Maple wine

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  1. May 15, 2018 at 9:20 PM #1

    kl Roosevelt brewer

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    My cousin has a Sugar Shack and sent me 5 gallons of maple syrup that he made using the last Sapp he pulled from the tree. Yep maple syrup wine is what I'm going to try. The first thing I'm going to have to discover is how much syrup per water ratio is going to give me my starting gravity at about 15% potential alcohol by volume. I am kind of leaning towards d47 yeast but I do have the Good Old Faithful standby k1v 1116 and also some 71b that I use in my Meads. My Approach is going to be similar to making a traditional mead with 02 additions and step feeding processes. Does anybody have experience with using maple syrup only to make a wine?

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  2. May 16, 2018 at 6:13 AM #2

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    Welcome to the forum, I cannot remember it being discussed but I am sure members will be interested to see how this goes.
     
  3. May 16, 2018 at 2:21 PM #3

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    Well the first thing I discovered is that one part syrup in two parts water equal right at 1.116 just a little over 15 percent ABV so that's what I went with and made a 3 gallon batch. I added one teaspoon of dap and two teaspoons of yeast Energizer and 1 teaspoon peptic enzyme not sure if I needed that or not but through it in anyways. I hit it with O2 using aviation oxygen through a 5 Micron stone for 2 minutes at seven pounds of pressure. I went ahead and chose d47 since I have a little chest freezer hooked up in the garage to an inkbird controller and have it set at 65 degrees. I followed the normal hydration protocols and pitch my yeast. The one thing I forgot to do is check the pH and I'll do that this morning when I pop the lid and feed it a little fermaid K. I kind of wonder if maybe I should throw some orange peel in or something I guess I'll be the guinea pig in give this a whirl

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  4. May 17, 2018 at 11:19 AM #4

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    Seems a lot of work for a drop of wine. Could have just vigourously stirred it with a spoon...lol

    Besides ph and temperature control especially in warmer climates, a lot of gadgets seem excessive these days. Stick it in the fermenter give it a shake, taste the maple for a rough ph adjust to taste it's a bit like cooking really.
     
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