Welches Whit Grape Peach

Welches Whit Grape Peach

Post by gsmit.. » Wed, 11 Feb 2004 09:51:03



Anyone made this wine?  I just mixed up a batch and it's in the
primary.  Just wanted to see if anyone has made this one.  How's it
turn out?  Is there a nice peach taste?  How's it clear?

Greg

 
 
 

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Post by A.J. Rawl » Wed, 11 Feb 2004 11:09:29


I make all of the Welch and some of the Dole juices for my kids..
They like them as social wines...  They like all of the wines medium
sweet except the White (Niagra) with no other juice.. They like that
one dry.

I entered a Welch White Grape/Raspberry made semi-dry into a
competition as a "Rose-Other" and took second place, so they can make
decent wine.

As I understand it....  It is not really peachy, it has a nice flavor
but nobody yet has recognised it as a peach wine.

Later,
A.J.

Quote:

>Anyone made this wine?  I just mixed up a batch and it's in the
>primary.  Just wanted to see if anyone has made this one.  How's it
>turn out?  Is there a nice peach taste?  How's it clear?

>Greg


 
 
 

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Post by Rick Vanderwa » Wed, 11 Feb 2004 11:45:22


I use this frozen concentrate to sweeten/top up my peach wine...
give it some vinosity...
and flavour!
Rick


Quote:
> Anyone made this wine?  I just mixed up a batch and it's in the
> primary.  Just wanted to see if anyone has made this one.  How's it
> turn out?  Is there a nice peach taste?  How's it clear?

> Greg

 
 
 

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Post by Dar » Wed, 11 Feb 2004 12:03:08


I was going to try it too, but I am going to add some frozen peaches to more
body.  Let us know how's yours turns out.
Darlene


Quote:
> Anyone made this wine?  I just mixed up a batch and it's in the
> primary.  Just wanted to see if anyone has made this one.  How's it
> turn out?  Is there a nice peach taste?  How's it clear?

> Greg

 
 
 

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Post by Dave Ally » Thu, 12 Feb 2004 00:06:47


Quote:

>Anyone made this wine?  I just mixed up a batch and it's in the
>primary.  Just wanted to see if anyone has made this one.  How's it
>turn out?  Is there a nice peach taste?  How's it clear?

I have one going right now.  pitched yeast November 29th.   According
to my reccords, I put One gallon of water, 3 lbs of sugar and 4 cans
of frozen concentrate in the primary (Mixed of course) Had a S.G of
1.120
s.g. was 1.040 before the sugar.

Racked from primary to secondary on December 15th (1.050)

Racked just the other day to get off the sediment (1.020)

Already have more sediment on the bottom.  The wine seems to be
clearing okay, if you can keep it off the sediment.  I was waiting for
more sediment to drop before I racked the other day, decided to***
it, and the next day (after racking) alot more droped out.  Still not
clear, but looks like it will take several rackings to acomplish that.

I'm useing kIv-1116 yeast.  I understand it only goes to 12-14 &abv,
so I don't think my s.g. will come down much more.

Also, keep in mind my ba***t is around 50 degrees F right now.  not
the best conditions, but all I have....

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Post by Ray » Thu, 12 Feb 2004 03:07:20


Dave, are you doing all this racking while it is still fermenting?  If so,
much of that sediment is the yeast.  Normally, after moving it to secondary
you do not rack it again until fermentation has finished.  Other wise you
may end with a stuck ferment.

Ray


Quote:

> >Anyone made this wine?  I just mixed up a batch and it's in the
> >primary.  Just wanted to see if anyone has made this one.  How's it
> >turn out?  Is there a nice peach taste?  How's it clear?

> I have one going right now.  pitched yeast November 29th.   According
> to my reccords, I put One gallon of water, 3 lbs of sugar and 4 cans
> of frozen concentrate in the primary (Mixed of course) Had a S.G of
> 1.120
> s.g. was 1.040 before the sugar.

> Racked from primary to secondary on December 15th (1.050)

> Racked just the other day to get off the sediment (1.020)

> Already have more sediment on the bottom.  The wine seems to be
> clearing okay, if you can keep it off the sediment.  I was waiting for
> more sediment to drop before I racked the other day, decided to***
> it, and the next day (after racking) alot more droped out.  Still not
> clear, but looks like it will take several rackings to acomplish that.

> I'm useing kIv-1116 yeast.  I understand it only goes to 12-14 &abv,
> so I don't think my s.g. will come down much more.

> Also, keep in mind my ba***t is around 50 degrees F right now.  not
> the best conditions, but all I have....

> email:  dallyn_spam at yahoo dot com
> please respond in this NG so others
> can share your wisdom as well!

 
 
 

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Post by Dave Ally » Thu, 12 Feb 2004 04:35:51


Quote:

>Dave, are you doing all this racking while it is still fermenting?  If so,
>much of that sediment is the yeast.  Normally, after moving it to secondary
>you do not rack it again until fermentation has finished.  Other wise you
>may end with a stuck ferment.

Ferment had stopped for a month or so.  S.G. had not changed in same
time.    I figure it is done.  It may drop another .005 or less in the
next several months, but I don't look at it to drop much more than
that.  I was aiming for a sweeter wine.  

dave

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Post by Ray » Thu, 12 Feb 2004 07:26:10


I guess I was reading stuff between the lines.  With all that stuff dropping
out I thought it was still going.  Even so, I do not rack that much.  I do
not rack until a few weeks after fermentation ends.  Then I give it a good 2
months to before the next racking.  After that I will rack after 3 months if
there is further sediment.   But that is my style.  I do not like to handle
if any more than necessary.  I know others rack more frequently.

Ray


Quote:

> >Dave, are you doing all this racking while it is still fermenting?  If
so,
> >much of that sediment is the yeast.  Normally, after moving it to
secondary
> >you do not rack it again until fermentation has finished.  Other wise you
> >may end with a stuck ferment.

> Ferment had stopped for a month or so.  S.G. had not changed in same
> time.    I figure it is done.  It may drop another .005 or less in the
> next several months, but I don't look at it to drop much more than
> that.  I was aiming for a sweeter wine.

> dave

> email:  dallyn_spam at yahoo dot com
> please respond in this NG so others
> can share your wisdom as well!

 
 
 

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Post by Jack Kell » Thu, 12 Feb 2004 07:47:43


Greg, the wine will turn out fine (always has for me), but is not a
"peach" wine.  The Niagara tames the peach considerably and the taste
is quite unique.  I added the syrup from a large can of Cling Peaches
to one batch after stabilizing and the additional sweetness and peach
flavor changed it to an "almost peach" wine.  Took a while to clear
again after that, but it did eventually clear.

Jack Keller, The Winemaking Home Page
http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/

 
 
 

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Post by gsmit.. » Sun, 15 Feb 2004 11:25:52


I was hoping Jack would chime in here.  I have my batch going.  It's
now in secondary.  It never did get a *** ferment going, just a
steady bubbling.  I'm using Lavlin 71B 1122.  I started with a 1.085
sg.  I'll ferment that dry and if I want to go sweeter, I'll look for
the syrup addition.

Thanks all for the comments.

Greg



Quote:
>Greg, the wine will turn out fine (always has for me), but is not a
>"peach" wine.  The Niagara tames the peach considerably and the taste
>is quite unique.  I added the syrup from a large can of Cling Peaches
>to one batch after stabilizing and the additional sweetness and peach
>flavor changed it to an "almost peach" wine.  Took a while to clear
>again after that, but it did eventually clear.

>Jack Keller, The Winemaking Home Page
>http://www.FoundCollection.com/