All juice damson wine?

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Chuffy

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All juice damson wine?
« on: August 04, 2010, 23:43 »
Evening all
I have several kilos of damsons from our tree sitting in the freezer. I fancy making damson wine but all the recipes I've come across seem to contain huge amounts of water. I'm sure that with the quantity I have I should be able to make a wine that contains a greater proportion of damsons to water.

Question is - will this be better/nicer?

I've never made wine from scratch before, so be gentle!

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alibean

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Re: All juice damson wine?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2010, 20:29 »
Theoretically if you use more fruit than the recipe says then you should get a wine with a lot more body.  HOWEVER, you may get a lot more of a fruit haze so don't forget the pectolase!
 
 Personally if you are new to winemaking I would try and make a gallon to the original recipe and see how that pans out after a month or so (although it should of course get better with age)   If it seems a bit thin then is the time to experiment with more of your frozen fruit in another batch.

Good luck!

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GrannieAnnie

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Re: All juice damson wine?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2010, 21:38 »
I'd look at it this way.  say you have 9kgs of damsons, adding the right amount of water will give you about 6 gallons of a very nice damson wine.....

But that 9kgs of damsons may only give you a gallon of juice which would give you 1 gallon of damson wine, even if it was nicer.


I know which one I'd choose! hic    :blink: :blink:   :D :D

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Re: All juice damson wine?
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2010, 22:04 »
Ta both. Grannie - I like your style.  8)

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Re: All juice damson wine?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2010, 14:29 »
GO FOR IT !   Damson is one of the very very best "Country wines"  I have about 3 galls bottled and 6 - 7 galls on the go.    It is very good mixed with elderberry 50/50 Don't forget Cleanliness, Cleanliness, Cleanliness.       Cheers,  Tony.
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