I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE CRANBERRY WINE FROM CONCENTRATE.
HOW JUICE FOR 5 GALLONS??
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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