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dralarms

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Posted this in the recipe forum but thought it'd get more views and be more helpful here.

My sister came to visit and mentioned she had a red wine somewhere that had jalapenos in it. So I figured what the heck, I'd try anything once.

Here is my recipe:

1/2 gallon California red concentrate from www.homewinery.com
4 gallons water
2 tablespoons pectic enzyme
3 teaspoons fermax
Sugar to 1.090 (I think, I'll look this up tomorrow and correct if necessary)
Lavin 71b-1122 yeast
4 ounces of green jalapeno (meat only no seeds)

Fermented to 1.006
Added kmeta and potassium sorbate

Let clear and tasted, slight hint of jalapeno, not much at all.

Add 4 more jalapenos, again no seeds and left for about 10 days

Racked off using a small piece of cheesecloth to keep the jalapeno pieces out of the tube.

Tasted. Very nice, not too much heat but more than before.

For cooking, you could add more jalapenos, but for drinking I think it's just about right.

Tastes much better than the "hatch" chili wine she brought me the last time, it's got a bad chemical taste (but most of all store bought wine tastes like that to me anyway).

I'll be the only one drinking it so 24 bottles will last me a couple years before having to make more.

All in all another experiment sucess
 

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Awesome. Absolutely love the small batch, stash it away for the right time approach
Well I got about 4 3/4 gallons so not really a "small" batch.
 

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I had a white semi-sweet Jalapeno a month or so ago at Galena Wine Company in Geneva, IL.......LOVED IT. Sweet with a nice kick......
 

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I'd say 6 months in the bottle is going to make this one pop with flavor
 

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Sounds good ! I think I would prefer a white (chilled) with Jalapenos instead of a red. I might just have to make one!!

Thanks for the great idea and the post !!

AkBillyBow
 

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Sounds good ! I think I would prefer a white (chilled) with Jalapenos instead of a red. I might just have to make one!!

Thanks for the great idea and the post !!

AkBillyBow

That's next time
 

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Just to update, the wine has really improved. The jalapeño flavor is now coming forward with just a touch of heat (I say touch, but I eat habanero on everything). It’s really surprised me how well it’s done.
 

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