Supermarket Juice Wine Recipes and Wurzel's Orange Wine (WOW) .....

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  1. Nov 2, 2018 #2241

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    The artificial sweetener will still be there once fermentation has finished and could leave you with a sickly sweet tasting wine. You're still going to have to add more sugar to reach the SG you need. I would stick to juices with just sugar if I were you.
     
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    I aim for about 950g sugar totals for a 1 gallon wow, this gives me around 11% wine, any more and it sends the Mrs. a bit loopyasad.
     
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    I use rubicon for making watermelon wine. I also made 2 gallons with the mango juice but it tends to foam to much and the foam sits there even after fermentation. However there is very little foam from the watermelon juice.
     
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    Let it go and change the airlock and bung like suggested already by other posters. I put my DJ's on a big plate to stop it staining the floor.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2018 #2245

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    I stopped making mine up to 1100g ages ago for the same reason i now aim for 900g total.

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    Wife just drinking this.
    1ltr 100% pineapple juice
    1.5ltr apple juice 100%
    Sugar up to 900g totals
    2 tbag tannin in mug.
    Pect, nutr,citric, tsp glycerin.
    Balihoo general purpose yeast.
    Cleared using wilko wine finings.
    Racked at 1000, rarely gets below this using this yeast.
    Verdict: lovely white straw colour, crystal clear, nice fruity taste. Not bad at all considering no grape juice.
     
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  7. Jan 10, 2019 #2247

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    Thanks FB that'll help people that cannot find white grape juice.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2019 #2248

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    Cool! Might try it out. Seems simple enough.
     
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    Have a look at post number 1 in this thread for videos etc.
     
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    Yep, me too. It's going on tonight. If it passes the Mrs test it could be a winner, as we tend to shop in Aldi and they don't do a grape juice of any kind.
     
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    Same here. If it passes with the Mrs! I did a rather successful Cider with apple juice and watermelon,strawberry juice we have here in Norway. 17 l Apple and 5 of the other. I used 500g of sugar also, Cider yeast with sweetener from eBay and 5 bags of Earl Gray steeped in 1 liter water for an hour. Total cost CA 15 pounds. She's been begging me to make more.
     
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    1 carton of pineapple juice, two of Apple, 600g sugar, 1 TSP each of nutrient, yeast, pectolase, citric acid and tannin plus 1/2 TSP glycerol.

    The yeast is a bit old, but had been stored in the fridge, so we'll see what happens. Might bung another TSP in for good luck.

     
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    Hi gang, done 5 kits now so wanted a crack at a WOW. Been to asda and aldi this morning, neither stock white grape juice. Where do you buy yours? Ta.
     
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    Have a look at the first post in this thread, few supermarkets stock white grape juice but many stock red grape juice, if you use red grape juice with other juice it doesn't make red wine so no worries if you don't like red wine.

    https://www.thehomebrewforum.co.uk/...ne-recipes-and-wurzels-orange-wine-wow.49462/

     
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    We just polished off our second gallon of this recipe, really good, better than the Chardonnay I used to buy.
     
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    Cheers.
     
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    Like yourself, I did the rounds and the only place I have found White Grape Juice is Waitrose. I got a couple of litres at £1.75 per litre so its a bit steep and I look forward to using it in due course,
     
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    Do many people add tannins into wine? Does it make much of a difference?
     
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    If you look at most recipes in this thread you'll see we use a mug of strong black tea instead of shop bought tannin powder as for the difference between not using it and usig it I cannot answer as I have always used it.
     
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    I make a pretty reasonable white from Aldi apple juice and " tropical juice mix from Asda ( 5 litres of each).
    3.5 kg of sugar, nutrients, citric acid - top up to 23 litres - should give you OG of around 1.085 - I ferment down to 0.096 - it's very quaffabble
     

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