Dry Wine

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Dry Wine

Post by wanus » Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:43 pm

Hello all.My neighbour has asked me is there anything she can add to her wine for a dry effect.
I aint gotta clue so i could`nt help her and was wondering if anyone out there could.
Thanks in advance for any advice anyone may have.
FV 1:Wilko IPA(with candi sugar)
FV 2:Empty
Demi 1&2:Pumpkin wine
Demi 3&4:Empty
Maturing:Four finger Jack
Bottle conditioning:Abdij&Four finger Jack
Drinking:Allendale Wolf (Clone)Elderflower champagne
Planning:Wolf (clone)

Keep yer pecker hard and yer powder dry.

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Re: Dry Wine

Post by MarkA » Fri Feb 19, 2021 6:01 pm

Did your neighbour manage to find something to dry out her wine?

When starting a recipe, don't overdo the sugar so all of it ferments out leaving a drier wine. You can also add tannin (either in powder form or brew up 3 or 4 teabags in a mug of hot water but don't stew them)

If the wine is finished and sweet you can blend the sweet wine with something a lot drier to try to dry it out.

I wonder if adding Gypsum would work? Might be worth trying it in a small glass first before adding to the bulk.

I once made a carrot wine that finished sweet so, in my infinite wisdom, decided I'd use it as a mixer with vodka. It tasted lovely, but things did get very messy......!

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