My attempt at Strawberry Rhubarb wine

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    GreenEnvy22 Senior Member

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    I received about 8 lbs of Rhubarb from a relative and had a bunch of frozen strawberries on hand, so decided to try making a batch of strawberry/rhubarb wine.
    I looked at a couple different recipes and made one of my own, will see how it turns out.

    Some measurements may be modified a bit once I get an SG reading.


    3.1 Kg chopped Rhubarb
    5.4 Kg frozen sliced strawberries
    5 x 295ml Minutemaid grape punch frozen concentrate (sugar, grape, apple, pear juice, absorbic acid)
    3 Kg white sugar
    2 tsp yeast energizer
    5 g fermaid
    1.5 tsp pectic enzyme
    20 g acid blend
    1.45 g potassium metabisulfite
    19 L water

    I'll take some measurements tonight once everything has had some time to mix and will adjust the above values as needed.
    Aiming for about a 10% fruit wine.

    I'll be using 1116 yeast for this one.
     
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    Doh, both of my ph meters are broken. Have another one coming tomorrow.
    So I don't know know ph yet.
    I'm guessing it's way too high, as TA is just 3.5.
    Added 600g more sugar to get to 1.07 sg
     
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    Borrowed a friends pH meter, it's 3.12 so thats good. Never seen TA so low when PH is good.
     
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    Fermentation is moving along, down to 1.06 now.
    TA is now 0.6, pH 3.11.
    So TA is now much more normal. dunno if it was a fluke reading I had or if the rhubarb is bringing it up.
     

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