First batch, strawberry wine, to add Tannin or not?

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lherndo

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I've seen different recipes and some call to add a little of wine tannin to it. I know I do not like red wine with high tannin that puckers your mouth, but I know some really love it.

Is this what adding the tannin will do? Or do you add a small amount for body or some other purpose?

BTW- I just mixed the berries, chems and sugar last night, haven't added the yeast yet. Should I add some raisins or not? I've heard it adds body to the wine. Thanks.
 

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raisins and tannin addition is up to you..raisins add body and a bit more sugar. Most fruit wine recipes have a tannin addition.. I add it in the form of a cup of strong black tea per gallon of must.

you can also increase the body of your wine with the addition of bananas.

which recipe did you use?

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If its your first try without it. If you know what tannin will do then I would use a small amt. (1/2tsp)
 

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