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by electricmonk
Wed May 06, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Fruit wine: Add bananas for body?
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

Re: Fruit wine: Add bananas for body?

Well, I added the Ez-ferm white wine & champagne yeast. Hopefully it doesn't produce a worse result. Interestingly, when I stirred in the yeast the cap broke up, lots of bubbles were released and most of the bad aroma went away. I then looked up "punching down the cap" in winemaking and it turns out...
by electricmonk
Wed May 06, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Fruit wine: Add bananas for body?
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

Re: Fruit wine: Add bananas for body?

I'm starting to lose my nerve with this wild fermentation thing. A couple of days ago I mashed it all up with a paint stirrer, then did it again yesterday to break up the remaining plums. Yesterday it smelt quite interesting and a bit fruity/alcoholy, today it smells like paint stripper (acetone). H...
by electricmonk
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Fruit wine: Add bananas for body?
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

Re: Fruit wine: Add bananas for body?

Mother of God! Of course I googled it and sure, it's a thing. Not just a thing but a solemn tradition that has existed since time immemorial. As always, truth is stranger than fiction. What did it taste like? Could you detect the influence of the chicken? I wouldn't be half surprised if that added a...
by electricmonk
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Fruit wine: Add bananas for body?
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

Re: Fruit wine: Add bananas for body?

I assume you're not speaking from experience but as a hypothetical that is pretty unappealing.
by electricmonk
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Fruits & Vegetables
Topic: Fruit wine: Add bananas for body?
Replies: 7
Views: 1204

Fruit wine: Add bananas for body?

Hi all, I'm currently freezing 30kg of plums to do my first fruit mash. I hope to make a no-added-sugar traditional Slivovitz using wild yeast and I fully expect pathetically low yields and/or complete failure due to my mash being colonised by syphilis or COVID-19 or some other undesirable culture. ...
by electricmonk
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: ** Welcome Center **
Topic: Hello from Victoria, Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Hello from Victoria, Australia

Hi everyone, I've been thinking about getting into this hobby for ages and over the next little while I'm looking forward to making this dream a reality. I'm particularly keen on making fruit brandies - schnaps, slivovitz etc. This is a great forum with a wealth of available knowledge. Thanks to eve...