Carrot Wine

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Re: Carrot Wine

Post by nursebetty » Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:50 am

Pic of my Carrot Wine in the Demi
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Re: Carrot Wine

Post by nursebetty » Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:51 am

Sorry photo is sideways, iPad air2 or any I gear does the same :D

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Re: Carrot Wine

Post by MarkA » Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:08 pm

Looking good! I thought you'd fallen over due to the fumes from the high alcohol yeast....

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Re: Carrot Wine

Post by oldbloke » Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:16 am

My 2014 carrot is the best carrot I've done, but... recent computer crash means I no longer have the exact recipe!

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Re: Carrot Wine

Post by nursebetty » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:52 am

Been a long time since I made wine from fruit
So when the bubbles all stop in air lock is wine ready or perhaps it just grinds to a halt?

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Re: Carrot Wine

Post by nursebetty » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:12 am

Trying to syphon the carrot wine into a Demi was a job in a half as the sultanas kept going up the tube, managed it though
Anyone else got a better idea for when I make similar wine?

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Re: Carrot Wine

Post by MarkA » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:37 am

I insert a funnel into the demijohn, balance a sieve on top and line the sieve with a mesh bag. It takes a while to strain through but it will remove the bits.

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Re: Carrot Wine

Post by MarkA » Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:40 am

oldbloke wrote:My 2014 carrot is the best carrot I've done, but... recent computer crash means I no longer have the exact recipe!
That's always the way! The best rhubarb wine I made was also one of my first wines. It was really smooth and full of flavour. I didn't bother keeping recipes then but have a vague recollection of adding a small tin of white grape concentrate. I've tried adding it to another batch since, but it's never turned out the same :(

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Re: Carrot Wine

Post by oldbloke » Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:05 am

nursebetty wrote:Trying to syphon the carrot wine into a Demi was a job in a half as the sultanas kept going up the tube, managed it though
Anyone else got a better idea for when I make similar wine?
Like MarkA, when transferring from bucket to demi I often just use a sieve over a funnel. I might dip the sieve into sanitiser first (and rinse, obv), or I might just pour boiling water over it.
I don't bother with the mesh bag, it'll get racked again sometime and any little bits get dumped then.

For pulpy stuff lke strawberries, I use a jam straining kit from Lakeland: nylong bag suspended from wire frame, into a saucepan then into demi

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Re: Carrot Wine

Post by nursebetty » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:08 am

I do have a muslin bag but could not use it at the time due to family member washing it with lenor :lol:
I have a tiny teapot plastic strainer so that would not have worked, I will pick up another bag and bigger strainer next shopping trip

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Re: Carrot Wine

Post by nursebetty » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:42 pm

Bottled the Carrot wine
Mind you I have no sooner bottled and hubby opens
Carrot wine has a taste similar to apple cider and you can feel strong alcohol as it's going down similar to spirit effects lol :D
I have now stored rest of carrot wine bottles away to mature more, and so a glass of that at Christmas would knock you out :)
Now making loads more

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Re: Carrot Wine

Post by MarkA » Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:29 am

Glad it's going down well! It will definitely benefit from a good long maturation. The last batch I made was left for nearly two years in the bottle and mellowed nicely :)

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Re: Carrot Wine

Post by nursebetty » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:45 am

MarkA wrote:Glad it's going down well! It will definitely benefit from a good long maturation. The last batch I made was left for nearly two years in the bottle and mellowed nicely :)
My friends did wonder whether we were serving them a glass of pee as the colour was similar :D
I will make more after our holidays

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Re: Carrot Wine

Post by Touchstone » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:51 am

Ive been gifted some bottles of carrot juice, how much sugar should I add to make wine ?

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Re: Carrot Wine

Post by WalesAles » Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:19 pm

Why did I read this thread? #-o
I don`t even like wine.
So I popped up Asda to get all the stuff.
Carrot wine made today! =D>
OG 1086.
Hopefully it will turn into a nice little 11.5%er.

Touchstone,
Google `Carrot Wine recipe` for your sugar amounts.
Check that the carrot juice you got has no sulphites or sulphates in it.

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