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Snafflebit

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I was inspecting the avocados on my backyard tree today and had a crazy idea, avocado wine. It looks like there will be a big crop coming next year and I thought that it cannot be worse than water wine LOL. They aren’t exactly sweet, but they are a fruit. How would it work?
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The avocado is 15% fat, and a trace of sugar. This will be a hard wine to produce, as an example of your finished wine picture three teaspoons of oil floating on the surface of a cup of grape juice or 2.4 cups of oil per gallon. ,,,, how much water did you want to dilute the avocado with?

Grape in comparison would have half a teaspoon of oil in a gallon.
 

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I did not consider the fats. The grape oils are trapped in the seed, the flesh of the avocado has fat and avocado oil is easily oxidized also.
 

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Always thinking, that's good, but I'll say to 'just say no!' I don't see good things happening here, lol, but if you must . . .

Avocado is great on it's own, and you can freeze the flesh, so . . .
 
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Agree with G259 and Rice_Guy - don't think this will work. You'd have to add a lot of sugar and it is going to be an oily wine. If it were me I'd look to make a lot of Guacamole. Seriously good-looking avocado BTW!
 

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So, the consensus is that avocado wine CAN be worse than water wine.

Maybe an old-fashioned fruit swap is needed, avocados for grapes.
 

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What you might do is buy some vodka and see if adding avocado to the vodka might produce a tincture you might enjoy. If the alcohol can extract the flavors you like and you can filter out the fats then it MIGHT be worthwhile trying to ferment on avocados . If the vodka cannot make an enjoyable liqueur then avocado may not be a good candidate. Steeping the fruit for a month (or wven 2 weeks) should be long enough to tell...
 

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The avocado liqueur idea is excellent! As it turns out, I have run out of ripe avocados on the tree. This experiment will need to wait for the autumn.
 

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It could , of course, wait... or you might look for some store bought avos to see if the idea has any legs. If you cannot make even a reasonable avo liqueur (or "brandy") from the vodka then you know that the idea of making a wine is likely to be more trouble than it is worth.
 

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