Gooseberry wine ideas

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Gooseberry wine ideas
« on: June 01, 2011, 06:38 »
I have just harvested some green gooseberries with wine making in mind.  The recipies I have found say it makes a hock type wine, but I'm not keen on hock  :(

Has anyone got a recipe that will give me a dry white wine.  I thought of mixing in apple juice to change the flavour.  Just to make life difficult I'm not keen on elderflower either  ;)


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Re: Gooseberry wine ideas
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2011, 21:22 »
As the sweetnes depends on the sugar added I cannot see hwhy you cannot produce a dry white from gooseberry's easily.

For a bit more body add a can of white grape concentrate.

But a recipe with say 2 1/4 lbs (1Kg) of sugar and something like youngs super yeast should give a dry white.

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Re: Gooseberry wine ideas
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 18:57 »
Thanks SG6 - I might try white grape concentrate.  I've got loads of gooseberries so can experiment a bit  :)

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Re: Gooseberry wine ideas
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2011, 14:51 »
My old books used to say that goosegog was meant to be sweet, but the best stuff we ever made always turned out quite dry, and was probably the one we remember most, because it was the first, and we've never bettered it! (1974).

Mrs Growster has gone off goosegogs, so I may have to snaffle a few from the local farm shop and try some more soon...



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