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BettyJ

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Ok, I am anxious to get my hands on a big batch of these little guys. They are green at the moment. I have friends that are reserving their trees for me, with the promise of wine in their future :)

Has anyone else on the board ever made sea grape wine? The grapes are quite small and have a large seed, so not much juice per grape. I am thinking I will try to juice them prior to weighing and use a standard 20 lbs per 5 gallon batch? I do have to remove the seeds prior to fermentation, right? Just checking as I have never made wine from actual grapes before!
 

Green Mountains

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I have never heard of a sea grape.

That said, yes, you'll want to remove the seed prior to crushing or at the very least remove them from the must within hours of pitching your yeast to avoid too much of the bitterness to impart itself on your must.

What do they taste like from the vine when they are ripe? Sweet? Sour?
 

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