Pressing Grapefruit today for 5 gallon batch

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dsamuelson

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Pressing juice for Grapefruit wine today. Fruit fresh off the tree. This will be my first attempt at grapefruit. Was planning to use Red Star Pasteur Blanc Champagne Yeast - looking for confirmation that is the right choice or suggestion for another yeast. Starting with some good looking fruit .. hope to end up with some nice drinking wine in a year or so!

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How much juice do you use for a 5 gallon batch. I just squeezed 4 gallons of juice and am looking to start a batch in a month or so. Till then, I am freezing the juice. I squeezed about 12 gallons of satsuma juice for wine a well.
 

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I am following Jack Kellers recipe at winemaking.jackkeller.net - using aprox. 32 large grapefruits for 5 gal batch. I have the juice and zest in the freezer until I get a chance to start it. I believe it's about 2.5gal of juice. First time for grapefruit wine.
 

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I started a grapefruit wine last spring...still bulk aging it though. It is still a little sour. I have read in some other threads that one should maybe use a little less zest than called for in the primary fermentation stage. My grapefruit shows promise but I think it just needs to age on a bit. Just thought i would offer my 2 cents of advice. I also used Mr Keller's recipe, #2, if i recall properly
 

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