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  1. Robotman

    Supermarket Juice Wine How To guide and Recipes.

    I’ve been aiming at 13 - 14% but found the first batches using 750 gram sugar fermented out giving me more like 10 - 11%. I did some reading and found recommended sugar ratio of 3lbs (1.36kg) to 1gallon( 5 ltr) would give me 14%. On that basis, 2.5 ltrs of Sainsbury’s red grape juice has a...
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    Supermarket Juice Wine How To guide and Recipes.

    I’m making wine weekly now I’ve gotten into the groove of using supermarket juice. My first results were ok but not very alcoholic on a 2.5 ltr of juice and only 750 grams of sugar. I’ve upped my juice level to 3 ltr s and adding 250 ml of grape juice concentrate then about 1kg sugar in 1 ltr...
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    Supermarket Juice Wine How To guide and Recipes.

    Yes that’s what I bought back in December. I’ll order another but keep it in the fridge. I bought one of those Burgandy yeasts that come in packet (5 grams for £3.00) are expensive and very difficult to measure out 5 grams. Compared with buying a Young’s super yeast in a plastic tub ( 60grams...
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    Supermarket Juice Wine How To guide and Recipes.

    Suggestions for best yeast to buy. I have a tub of Young’s yeast that I bought around Christmas time that I added to a new mix and 24 hours later it’s doing nothing. It’s been sealed in its tub. Does it have a shelf life ?
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    Supermarket Juice Wine How To guide and Recipes.

    Fantastic Thankyou, I must get some Benontite. I tend to think if it’s bubbling away it’s still fermenting. I think I need to use my hydrometer more often to see what is going on in the mix
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    Supermarket Juice Wine How To guide and Recipes.

    Wow, I’m staggered,I’m fairly new to modern winemaking with supermarket juice. All the wines I’ve made so far this year have taken about 2 months from start to bottling. Do you mind sharing your method. Regards Steve
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    Supermarket Juice Wine How To guide and Recipes.

    Do you mean that you are bottling in 8 days or do you mean from start to bottling done in 8 days
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    BROWIN packet 4 seasons with Cranberry , Rosehip

    I ve had a go at two batches of Browins winemaking from a packet. They do three types and all you need in addition is sugar and water. The packet makes up to 10 ltr. Cost of a packet was £5.00. They are now on eBay for twice that, maybe leaving EU has done that ! I started at the beginning of...
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    Strawberry wine 5 gal

    So did you use fresh strawberries or strawberry juice or something else?
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    What to do after my wine has fermented out

    Ok ... sorry but a bit of a newbie question . I’m sure this is a common question but I wasn’t sure where to look. Ive got 30 litres of wine on the go, 10 ltr s of that is supermarket juice based. I’m still a little uncertain of how I get to the bottling stage. I’m at the 6 week stage with some...
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    Supermarket Juice Wine How To guide and Recipes.

    Yes I added some Klarowin ( Polish wine clearer) at the same time .. is that a de gasser ?
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    Supermarket Juice Wine How To guide and Recipes.

    Hi folks, my first post here. I’m am new to making wine with supermarket juice so forgive me. I used the basic recipe 1.5 ltr apple juice, 1 ltr red grape juice, 750 gram sugar, 1tsp Young’s yeast, 1tsp yeast nutrient, tsp tannin ( I used a teabag). I forgot to check the sg though Fermentation...
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