipes they have tried and which ones weren't very good.

how about it?
 
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I have made the following recipes from the purple book. 1 Raspberry wine,

2 Raisin sherry, 3 strawberry jelly wine , 4 Pineapple.


The raisin sherry turned out really well its aging now but i have tasted along the way and its great. The strawberry jelly wine was really good too the rest are still in the secondary
 

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It is called Winemaker's recipe handbook. Most brewstores will carry it, or check online. Very inexpensive - mine was 3.95 and has over 100 recipes in it.
 
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