- Feb 11, 2021
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Racked to carboy last night and tasted it. Both my wife and I could really only taste peaches. As of now replicating the 4th of July dessert seems to have been a failure but it seems we will have a pleasant light peach wine. It will be interesting to see if anything changes over the next few weeks.As my first batch of dragon blood quickly depletes I decided to start something a little different. Partially inspired by a July 4th pineapple and cherry desert I used 8lb of pineapple/peach/mango/strawberry and 2 lbs of sweet cherrys. Otherwise following the DB recipe. We will see how it goes.
Can confirm it is indeed dangerous. Dave really knocked it out of the park. I took a bottle of the original recipe DB and a bottle of homemade sav blanc to a large family gathering. To extended family members who own restaurants out in LA happened to be in town. Well the two of them drank the entire bottle of DB, before anyone else could get a sample. When I told them how it was made the looks on their faces were beyond pricelessHoly crap this stuff is dangerous! It tastes like fruitopia fruit punch! No alcohol taste. I don't remember getting to bed lol. Now I'm just waiting for the batch to clear. Friends who I told about my experience testing it are eagerly waiting to try. This maybe my new go to recipe.
A lug is a box of grapes. Usually 36 lbs. This is a “second run” for these grapes. I fermented them already and added the wine to my Tuscan blend. Its a great way to stretch my investment in the grapes. I learned this from @winemaker81 posts. The grapes have a surprising amount of life left in them after fermentation!After reading the last post, I said "I might have just made a Chianti with the Sangiovese." I reread it, and noted that it was just the skins. Interesting idea, and I think you will have a winner. Where can you buy just skins? BTW, what is a 'lug'? I've seen it used before, and just thought 'volume'!
Finer Wine Kits sells skin packs as an option for their kits -- they may sell separately but I haven't seen it advertised. Other vendors sell skin packs, but I don't know any details.Where can you buy just skins?
Following is a picture of two 36 lb lugs, stacked. My purchases have been in 36 lb lugs, but there are other sizes -- I've seen 42 lb lugs advertised.BTW, what is a 'lug'?
I would give it more than a few weeks. Just might turn out to be a real keeper. Patience is a virtue!Racked to carboy last night and tasted it. Both my wife and I could really only taste peaches. As of now replicating the 4th of July dessert seems to have been a failure but it seems we will have a pleasant light peach wine. It will be interesting to see if anything changes over the next few weeks.
@pandakatelyn, double check the label -- I made one of these a few years ago and I think it reconstitutes to 5 US gallons. I added 1 liter red grape concentrate to stretch it to 6 gallons. My notes are in the link below. Note that I split the batch -- if I had it to do again, I'd have not split it, and made only the main (non-fortified) batch.I believe it makes 6 gallons. If it's a one gallon jug, add it to 5 gallons of water then and the other amendments (sugar, k-meta etc.)
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