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Racked the wine off the sediment this morning - lovely golden brown colour and quite clear, compared to the previous picture. Also tasted a sample - very nice and good strength (not used to alcohol this early in the morning ....). Will leave it for another couple of weeks and then bottling.
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Was going to leave it in the DJ for a while yet but decided to bottle now due to other commitments coming up over the next few weeks.
So six bottles of lovely Prune & Apple juice wine - plus a small pop bottle for later.
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Decided to put on another batch whilst I'm at it. This time Prune/Apple/Grape:
1 litre Prune Juice
1 litres Apple juice
1 litre Red Grape Juice
(Sugar in juice c. 300g)
Sugar added 750g
1 tsp Pectolase
1 tsp yeast nutrient
1/2 tsp Tannin
1 Sachet Wilko wine yeast
(1 tbsp Glycerin post-fermentation for mouthfeel)
Just realiseed also put a tsp of citric acid in although the apple juice should have plenty - probably won't make much of a difference.
 

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First quality check on the Prune & Apple juice wine out of the bottle. Nice little tipple -you certainly wouldn't guess that it's made from prune & apple juice!
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Looks a bit like whiskey ... except for the taste & strength! The glass though is from a whisky distillery in Litchfield, Connecticut that is.
Also the latest batch, Prune/Apple/Grape, is clearing nicely, as far as I can see. It's much darker due to the red grape juice but taste wise still very good.
BTW, no side effects as I type this, apart from the alcohol .....
 

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Don't speak too soon :laugh8:
Just remembered to update the thread ....
No adverse effect at all - from the last batch I had half a bottle one evening and nothing unusual - a nice tipple, can't complain.
Just about to start the third batch, this time with Orange and Apple juice. Should hopefully come out nice as the others.
 

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Thought I'd get rid of the last 2 cartons of Prune juice wink...
Started one gallon a week ago - still very busy.
Recipe:
1 litre Prune Juice
1 litres Apple juice
1 Litre Orange juice
(Sugar in juice ca. 320g)
Sugar added 750g
1 tsp Pectolase
1 tsp yeast nutrient
1 sachet Wilko wine yeast
Then I thought, let's get cracking with the last carton, ah no wine yeast ...
So yesterday just took half a pint from the batch in progress to start off the next batch (same recipe) .... it's going like a train.
 
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I was planning to do that one next - thanks I thought it might come out good.
Klaus, I did this one 2 years ago and still got a couple of bottles left and it turned out quite nice,
1 litre Red grape-Asda
1 Litre prune-tesco
1/2 litre of Apple
443gm of Raisins
Tsp pectolase
1/2 tsp tannin
1 tsp yeast nutrient
Gervin universal yeast
Sugar
Started SG @ 1.120
Finished 1.006

Came out as looking like a light dessert wine. Tasted quite nice from what I can remember.

I am going to try a couple more with the Prune juice and vary the contents slightly.
 

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