Cherry recipe that doesn't taste like cough syrup?

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  1. Donatelo

    Donatelo Senior Member

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    Does anyone have a cherry wine recipe that turns out nice without the cough syrup effect. I made a batch that turned out so sweet, I could hardly drink it. I thought that I fermented to dry, after three months it is SWEET!
     
  2. salcoco

    salcoco Veteran Wine Maker Supporting Member

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    It sound like you did not finish fermentation or started with to high a sugar content that the yeast died before finishing dry. suggest visiting winemaking.jackkeller.net for a number of fruit wine recipes. also suggest hydrometer usage. set sugar level of fruit wine to sg=1.090 for starters hydrate yeast using instructions on the packet.add yeast nutrient once fermentation has started. monitor progress keep must at room temp of at lest 65degf.
     
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    Do you know what your starting and finishing specific gravities were?
     

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