4 years ago #1
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I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE CRANBERRY WINE FROM CONCENTRATE.
HOW JUICE FOR 5 GALLONS??

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4 years ago #2
Pete
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Read the concentrate contents & determine how much sugar it contains. Design the wine to have an OG of around 1080 or so (11.5% ABV). Do not forget to add sugar & the unusual extra ingredients to get a balanced wine. The YoBrew Calculators may help.

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4 years ago #3
blueelephant1212
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we just started a cranberry concentrate wine:

FOR A ONE GALLON BATCH:

4 cans of Old Orchard Cranberry Blend frozen juice concentrate

2 lbs of sugar (or SG to 1.110)

2 tsp of yeast nutrient

1 tsp of pectic enzyme

2 tsp of acid blend

2 tsp of tannin (powder form)

we used Lavlin EC-1118 yeast packet.


so far it's gotten done with primary fermentation and we have it in a gallon carboy. in another week we'll re-rack it and add sorbate if it's at .998 SG.

Hopefully this will be yummy for thanksgiving!

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4 years ago #4
Pounder67
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That might be a little too much concentrate. I've done a couple with 2 cans of frozen concentrate per gallon. Those turned out OK. If you use 4 cans, it might end up with a high acid level (TA).
For trying to figure out how much concentrate to use for 5 gallons, you would have to read the directions on the can. If one can makes 2 quarts, then you could figure it out from there. I can't remember off the top of my head.

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4 years ago #5
bob1
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I agree pounder but commercial concentrate is way watered down and I have heard that three is the way to go. So blue I guess we need a post back in November. But even at three I hear it needs acid checked.

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4 years ago #6
blueelephant1212
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the cranberry we used is a blend. it has apple juice in with it, so we used 4. thought i mentioned it was a blend in previous post, but i'll clarify. It is still going strong and is in 1st carboy now.

kristy

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1 year ago #7
wayne
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Can you post your brew log for this recipe, that will show what you did, and when you did it? Also how did the wine turn out? Thanks

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5 months ago #8
thomasedwin
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I haven't used concentrate before but I have used Ocean Spray 100% cranberry juice. I just put 5 pounds of sugar in a fermenter bucket and mix in enough juice to make 5 gallons and hit it with a few grams of yeast

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