Lidl Red Grape Juice for winemaking

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    Has anybody tried using the above for making wine, and how did it turn out? Do you need to add any sugar, if so how much? I know it will be a Rosé, so which would be the best yeast to use? :confused:
     
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    I use red grape juice all the time (as long as it is 100% juice it doesn't matter who makes it) usually with a litre of apple juice (one of each to a DJ) have a look at this thread and substitute the orange juice for apple juice and the white grape juice for red grape juice, you can use the same amounts of ingredients as the guy in the video does.

    http://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=49462

    I use youngs super yeast wine compound and have never has a supermarket juice wine fail.
     
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    I use the Lidl stuff all the time, red grape x2, red grape and apple, all of it is fine, do as chippy says and go with what is used in the WoW video, only differences are the juices you use, you want around 700-800g of sugar depending how strong you want the wine to be.
     
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    I have had a Bourru on the go almost all of the summer using Lidl's Red Grape Juice.

    My latest version is the cheapest and quickest brew imaginable:

    1. Pour one litre of Red Grape Juice and a quarter litre of water into a two litre bottle.

    2. Add half a packet of yeast. (Preferably bottom fermenting.)

    3. Shake the mixture, slack off the cap and leave the brew to ferment on the kitchen worktop for 24 hours.

    4. When fermentation is well under way shake everything up, release the CO2 and put it in the fridge to chill. (Keeping cap loosened.)

    5. Drink when chilled (but within three days) but remember to leave about 100ml of Bourru behind for the next brew.

    6. For the next brew just add another litre of Red Grape Juice to the 100ml in the bottle, top up with water and repeat from Step 3.

    I have only used the same half packet of yeast and bottle for up to five brews. The only reason that I haven't used it for any more is that after three weeks the remaining half opened packet of yeast has needed using up or I have been away from home.

    It really is a brilliant drink in hot weather. :thumb: :thumb:
     
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    what have you tried so far + which yeast do you have ?

    diffrent sugars give diffrent tastes

    + if you are making a high alcohol wine perhaps add some glycerin to add better feel to the mouth:tongue:
     
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    Yip the wine I put one last night was with Lidl juice, it has 16.2g of sugar per 100ml :)
     
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    I have not g0t a clue what Bourru is? :-?

    I could look really stupid asking but could you explain what it is please?
     
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    Sorry for the delay but I've been in the Land of Bourru (i.e. France).

    Bourru is a fermenting drink that is moving from the "grape juice" stage to the "wine" stage.

    It is only sold in the shops in France in September/October which is when the wine is fermenting.

    It starts off as a sweet fizzy low alcohol drink and finishes up as a dry wine as the fermentation process takes place.

    The fermentation process is slowed down in a fridge but doesn't stop altogether so it has to be drunk within a couple of weeks.

    I hope this explanation helps. I will be sticking a bottle or three in the fridge for Christmas as it makes a great mid-morning pick-me-up! :thumb:
     
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    Ok thanks Dutto :thumb:
     
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    I use it as a base for elderberry wine. If you want more body add some red grape concentrate. Available in Wilkos.
     
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    Hello. I'm new to wine making. I've made 3 kits and now I'm toying with the idea of juice wines. I've seen the grape juice in Lidl. Is the vitafit not from concentrate the one to use? Does it matter if it from concentrate or not?
    Thanks in advance
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    I have use from concentrate and not from concentrate juices many times and i have never noticed the difference the only thing to avoid is preservative.

    If its the one below it'll be fine.


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    Thought they'd stopped selling it? Could see any last time I was in Lidl?
     
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    Yeah they have. Was in yesterday, too bad!
     
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    Red grape juice can be found in many stores (we used to get ours in ASDA or Tesco) i think Iceland also sell it, finding white grape juice in big stores is now close to impossible.
     
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    Red grape juice can be found in many stores (we used to get ours in ASDA or Tesco) i think Iceland also sell it, finding white grape juice in big stores is now close to impossible.
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    Totally impossible unless you want to pay £22.74 for Stute - Superior White Grape Juice - 1Ltr x 8
    from specialist shops or Amazon aheadbutt
     
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    Asda is where I found it eventually. Been out of stock so I picked up the 13 bottles that were left!
     
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    So thats where they went !!asad1asad1asad1
     
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    Ashington asda has been unforgiving thus far.
     
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