Cotton Candy Wine

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  1. Tyler Martin

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    Cotton Candy is made with a special type of sugar called flossing sugar. It is basically superfine sugar mixed with food coloring and artificial flavoring. [​IMG]
    My question is, can I use this sugar in place of white sugar in a regular wine recipe? My only concern is the artificial flavor and food coloring may be poisonous to the yeast.
     
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    Hi Tyler - and welcome. Why don't you try it? You could make up a micro batch - say 1 quart and if it ferments (and IF it tastes acceptable - a BIG if) then make a larger batch. That said, fermenting sugar (even with flavoring) does not really promise to result in a pleasant wine. But you may like this...
     
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    I was planning on using a bottled grape juice and adding enough sugar to get SG to 1.090, then backsweeten as needed. Would that be ok? I may try a small batch, thanks for your help
     
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    But then you are not really fermenting the cotton candy. You are fermenting grape juice with some additives.. no?
     
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    I understand what I'm fermenting using grape juice. I'm not sure how it would be considered "cotton candy wine" unless I did use some form of grape juice. Fermenting cotton candy sugar in water would taste like garbage.
     
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    What about if you used either a white grape or fruit base (peach, strawberry) and then use the cotton candy sugar to back sweeten - could give you what you are looking for.
     
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    I thought about this. How do you think dragons blood would taste backsweeten with cotton candy sugar?
     
  9. Tyler Martin

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    My initial idea, actually. Unfortunately I believe they are out of season. They stopped selling them in stores in my area a few weeks ago
     

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