Jam wine

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    I had some old jars of jam in the store cupboard so I went looking for a recipe to make jam - or even to find out if you can! Yesterday I bottled it as it tastes ready to drink - and in fact last night I supped a glass or two just for research, you understand!:laugh8:

    So here's what I did:
    (23/10/17)
    I used 3lb of old jam: 2 jars of sloe and bramley apple (2011), 1 jar of apple jelly (2011) and 1 jar of blackberry jam (2014).
    I put these in a bucket and poured 5 pints of boiling water over the jam and stirred.

    Next day (24/10) -
    added 2 tsps pectolase.
    2 tsps citric acid,
    1/2 tsp tannin
    1/2 tsp tartaric acid

    HG was 1.110 so I didn't add any sugar.

    25/10 I added tsp of Yeast nutrient and an activated general purpose yeast.
    I also added a handful of squished red grapes and 1/2 litre of red grape juice.

    Fermentation didn't start so I added a Gervin no 3 wine yeast and fermentation had started by the end of the day. (26/10)

    3 days later (29/10) I strained it off using a seive into a demijohn, but I think if I were to do this again I would use a filter of some sort as well as it left me with about an inch - 2 inches of sludge when I racked it.

    Took about 2 weeks or so to ferment out, so on 18/11 I added a satchet of stabiliser and put into a cold room.
    At this stage it tasted nice but the mouthful I had was full of bits.

    1st Dec it was clearing nicely and tasted smooth.

    5th April:
    It tastes ready to drink, smooth and fruity and not too sweet so I decided to rack it straight into bottles. It made 5 full bottles as the bottom of the demi was full of sludge. I put the sludge through a filter and will use for cooking.

    I am now eying up the jars of jam I made in the autumn as no-one really eats jam in our house, but we do drink wine...:thumb1:
     
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    Brilliant! Would never have thought of using jam.
     
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    Neither did I till I realised we had all these jars of jam that no-one was ever going to eat and I really hate throwing things away!
     
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    Brilliant idea, sounds lovely.
     
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    I doubt the shop bought stuff would work by the way fellas, full of preservatives which yeasties don't like.
     
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    I'm glad I read that, I had just started thinking "I'm by Asda now..."
     
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    Good idea.
    I cant stand jam but love wine.!!
     
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    Probably be alright if you boiled it for a bit. With more water in.
     

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