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White wine concentrate

Post by Mjr6313 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:24 am

I have a recipie for elderflower wine that uses Wilkos white wine concentrate but for the last 2 or 3 months its been out of stock with no sign of coming back and since the hop n grape has gone from Darlington I'm at a loss for how to proceed, I know I can use raisins but it won't be the same is there another thing I can do.
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Re: White wine concentrate

Post by steviebobs83 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:06 am

I think it depends on if you're using anything other than elderflower as a flavour, since there's not much to hide behind for the lack of vinosity.

I've done with sultanas/raisins vs grape concentrate myself a few times over the years depending on what's available, the amount of other flavours in the wine and my budget at the time of making. You probably need around a pound of raisins/sultanas to replace a pint of grape concentrate. I would personally chop/mash them up a bit before adding. You'll also end up with a lot more stuff in your fermenter so I'd recommend using a muslin bag to keep hold of everything and they will naturally absorb of a lot of liquid vs concentrate so you may end up with less finished product.

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Re: White wine concentrate

Post by steviebobs83 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:11 am

Or try making it fizzy, it'll lift the elderflower flavour and potentially hide the lack of grape flavour.

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Re: White wine concentrate

Post by Mjr6313 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:19 pm

The list of ingredients are
1pt flower heads
2 lemon zest and juice
1lb Raisins
3lbs sugar
8 pts boiling water
And tannin
Although some of those may be approx depending on my haul of flowers (I'm currently hand stripping the flowers now so il measure as I strip and ajust accordingly.
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Re: White wine concentrate

Post by Mjr6313 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:24 pm

Also how do i add pictures
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Re: White wine concentrate

Post by steviebobs83 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:42 am

Mjr6313 wrote:Also how do i add pictures
I use Tapatalk on my mobile which has an option on every message to add pictures (I don't have a computer). Not sure what the process is for desktops/laptops etc.

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Re: White wine concentrate

Post by Mjr6313 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:47 am

Cool il see if I have space for tap talk
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Re: White wine concentrate

Post by Mjr6313 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:02 am

Mjr6313 wrote:Cool il see if I have space for tap talk
Ok this seems more complicated than just logging in through google but let the testing begin.Image

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