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Gregles

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I have 8kgs of last years blackcurrants defrosting along with 2kg of sugar, 4 litres of bottled water, a crushed campden tablet and a spoonfull of pectolase. Aiming for 20 litres of 14% vino that will take a while to age but should be worth the wait. I am going to use the Lalvin EC1118 yeast that has given great results previously. Still need to add 2.8kg of sugar to get the full volume.

Calculation below.

For 14% wine I need 1320g sugar per 5 litres.

Total sugar for 20 litres is 4x1320=5280g

 

I have 2kg currants per 5 litres which gives sugar from fruit at 7g/100g or 70g/kg so 140g per 2kg.

Total sugar for 8kg is 8x70g=560g

 

Sugar I need minus sugar I have gives 5280-560=4720g.

I then added 2kg of sugar. So I now require to add 2720g of sugar. Call it 2800g given it is difficult to release all sugar from the fruit.

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I LOVE blackcurrants. Never had blackcurrant wine, i bet it will be amazing. 
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I LOVE blackcurrants. Never had blackcurrant wine, i bet it will be amazing. 


Fingers and toes crossed [smile]

I think it will take a while to come good but 24 bottles should allow lots of quality control evaluation[thumb]
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I LOVE blackcurrants. Never had blackcurrant wine, i bet it will be amazing. 

Do a bramling cross only bitter
I had one that chub did and it was like drinking Ribena
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Do a bramling cross only bitter
I had one that chub did and it was like drinking Ribena


Ive done Bram X beers and yeah, blackcurrant. 
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Sounds like black currant heaven. I tried to get hold of some but I haven't seen any frozen or fresh. Just those strange blueberry things - no substitute. I believe the drinks and conserve people scoop em all up.
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Sounds like black currant heaven. I tried to get hold of some but I haven't seen any frozen or fresh. Just those strange blueberry things - no substitute. I believe the drinks and conserve people scoop em all up.


yeah not surprised. Our local pick your own place does them (Garsons in Esher). I dont really like them that much so neither grow them or pick my own!

though I do like bramling X beers. work that one out.


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Could you make a wine with Ribena?

Found a recipe...

For one gallon:
500ml Ribena
1250g Sugar
Juice of half a Lemon
1tsp Youngs Wine Yeast
1tsp Nutrient
1 Strong Cup of Tea
1tsp Glycerin
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 Cant see why not 

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 Cant see why not 

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You have to heat it up to reduce the sulphites apparently.
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Could you make a wine with Ribena?

Found a recipe...

For one gallon:
500ml Ribena
1250g Sugar
Juice of half a Lemon
1tsp Youngs Wine Yeast
1tsp Nutrient
1 Strong Cup of Tea
1tsp Glycerin


I'm sure it works very well.
I made a gallon of wine with a brew made from about ten fruit tea bags, mango, strawberry and so on, it turned out a rose,very palatable too:

https://www.selfsufficientish.com/main/2009/12/taking-the-fear-out-of-wine-making-part-one-by-mkg/

an interesting read for anyone tempted towards wine making.

Ribena has to work as a base for a 'Country Wine'.

If that whetted your appetite then jump in here:

https://www.selfsufficientish.com/main/category/drink/page/2/


 


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I'm sure it works very well.
I made a gallon of wine with a brew made from about ten fruit tea bags, mango, strawberry and so on, it turned out a rose,very palatable too:

https://www.selfsufficientish.com/main/2009/12/taking-the-fear-out-of-wine-making-part-one-by-mkg/

an interesting read for anyone tempted towards wine making.

Ribena has to work as a base for a 'Country Wine'.

If that whetted your appetite then jump in here:

https://www.selfsufficientish.com/main/category/drink/page/2/



A good website that...    [thumb]

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Could you make a wine with Ribena?

Found a recipe...

For one gallon:
500ml Ribena
1250g Sugar
Juice of half a Lemon
1tsp Youngs Wine Yeast
1tsp Nutrient
1 Strong Cup of Tea
1tsp Glycerin


That has got to be worth a go[biggrin]
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I've done blackberry wine but never blackcurrent I hope it comes out well Greg. [thumb]
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