Anyone have a good Ginger wine recipe i can use?

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  1. Dec 22, 2018 #1

    Sharpshot7

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    Hello all,

    I'm looking for a ginger beer recipe that turns out similar to Stones ginger wine.I've tried a kit that was gingery and sweet but the other home ones I've tried haven't turned out ( so far ) as i hoped.
    I like ginger wine on its own but also in whisky for whisky macs.
    Can anyone help?
     
  2. Jan 9, 2019 #2

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    I accidentally brewed a pretty decent ginger wine using the River Cottage ginger beer recipe.

    Instead of using 2L plastic bottles and releasing pressure daily I decided to be lazy and use a DJ. Only I forgot about it for a couple of weeks and it had fermented out. Think it was about 12-13% in the end and dry as hell!

    https://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/ginger-beer
     
  3. Jan 15, 2019 at 2:59 PM #3

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    This was my first attempt at a country wine but turned out quite decent. It tasted a bit thin when I had a slurp during bottling but dramatically improved after aging for about six months - even better after 12.

    Recipe is for 10 litres (12 bottles plus a few tasters along the way)

    1kg ginger, peeled, chopped and roughly minced
    1.5 kg white sugar
    0.5 kg soft brown sugar
    200 g raisins
    200 g dark sultanas
    Juice and rind of 2 lemons
    Juice and rind of 2 limes
    Juice and rind of 1 orange
    3 hot citrusy chillies

    Boil in 5 litres water for 15 mins
    Top up to 10 litres with cold water
    2 TSP Pectolase
    2 TSP yeast nutrient
    Gervin GV4 yeast

    Stir daily

    After 7 days strain mixture onto another 1 kg of sugar

    Leave to ferment out

    Rack when required (I prefer to start off in plastic FVs then bulk age in DJs)

    Came out at about 14.5% so sugar can be adjusted if that's a bit much.
    The chillies add a bit of extra heat without making the ginger taste too cloying (IMHO).
     

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