50 lbs of Scuppernong dropped in my lap last night..

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non-grapenut

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What to do, what to do...MAKE WINE, of course! With 50lbs of these babies, I can make many varieties...any suggestions?
 

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I think Grapeman or Wade can help U
 

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Not me I dont have any way of getting these, Saclait on the other hand might be able to help ypou as they are very close to Muscadines and I know he grows them and makes a very nice wine with them. Jack Kellar probably has a recipe for it. I would also look and ask on http://finevinewines.com/ as there are a few people there who make this wine and that is a very good forum to which I also mod there along with grapeman(A.K.A., Appleman there) Tom is a frequent poster there also who should be a Mod there.
 

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Scuppernogs are a variety of muscadines. There are 40+ vareities of muscadines, all having a somewhat different character.
With 50#'s you can make a very flavorful 6gal batch of wine. Freeze them for about a week if they haven't already been frozen (I'm sure they have as the season has been over for 3 months). Thaw and mash as best you can (reserve 1/2gal juice for back sweetening) and place in a 10gal primary. Add 2 3/4 gals water, 8# sugar, (try to achieve a 1.085-1.090 S.G.) 1/4tsp K-meta. Wait 24hrs and add 5tsp. yeast nutrient and pitch yeast starter (I use 71-B). Proceed as with any other wine and use the reserved juice to back sweeten when completed. Sit back and enjoy.
 

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Scuppernogs are a variety of muscadines. There are 40+ vareities of muscadines, all having a somewhat different character.
With 50#'s you can make a very flavorful 6gal batch of wine. Freeze them for about a week if they haven't already been frozen (I'm sure they have as the season has been over for 3 months). Thaw and mash as best you can (reserve 1/2gal juice for back sweetening) and place in a 10gal primary. Add 2 3/4 gals water, 8# sugar, (try to achieve a 1.085-1.090 S.G.) 1/4tsp K-meta. Wait 24hrs and add 5tsp. yeast nutrient and pitch yeast starter (I use 71-B). Proceed as with any other wine and use the reserved juice to back sweeten when completed. Sit back and enjoy.
Thank you, Sacalait! I can't wait to try this. Yes, these have been frozen..take up 1/2 my upright freezer..yeesh..good yeesh, though. Are Muscadines related to Muscat grapes? Just wondering...
 

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Not sure but I think that's a whole nother breed.

I forgot to add, don't forget to add pectic enzyme.
 

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Welcome aboard. Muscat and Muscadine are not related. Muscat grapes are Vitis vinifera species grapes (which covers almost every European wine grape) while Muscadine are Vitis rotundifolia species.
 

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Oh yeah, You stink! :D Getting 50 lbs of free Muscadines. :db My free source got wiped out by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. I can't find freebies anymore and the Farmer's Markets around here want WAY too much for them here. I think they were like $3.99 a pound this year. :tz
 

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Oh yeah, You stink! :D Getting 50 lbs of free Muscadines. :db My free source got wiped out by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. I can't find freebies anymore and the Farmer's Markets around here want WAY too much for them here. I think they were like $3.99 a pound this year. :tz
I KNOW--thus the 'naney, naney, boo, boo' post...last year, these things fell from the sky. I feel so blessed. Merry Christmas, everyone!
 

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Last week a friend wanted to get rid of some blackberries cause he needed room in the freezer and asked if I'd like them. I ended up with 21gals or about 85#'s. I now have blackberry wine on the go.
 

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DAMN !
You have your hip waders on falling into something so nice !
 

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Muscadine and blackberries... wow... does that ever take me back to my childhood in South Georgia. When the muscadines and blackberries are ripe, getting lost in the woods is not a bad thing!
I hate you guys... jealous, jealous, jealous.
HB
 

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Then dont ask what I paid for all the fresh fruit I got in the last 3 months.. Best deal 80#'s of PEARS = FREE
similar on all the fruit I got.
"It's not always WHAT you know
It's WHO you know"
 

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Last week a friend wanted to get rid of some blackberries cause he needed room in the freezer and asked if I'd like them. I ended up with 21gals or about 85#'s. I now have blackberry wine on the go.
If you were closer, I would hit you up for a trade...oh, well. I love blackberry wine. Our wild crops didn't do so well this last season due to drought.
 
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