Melon Wine Recipes Request

Melon Wine Recipes Request

Post by x.. » Wed, 20 Jul 1994 15:53:53



Hi Everyone

Thanks for this Newsgroup. I'm new to amateur winemaking, and the group is a
real help.

Does anyone have some recipes fo melon wine (watermelon, rockmelon
(cantaloupe), honeydew, etc.). The three books that I've got don't mention
melons at all. It that because it's not worth making wine out of them?

Any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks
Bruce Maguire

Renwick College
University o Newcastle
New South Wales
Australia

 
 
 

Melon Wine Recipes Request

Post by don schill » Wed, 20 Jul 1994 17:15:42


Quote:


>Subject: Melon Wine Recipes Request
>Date: Tue, 19 Jul 1994 06:53:53 GMT
>Hi Everyone
>Thanks for this Newsgroup. I'm new to amateur winemaking, and the group is a
>real help.

We try. (We sometimes fail, but we try.)

Quote:
>Does anyone have some recipes fo melon wine (watermelon, rockmelon
>(cantaloupe), honeydew, etc.). The three books that I've got don't mention
>melons at all. It that because it's not worth making wine out of them?
>Any ideas would be appreciated.
>Thanks
>Bruce Maguire

I have not tried mellon wine myself.  I have been told some things about
mellon wine by a guy at the supply store where I pick up much of my chemicals.

He said that watermellon wine taste good, but the nose was really bad.  He
said it was so bad you had to hold your nose to drink it. I am not telling
you not to make it, I don't have a recipe to make it, but I don't know if you
would like it once you have it bottled.

If you want to try a fruit wine, I would suggest strawberry, peach, raspberry
or rhubarb (I like the wines in that order).

If I remember right, aren't you in the 'out of season' time there?  It might
be a little hard to get the fruits.

Good luck,

Don

 
 
 

Melon Wine Recipes Request

Post by Peter Kel » Wed, 20 Jul 1994 22:07:02


Quote:


>Subject: Melon Wine Recipes Request
>Date: Tue, 19 Jul 1994 06:53:53 GMT
>Does anyone have some recipes fo melon wine (watermelon, rockmelon
>(cantaloupe), honeydew, etc.). The three books that I've got don't mention
>melons at all. It that because it's not worth making wine out of them?

Bruce,

I've made some (if I may say) wonderful wine from cantelope melons.  I picked
up the melons cheap at a local market, using about 15 large melons for 5
gallons. *Don't* skimp on the amount of fruit and only get the ripest melons.

I jullienned the melon meat in a cuisinart to get the maximum juice out with
the least amount of pulp, and put the mass into a straining bag.  I added 10
lbs. (US) of sugar, 5 gallons of water, and then followed the recipe for
making apple wine from apples (ignoring the sugar reference).  I
fermented normally from 1.095 to .990, filtered and aged 4 months.  A
California commercial winery called the wine an excellent challenge to a dry
Chardonnay.  Dry, full flavor and a very pleasant nose.

Good luck with yours.

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