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Has anyone out there made orange wine? Does it have a subtle orange flavor or is it quite strong? Looking for recipes if anyone cares to share. Thanks.
 

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I made it a few years back...didn't really care for so I didn't save the recipe. Jack Kellers site contains some orange recipes.
 

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Thanks for the input. I'll check out that web site.
 

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Have 3 different mandarin styles going at present, closest I have. One is based on a Keller orange recipe, simply substituted. Started it 5 June at SG 1085, racked to secondary on 19 August SG 992. Noted it as extremely clear; good enough to bottle , mandarin colour, no mandarin smell or taste, dry, no yeast or rocket. Early days still so hope character will develop.
 

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I made it two times in subsequent years.

After a while there is no orange smell or flavor left in the wine.
It was perfectly clear, had alcohol and acid but almost no flavor.

I made it from pure orange-juice and had no further flavoring
additions.

Luc
 

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I wouldn't have thought of orange wine, but I really like the sound of the mandarin. I would want a good fruit flavor though. Maybe just add extra fruit?
 

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Of the other 2 mandarin brews, first was 10lbs/gallon (Imperial) fruit peeled and bagged with some peel included. No surprise, pith came thru initially, but has now gone 1 month later. Very clear, pale colour, slight orange tinge. Dry, but nose and palate not defined.
Second was juice only, 16kg gave 8 litres and 6 litres water added. High sugar in gradual additions has given high AV, fermented right out in 3 months. Excellant clarity and colour, rocket fading rapidly in favour of mandarin. Vanilla bean thrown in right at start, coming thru on the nose and back palate. Good mouth feel.
 

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