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Old 04-20-2015, 02:50 PM   #1
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Has anyone made a successful sweet tea wine? Being from the south and from the city that is home to Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, sweet tea is a big deal. I am interested in trying to make a sweet tea wine. I did try a white zen that was flavored w black tea extract from a winery. It had a very nice flavor but I'm interested in fermenting the tea. Any thoughts?

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Old 04-20-2015, 02:52 PM   #2
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It was one of my first wines, I made mine too strong (too much tea) but it was very good and it's gone. I need to make more.

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Old 04-20-2015, 03:35 PM   #3
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How much tea did you use? I am shooting for a 5 gallon batch and I have the giant tea bags you get from SAMs that you use 1 to make a gallon of tea.

 
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Sweet Tea Wine !!!!!!! now that is one we will be trying this summer ,,,, Sweet Tea Wine ,,,,,, what tea would be best ???? green ?? black ??? herbal ???????? mint ??? green or black mint ????

 
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Here is the recipe I'm thinking about for a 5 gallon batch,
5 giant tea bags (directions say 1 per gallon on box)
Sugar to SG 1.09
5 tsp yeast nutrient
5 tsp acid blend
2 1/2 tsp pectic enzyme
1 crushed campden tablet
Yeast thinking EC1118
Water to a little over 5 gallons

Thought???

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Add 1 extra tea bag. You need it just a little stronger than normal. But other than that recipe looks good

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Old 04-20-2015, 05:15 PM   #7
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I was on the fence about 5 or 6 giant tea bags so thanks for the advice, I'll change it to 6! I think I'm gonna throw it together in the fermenter tonight! It's getting warm in the south!

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If I had an empty, I'd start me some.

 
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Served over ice with a lemon wedge? Y'all got me thinking now.
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I'll keep ya'll posted on mine, I pitched the yeast yesterday! I'm also thinking you could add raspberry extract for a raspberry tea or orange or lemon! So many teas!

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