Fruit Concentrate Question

Fruit Concentrate Question

Post by Steve Baylu » Sat, 21 Aug 2004 01:56:52



Hi,
   We made a 3 Gallon batch of Cherry wine using the Vintner's Harvest 96
oz. can of fruit, following the recipe on the can.  The wine turned out
thin, with not much (IMO) cherry flavor.  We still have two cans (Blueberry
and Blackberry) and would like suggestions on how to make better wine out of
these two cans.  Looking at Jack's web page, the Cherry recipes are calling
for 4 to 8 lbs. of cherries per gallon (the can is 6 lbs).  The two things
my wife & I have come up with are 1 - make 1 gallon out of a can and/or 2 -
add raisins or grape juice for more body.  Any opinions would be
appreciated.

Thanks,
Steve Baylus

 
 
 

Fruit Concentrate Question

Post by K. B » Tue, 24 Aug 2004 10:57:19


Could you reduce the water by 5-10%?

KB


Quote:
> Hi,
>    We made a 3 Gallon batch of Cherry wine using the Vintner's Harvest 96
> oz. can of fruit, following the recipe on the can.  The wine turned out
> thin, with not much (IMO) cherry flavor.  We still have two cans
(Blueberry
> and Blackberry) and would like suggestions on how to make better wine out
of
> these two cans.  Looking at Jack's web page, the Cherry recipes are
calling
> for 4 to 8 lbs. of cherries per gallon (the can is 6 lbs).  The two things
> my wife & I have come up with are 1 - make 1 gallon out of a can and/or
2 -
> add raisins or grape juice for more body.  Any opinions would be
> appreciated.

> Thanks,
> Steve Baylus


 
 
 

Fruit Concentrate Question

Post by Ray » Thu, 26 Aug 2004 01:11:43


Sounds like a plan!

But realize that fruit wine probably will not taste like the original fruit.
Does grape wine taste like grapes?  Not really.  It will have some of the
character of the original fruit but cherry wine will not really taste like
cherries.  It is the nature of the beast.

Ray


Quote:
> Hi,
>    We made a 3 Gallon batch of Cherry wine using the Vintner's Harvest 96
> oz. can of fruit, following the recipe on the can.  The wine turned out
> thin, with not much (IMO) cherry flavor.  We still have two cans
(Blueberry
> and Blackberry) and would like suggestions on how to make better wine out
of
> these two cans.  Looking at Jack's web page, the Cherry recipes are
calling
> for 4 to 8 lbs. of cherries per gallon (the can is 6 lbs).  The two things
> my wife & I have come up with are 1 - make 1 gallon out of a can and/or
2 -
> add raisins or grape juice for more body.  Any opinions would be
> appreciated.

> Thanks,
> Steve Baylus