- Dec 27, 2017
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Have an opportunity to pick all the crabapples i would like. But what does the wine taste like? A really heavy laden tree with small fruit red color. Thanks.
I think ive been near 4 to 1 buckets of apples to buckets of juice. It will depend on size of the apples and how juicy they are though. (Smaller ones pack more densely) I only use straight juice for apple. Never water. I often use apple juice in place of water in other fruit winesThat makes sense thanks. How many pounds of fruit for 5 gal. Wine? I will be picking them next weekend. Still felt hard to me yesterday. Joe
I crush and press but i posted that to give an idea of how much juice there is.Are you crushing the apples for the 4:1 ratio? I plan to freeze them then do the strainer bag in the bucket method. But maybe that won’t work with that much fruit? I will use 100% apple juice to top off too.
I have an old crab apple tree that produces large batches of crab apples every few years. Once made a 3 gallon batch of one of the best apple wines. I picked the crab apples off the ground, washed and crushed them then froze till I had the amount I needed. Tree is about gone so don't expect any more. Last year made a gallon batch from Dolgo crab apples. Still in aging tank.Is it better to work with barely ripe or extra ripe fruit? Is freezing & thawing recommended?
I have 2 dwarf cab apples in my yard and they are loaded with small (barely bigger than cherries) fruit. I am considering making a one gallon batch of jalapeno - crab apple wine. Could be a drinking wine . . . or it could be a cooking wine.
I'm new at making wine and my first try will be Crabapple getting ready to harvest them . ANd NOW better half tells me there is arsenic in the seeds, I was planning on using a antigue food/fruit presser or food processer how are you getting the seeds out of your batch you made?.Wash those very thoroughly and cull the bad spots. I remove the stems and seeds. The seeds have a small amount of arsenic in them. Had a dog that loved the apple cores that my kids gave her. Later, at the vet they told me "no no no!" Dog survived , but lesson learned.
Well I have 6.5 lb of tart crab apples cleaned destemmed all good fruit that I’m estimating for a gallon of wine. Pretty labor intensive I think. Kind of an experimental wine for us. Now in the deep freeze till I have some time to start it later this year. Spritzed it with a solution of pectic enzyme too.