Cherry berry plum with cacao nibs

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  1. Brigitte

    Brigitte Junior Member Supporting Member

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    I posted this over in wine making but realize it probably needs to be in this thread. I ran across this frozen fruit at wal Mart. I have not purchased yet.
    Was wondering if anyone has a good idea of how to use it for wine making ? Any ideas or suggestions??
    Would the nibs work ok in primary ??
    Thanks for any help ! IMG_3610.jpg IMG_3611.jpg
     
  2. wineforfun

    wineforfun Still Trying To Make The Perfect Wine and Now Tryi

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    Wow, that looks very good/interesting.

    I would buy 3 of them and make two gallons of wine (using 4.5 lbs. per gal.). SG of 1.090-1.095, appropriate additions, ie: nutrient, acid blend, kmeta, tannin, etc.

    When done, backsweeten to your liking.

    I may have to see if our Walmart has this blend. Not sure about the nibs but would be willing to give it a go. I have added Lindt 85% chocolate to carboys while aging before.
     
  3. Brigitte

    Brigitte Junior Member Supporting Member

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    @wineforfun... I may just have to try it like you suggested !
     
  4. Brigitte

    Brigitte Junior Member Supporting Member

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    Another thought ... would this make a port? Just wondering as I have never made a port
     
  5. Brigitte

    Brigitte Junior Member Supporting Member

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    In case anyone is interested. I used a bag of this fruit and cacacoa nibs by adding them to a carboy then racking over a triple berry wine onto them. Left for a week then poured through a strainer bag. Still needs some aging but the chocolate taste comes through at the end. Very interesting wine.
     
  6. Scooter68

    Scooter68 Still getting started at 26 batches & 2 1./2 years Supporting Member

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    I would use 2 bags per gallon. AND I would definitely try making a dessert wine out of it as well

    2 bags equals 6 lbs of fruit per gallon and with blueberries that yields a great solid tasting wine. With plums and Sweet cherry.... I keep thinking of the plum wines I've had that were so close to being liquors. (ARRGH I don't have anymore plum wine around.)

    Yup.... This might be on my list of wines to make. I have sweet and pie cherry trees, plum trees and blueberry bushes. If a late frost doesn't wipe out my plums some year,.... I will have to do this.

    Hmmm where can I get a Cocoa tree?

    :)
     
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