Red Wine Concentrate Substitute

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  1. Jan 12, 2018 #81

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    I also tried one of the £47 kits.. it was better than the £40 imo. But not better enough for me to buy another one.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2018 #82

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    Im having a glass now of the red from the powder that I made around 3-4 months ago.

    The first thing I notice is the smell is almost chemically and not great. However the flavour is now pretty good! It doesnt compare to a good kit but is a very drinkable wine and seems to have developed a lot of mouth feel too. Overall Im quite impressed, I still have half a pack left so might try a 23L batch with maybe 8L grape juice and might try some oak chips too. I have a long queue of brews to go on before it so could be a while.
     
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    Any updates on the white grape powder version of this anyone??
     
  4. Jun 17, 2019 #84

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    Hi chaps-just started making wine again 2 years ago and have now found this forum. Was interested in the powdered grape. Is the general consensus that the white is NGB and the red so-so.......with the possibility that using it as an additive / enhancer may be OK ?? OR....that it MAY be OK [ or better ] if more were added / ie..oak chips and the ubiquitous grape juice from ASDA for body ??? Comments solicited !!!
     
  5. Jun 20, 2019 #85

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    The red is ok for the money but stick to the ratios in the instructions. I tried a batch with about 40% more powder and that wasn't nice.

    The white I tried once and that wasn't very nice but I used the powder up in some other fruit wines (peach, pear) and it worked well.

    I've also tried rosehip powder and that made a wine I really liked when back sweetened, it had an almost sherry like taste.
     
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    Thanks for the reply...Interestingly you have done the same as my thoughts....but I wondered about the ratios. ie " I used the powder up in some other fruit wines " did you make-perhaps a 1 gallon WOW [ 3 to 4 litres of juice ] and then added the correct amount of powder for a gallon ?? Or was it less ?
     
  7. Jun 21, 2019 #87

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    I made a batch, 23l of fruit wine (using tinned fruit) as I would normally with 250g of the powder as an addition to my regular recipe (so about 50g for a gallon).
     
  8. Jun 22, 2019 #88

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    Thanks for the update....hopefully the red and appple juice powder will arrive soon ..and I wil give it a go.
     

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