My next two wines.

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  1. Jan 12, 2018 #1

    Wysh

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    So my next two wines are going to be a couple of C J J Berry's recipes.

    Agrimony and Banana

    110g dried agrimony
    900g bananas, skin included
    450g raisins, sultanas, prunes or dates
    1.3 kg sugar
    15g citric acid
    pinch grape tannin or cup of stong tea
    water
    yeast nutrient
    yeast

    Agrimony and Rice

    55g dried agrimony
    450g wholemeal rice
    110g raisins, sultanas
    1.3kg sugar
    15g citric acid
    tbsp. strong tea or 3g grape tannin
    water
    nutrient
    yeast.

    A few questions. Are these likely to be dry or sweet dessert wines?

    Is there any benefit in buying a fruit press and squishing the fruit etc. after the initial fermentation?

    Any suggestions on which strain of yeast to use? I was thinking a Lalvin K1 or possibly an Epernay?

    Any other observations?
     
  2. Jan 13, 2018 #2

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    Hi, I've got a dog-eared copy of Berry's First Steps and those recipes aren't in it. Just wondered where you got them from.
     
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    Berry is known for high sugar levels and thus strong wine, so if you don't want it too strong go by your hydrometer and not his sugar quantities.
     
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    That's true. The other end result is either a) a wine that's too sweet, or b)stuck ferment. I usually reduce his 3lb/gallon to 2 1/2 lbs a gallon. Works for me.
     
  7. Jan 19, 2018 #7

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    Going for it today. I'll start a thread in the brewday section.
     
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