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Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Kareltje » Sun Jul 17, 2016 4:38 pm

When I made wine, the standard recipe was 4 lbs of berries and 3 lbs of sugar to a Imperial gallon (4,5 litre) of wine.
It was said about raspberries that the wine would have a surprisingly strong taste. But I never made a raspberry wine.

For making a Geist der wo advises 250 gr of raspberry to 1 litre of 12 vol-%. Which is about half the ratio for wine.

Boiling the must can inactivate the pectic enzym and so prevent the formation of methanol, but can also cause a boiled taste. Adding pectic enzym will release more taste but also more methanol.
Boiling the tapwater is only necessary when your tapwater is not clean. And indeed: if you boil the must and the water, make sure you will add oxygen again.
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Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Young Copper » Mon Jul 18, 2016 8:12 pm

Ha never thunk thus is called "must" not "mash".

Thank you for the clarification, and thank you for the information. This helps alot. :thumbup: :thumbup:

I was just thinking of boiling the water to remove any impurities. Our tap water is good so I wont worry about it
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Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Young Copper » Fri Jul 22, 2016 2:21 pm

Well we will see how it turns out. This what I got going
60 liters of red raspberry must on the go.
20 liters of yellow raspberry must on the go
20 liters of strawberry must.

They are all fermenting well
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Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby biggybigz » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:03 am

Good afternoon fruit and berry freaks! I ran across 2 bushels of homegrown blackberries and we want want some shine made from them. I plan on following taters recipe here. Just looking for input or experience that folks have had with blackberries. The bushels are rinsed and frozen. Should I run them through a screen of sorts or just blend and go at it? Thanks!


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Postby Copperhead road » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:27 am

Tater wrote:Freeze 50 to 70 lbs peaches and thaw .Should look like this after thawing Image Image Then add a little water and stir .I use a sharpened morter mixer. Image Image Then pour through sive to get seeds and large pices of pulp and skin out.Save this to add a bit of water back to and stir agin Image Image Use hands to rub fruit through sive seeds help with this.After all fruit is poured through and seeds and skin are tossed wash should look like this Image Take a pot add 20 lbs sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice water and heat till clear. Image


Tater what happened to all the pictures, I have just got myself a heap of peaches and trying to work out best way to go about things, I wanted to use a little sugar with them also.
How many kilograms of fruit do you recommend per litre of water??
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Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Tater » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:17 am

Photo bucket is holding them for ransom. have to join and pay 300 bucks to get them back.been hoping someone has copied in past and may be able to get copies On pure peach just use peaches to fill barrel .No water or very little. fill barrel with frozen peaches and if adding sugar mix it with water and add.I figure sweet ripe peaches as a 4-8 abv wash.If adding sugar I go by that to figure sugar.
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Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby cranky » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:12 pm

Tater wrote:Photo bucket is holding them for ransom. have to join and pay 300 bucks to get them back.been hoping someone has copied in past and may be able to get copies On pure peach just use peaches to fill barrel .No water or very little. fill barrel with frozen peaches and if adding sugar mix it with water and add.I figure sweet ripe peaches as a 4-8 abv wash.If adding sugar I go by that to figure sugar.

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Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Whitecap72 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:02 pm

I posted my pineapple honey shine recipe in the shared recipe forum. Just sayin. Its got good flavor and pretty easy to make. I seem to be getting addicted to distilling and reading all the recipes on this site,lol.
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Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Hilltop » Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:06 pm

Tater, have you tried this using wild yeast in summer? I have with blueberry's and it was excellent. I actually prefer the wild yeast on my corn, the blueberry's was by accident as I couldn't get back to it to add yeast, came back about 6 days later and it was bubbling away.
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Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Tater » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:24 pm

Hilltop wrote:Tater, have you tried this using wild yeast in summer? I have with blueberry's and it was excellent. I actually prefer the wild yeast on my corn, the blueberry's was by accident as I couldn't get back to it to add yeast, came back about 6 days later and it was bubbling away.
yes have used wild yeast.was way i was showed at first.Was said by some old timers that wild yeast is best after dogwoods bloom
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Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Hilltop » Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:25 pm

Makes since, as the dogwoods blooming are the sign that spring has arrived and Turkeys are ready to start gobbling. It can go bad, real bad. I definitely use wire over the barrel and you can expect what I have learned now is a lacto infection.But these wild yeast make a better flavor. Infections are the problem I've had. Those old timers you refer to are right as in spring the mash always works, later in summer you will get a stalled one or one that has a bad infection.

I would like to learn how to cultivate the wild yeast from the best barrel next summer, I've read a couple threads on it here. It may be beyond my abilities as I have yet to understand how it survives, but if certain yeast are better then it would be worth the trouble.

Compared to bread yeast I notice the wild ones don't give me so much gas.
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Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Tater » Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:13 pm

just save some slop from bottom barrel for keeping yeast . freeze it . I like to use wine yeasts less chance of of losing a wash .Do agree that some fruit likkers are not traditional unless ya do use wild . however ec1118 or d47 work mighty well in apples and peaches/nectarines and plums
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Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Hilltop » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:35 pm

Freeze it? I figured that would kill em. Live and learn I guess, sure makes it easy too. How much slop to save for a barrel?
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Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Tater » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:12 am

Hilltop wrote:Freeze it? I figured that would kill em. Live and learn I guess, sure makes it easy too. How much slop to save for a barrel?
How ya reckin wild yeast make it through winter. Ive taken slop left in one barrel 55 gal and used it to start4 more. a gallon or so divided up into whatever ya decide needed for size wash ya doing.should give ya some to use and some to try agin .
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Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Hilltop » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:17 am

Yeah makes sense now, but I never thought to freeze it before. I've used fresh slop to start other barrels but never froze it. Yeast are airborne so i figured lack of oxygen would make freezing impossible. Ya Learn something every day on HD. Thanks
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Re: Fruit / Berry Recipes

Postby Stew8 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:55 am

My original recipe used less fruit, but clearing a freezer I’ve found plums we picked from 2013 :shock:

Taters paint mixer is a different design to the ones available and for a fiver, it was cheaper to buy than make. I was hesitant to sharpen it and remove the plating. So using it on the slowest speed on my battery drill it chopped up the plums in less than five minutes. If I’d used the higher speed on the drill, I’m sure the contents would be either on the floor or the walls.

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It wash is bubbling like mad and I’ll let you know how the brandy turns out :thumbup:
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