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Northerngal

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Started Nov11

Recipe:

Sugar, approx 8lbs
5pineapples; 8lbs sliced into chunks
4cans of 1lb pineapple chunks in juice
Yeast lalvin D47
Pineapple/Apple/Grape juice to top up to 3gal
Yeast nutrients

OG 1090

Primary for 7days, nutrient added initially and at 1060

Moved to secondary at 1010
 
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How many gallons are you making here? Is it a single gallon?
 

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3 gal batch. No water added; all juices. I'll be adding a few more pineapples into secondary; probably this week.
 

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I've chopped up more pineapples and am currently going through the freeze/thaw process. 5.2lbs of amazing, juicy delicious pineapple and the zest of 6 oranges. When I rack the wwine over it I will take a gravity reading.
 

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I'd love to try a pineapple wine one of these days... I like your recipe but for me the OG is a bit to high.

I've got to learn how to do small batches when doing a new country/fruit wine. So far I've just jumped in doing 6 gallons. Afraid one day I'll dump 30 bottles worth because I don't like the end product.
 

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I'd love to try a pineapple wine one of these days... I like your recipe but for me the OG is a bit to high.
Luckily, SG is easy to adjust by using less sugar. You can scale any recipe down to 1 gal by dividing the ingredients according to how many gals it makes. For example, as I've made a 3gal, divide all of my ingredients listed by 3. Or 5, or 6 etc.
 

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SG and taste test:

Pretty hot. I added a small amount of acid and sugar and it improved greatly. I've reduced 48oz to 14oz of pineapple juice on the stove to concentrate flavours and then will be treating that and the thawed pineapple chunks and orange peel with pectic enzyme for 12-24hrs before racking the wine on top of it. Clarity is decent for a young wine and I anticipate it getting better with time.

Current SG of 0.992
Kmeta and Sorb added

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Treated with Kmeta and Sorbate Jan 9. Sat on pineapple chunks and orange peels for 8 days. Racked it off today and it is onto cold crashing & aging.

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I'm following this thread. I'm very interested in how this turns out. I've made a couple of batches of pineapple and was not impressed with either.
 

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I'm following this thread. I'm very interested in how this turns out. I've made a couple of batches of pineapple and was not impressed with either.
Hence, why it's a 3gal batch. I'm hoping :h
 

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3 beautiful juicy ripe pineapples, added to about 1gal of pineapple juice; the fruit was chopped, frozen thawed, spent 2 days with pectic enzyme then it all went into a big mouth bubbler For a week. Racked into another 3 gal carboy today to settle and clear.
 

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Another dose of KMeta. One cup of honey to backsweeten. Letting everything meld and will update in a couple of weeks.
 

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Bottled yet? How does it taste! I have a Pineapple Mango finishing up primary right now.
 

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I am also very interested in how this turns out! I did basicly the same thing with Pineapple-Orange Concentrate.
 

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I just moved; so the fine lees have been stirred up. Adding kmeta and will bottle as soon as I am confident that it is cleared again.
 
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