making a guava must

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making a guava must

Post by kevnshel » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:56 pm

hi i have some guava's that i wanna use to make a must out of. i usually use a type of fruit and add sugar and yeast and water to make my must, im wondering if guava has enough sugar in it that i could make my must with out any aditional sugar? i usually make 5 gal batches. would the batch with out extra sugar yeald a high enough alcohol % i like to aim for 50% when i blend togeather.

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Re: making a guava must

Post by biker geek » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:35 pm

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Re: making a guava must

Post by frozenthunderbolt » Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:44 pm

Not sure about the sugar levels, but the little red guavas make a killer semi-dry red wine! :thumbup:
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Re: making a guava must

Post by BrooklynTech » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:31 am

No idea, but in season there are a ton of guava in the wild to harverst.

But looking at a different thread about ABV for the wash/must....thought was lower than 8% would produce better but less product. If I understood what I read.

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Re: making a guava must

Post by Dnderhead » Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:11 am

Ingredients:
1 gallon of water
1 gallon of crushed, clean fruit (16 cups)
3 pounds of white granulated sugar
wine yeast.
his will be about 10% alcohol.depending on fruit.

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Re: making a guava must

Post by kevnshel » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:18 am

thanks for all the info! could the guavas be turned in to something like a guava brandy?

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Re: making a guava must

Post by Dnderhead » Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:22 am

never done it but i dont know why not.

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Post by Gonzo_distills » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:02 am

I just bit into my first yellow guava ever. The Mexican feller that I work with didn’t even know how to say it in English and I have never had a guava so I didn’t know what the hell it was either. My second Google search after I figured out that it was a guava was how to make brandy out of it because I love the unique flavors. Here I found my loyal home distillers had it figured out. I love this forum, God I love this forum!
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