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blackcurrant wine??
« on: July 26, 2011, 19:34 »
Hello

I have an abundance of blackcurrants which no one will eat ... was wondering if I could make a drinkable wine with them??

I have a few demi-johns and airlocks, but nothing else and I've not made any wine from scratch before, only from those tins that you can buy from the supermarkets.  I've looked at various recipes on the internet and they look quite complicated.

can anyone recommend an easy to follow recipe .. or I've just found a blackcurrant gin recipe here on the forum ... what do you think?

what do you reckon for a newbie???

thanks
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Re: blackcurrant wine??
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 19:35 »
Blackcurrant gin or blackcurrant vodka are both lovely  :D :D
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Re: blackcurrant wine??
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 19:38 »
 :D might try that then for an easier (?) option

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Re: blackcurrant wine??
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011, 19:42 »
Virtually guaranteed success rate with these  :D :D

Blackcurrant wine (any fruit wine tbh) needs a fair bit of equipment, which , if you are going into winemaking is worth while but for a one off could be a bit of an expense imho  :unsure:
 

Each to their own with this though -- just thought I'd mention it  :)

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Re: blackcurrant wine??
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 21:00 »
Last year I was going to make some blackcurrant wine, but I read that the flavour can be too strong for some people, so I made blackcurrant and elderberry, and blackcurrant and apple, bit were very nice!   ::) ::)

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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2011, 12:23 »
I've been brave and done both ... have a gallon of blackcurrant wine fermenting and used the rest to make blackcurrant gin.

Just a quick question, is it OK to have air in the gin bottles?? I have split it between two bottles and there is quite a large gap .. or it better to put it all in one bigger bottle so it fills it to the top??  not really sure if it'llmake a difference or not  ???

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Re: blackcurrant wine??
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2011, 18:47 »
Air in the spirit bottles is fine.

Gives more shalking room too  ;)

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Re: blackcurrant wine??
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2011, 19:15 »
 :D just have to wait patiently now then

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Re: blackcurrant wine??
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2011, 11:47 »
For the blackcurrant wine I suggest adding some Pectolase if you haven't already done so.

Blackcurrants have a fair amount of Pectin in them and it can cause a cloudy/hazy final product.

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Re: blackcurrant wine??
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2011, 11:54 »
thank you SG6

I've followed a recipe I found on the internet .... added pectolase yesterday, and today added yeast and nutrients... hope that sounds about  right 'cos it will be the first time we've done any from scratch.


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« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2011, 14:27 »
Hello

Well we've strain the juice and it is now in the demi-john bubbling away and smelling lovely  :D

Just a quick beginner question... we had a bit left over that wouldn't fit in the demi-john, the recipe we've followed said to keep this in a separate bottle for topping up later on after it has been siphoned and had the camden tablet added.  We strained this into an old lemonade bottle ... I've bunged up the top with a wet cloth because that's what I've read somewhere but I can't remember where I read it so I can't go back and check ... do you think this is right or should we just put the screw lid back on?

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Re: blackcurrant wine??
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2011, 15:39 »
Pitty I didn't read this earlier.I made a blackcurrant gin with brandy (so it's a blackcurrant brandy really ::)0 and it's the nicest brew i've ever made .Would thoroughly reccomend it.

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Re: blackcurrant wine??
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2011, 22:32 »
blackcurrant brandy sounds lovely ... I have plans for next years crop already   ;) just hope these turn out alright.

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Re: blackcurrant wine??
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2011, 15:12 »
I should coco

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Re: blackcurrant wine??
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2011, 19:43 »
Hello

I know I'm full of daft questions, but was wondering my demi-john of blackcurrant wine is bubbling through the airlock  lovely but there is only a very small topping of froth. (3-5mm)

The photos I've seen all have loads of froth, in fact some are over flowing through the air locks ... have I done something wrong, is not fermenting enough? should I be adding something extra?

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