Register Now!

Pick a Wine Kit & Win a Wine Kit Giveaway

Wine Making & Grape Growing Forum > Wine Making > Special Interest Wines > Skittle Wine

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-16-2011, 07:30 AM   #1
tjbryner
Senior Member
 
Jun 2010
Posts: 225
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts



Ok I have 2 gallons going o9f skittle wine going, I raked it off last night and I'm now getting ready to do at least 5 gallons more.

The color is a muddy brown but does it ever smell and taste good.

I used danda's recipe but doubled it for the 2 gallons. I added the recipe and converted it to ounces and pounds.
http://www.winemakingtalk.com/forum/...1&postcount=15

All Ingredients are per gallon
3/4 pounds of skittles
2 1/4 pounds of sugar
8.4 oz grape concentrate
1 tsp pectolase
Tannin
Nutrient
1 tsp acid blend or citric acid
Yeast

Pour the Skittles in a jug or bowl, pour over 2 pints of boiling water. Make sure that it boiling as you need to kill off all the preservatives.
Keep stirring, it will go into a gooey stodge but it will dissolve
add the sugar.
When cool to room temperature add the rest of ingredients
Put into a clean demi john.
Top up to shoulders of demi john with cold water. Fit an airlock and leave to ferment. This may take a few days or a couple of weeks depending on the temperature.
During this time you will get a orangey colour scum, this is ok.
When the bubbles stop coming through the airlock, or slow down to about one every 2 minutes.
Siphon off into a clean demi john. You may need to strain the wine to get rid of some bits left over.
Add 1 campden tablet and potassium sorbate.
Leave to clear.
When clear, siphon into a clean demi john or bottle.
Leave it a couple of weeks then add a campden before bottling.


 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 07:36 AM   #2
Redtrk
Winemaking dysfunctional
 
Redtrk's Avatar
 
Jul 2010
Posts: 782
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 5


The recipe on the bottom is for one gallon and not the doubled version?
__________________
Rick




...and in the end, it's not the years in your life,
but rather the life in your years.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 08:23 AM   #3
tjbryner
Senior Member
 
Jun 2010
Posts: 225
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Redtrk View Post
The recipe on the bottom is for one gallon and not the doubled version?
Yes it's for one gallon I just converted it to ounces and pounds, I did not want to change anything else from the original posting of the recipe.

I'll edit it to show that.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 09:55 AM   #4
Redtrk
Winemaking dysfunctional
 
Redtrk's Avatar
 
Jul 2010
Posts: 782
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 5


Quote:
Originally Posted by tjbryner View Post
Yes it's for one gallon I just converted it to ounces and pounds, I did not want to change anything else from the original posting of the recipe.

I'll edit it to show that.
Thanks for clearing that up but I have another question. I'm a newbie here!

Tannin nutrient, and yeast. How much of each since I will be buying it in bulk?

All Ingredients are per gallon
3/4 pounds of skittles
2 1/4 pounds of sugar
8.4 oz grape concentrate
1 tsp pectolase
Tannin
Nutrient
1 tsp acid blend or citric acid
Yeast
__________________
Rick




...and in the end, it's not the years in your life,
but rather the life in your years.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 11:26 AM   #5
tjbryner
Senior Member
 
Jun 2010
Posts: 225
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts


I recommend a 1/8 tsp per gallon, However I'm going to up it to just a bout a 1/4 tsp per gallon when I do a 5 gallon batch.

This is will be a test to see what the best level of tannins is.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 12:01 PM   #6
abefroman
Senior Member
 
abefroman's Avatar
 
Oct 2010
Posts: 768
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 8


Does the final result taste like Skittles?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 12:36 PM   #7
tjbryner
Senior Member
 
Jun 2010
Posts: 225
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts


I've only tasted it here and there through out secondary but so far the smell and taste is a very fruity mix of flavors.

As soon as it clears ( If it clears) and I bottle it I'll let you know what the final verdict is.

But the WIFE seems to like it so far!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 07:21 PM   #8
Redtrk
Winemaking dysfunctional
 
Redtrk's Avatar
 
Jul 2010
Posts: 782
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts
Likes Given: 5


I'm going to give this one a try. I'm going to try to start a batch next weekend.
__________________
Rick




...and in the end, it's not the years in your life,
but rather the life in your years.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2011, 05:57 AM   #9
tjbryner
Senior Member
 
Jun 2010
Posts: 225
Liked 2 Times on 1 Posts



If you make a batch of this you will get a kinda of white scum on top, It is a pain to clean out of a carboy!! It's more of a waxy feel to it.

SO I recommend that you you keep this in a primary bucket till you get rid of this scum. (about 2nd racking)

While I was racking my Spearmint Candy and Butterscotch candy wines, I thought I better post about the white waxy scum so no one dumps theirs.


 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 12:35 PM   #10
gicts
Junior Member
 
Dec 2010
Posts: 9

Quote:
Originally Posted by tjbryner View Post

If you make a batch of this you will get a kinda of white scum on top, It is a pain to clean out of a carboy!! It's more of a waxy feel to it.

SO I recommend that you you keep this in a primary bucket till you get rid of this scum. (about 2nd racking)

While I was racking my Spearmint Candy and Butterscotch candy wines, I thought I better post about the white waxy scum so no one dumps theirs.
but how does it taste?

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Wine Making Forum Replies Last Post
Skittle Wine?!? Samh200 Beginners Wine Making Forum 3 02-24-2012 07:51 AM
Skittle wine fermenting again danda General Wine Making Forum 25 12-28-2010 08:33 AM


Forum Jump