Well I finally decided to try this recipe. I don’t know why its taken me so long to do it. From what I’ve read it produces a fairly good wine for a very cheap price and that is right up my alley! Anyway yesterday I went to the store to gather the needed ingredients I did make a few substitutions to the recipe and I ramped it up for a 6 gallon batch. This is the recipe I used from Jack Kellers website.
- 2 cans (11.5 oz) Welches 100% frozen grape concentrate
- 1-1/4 lbs granulated sugar
- 2 tsp acid blend
- 1 tsp pectic enzyme
- 1 tsp yeast nutrient
- water to make 1 gallon
- wine yeast
I used 11 cans of Welches grape concentrate (because thats all they had), 1 can of Minute Maid cranberry cocktail, also a Minute Maid fruit cocktail for good measure. Also I substituted for the tsp’s of acid blend with the juice from 4 lemons. Then I added 2 tsp’s of Malic acid. (I didn’t have any tartaric acid or I would have added some of that as well) My last addition was 1 tsp of wine tannin. Oh and a small bag of medium toasted oak chips. The Yeast I used was Lalvin EC 1118. My S.G. came in at 1.100 so that should be good. This morning I checked the must and it is just beginning to start the fermentation process!! We have lift-off!! I don’t think the colour of the wine will be very dark but that is okay as long as it tastes good. I will try to keep this updated as best I can. Perhaps some photos will follow.