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I want to merge Steves "Grocery Store Strawberry, and Bob's "Banana #3".

This is what I came up with. Any thoughts? All these things will be added in the proper order of course.

8# Strawberries
4 1/2 # Bananas
1 (11.5) White Grape Juice Concentrate
5 3/4# +2 cups sugar (SG to 1.085)
12 1/2 quarts water
1 tsp yeast nutrient
3 tsp acid blend
1/2 tsp + 1/8 tsp tannin
1/4 tsp S-Meta(it's what I have on hand)
3 1/2 tsp pectin enzyme
1/2 tsp yeast energizer

I am new to experimenting and would appreciate any feed back before I begin. Both of these fellas seem like they are on to something and would like to get the both of both worlds.

Troy
 

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What size batch is this cause 1/4 tsp of k-meta seems to be a lot for a 3 gallon batch if thats what you are shooting for.
 

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Actually it is a 3 gallon, and I wanted to use smeta because it is what I accidentally grabbed at the shop. What amounts do you recommend? Any other thoughts?
Thanks Troy
 

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1/4 tsp is for a 3 gallon batch, go with 1/8th tsp for this batch.
 

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I want to merge Steves "Grocery Store Strawberry, and Bob's "Banana #3".

This is what I came up with. Any thoughts? All these things will be added in the proper order of course.

8# Strawberries
4 1/2 # Bananas
1 (11.5) White Grape Juice Concentrate
5 3/4# +2 cups sugar (SG to 1.085)
12 1/2 quarts water
1 tsp yeast nutrient
3 tsp acid blend
1/2 tsp + 1/8 tsp tannin
1/4 tsp S-Meta(it's what I have on hand)
3 1/2 tsp pectin enzyme
1/2 tsp yeast energizer

I am new to experimenting and would appreciate any feed back before I begin. Both of these fellas seem like they are on to something and would like to get the both of both worlds.

Troy
Troy,
Did I miss the yeast?
I suggest Cote des Blancs.
The bananna will add mouthfeel (no pun intended)
R U doing a f-pac with this? Also consider backsweetening.
 

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I indeed was going to use Cotes de Blanc if my lil shop has it, if not can you recommend a substitute? Yeah, I will be doing an fpac, I didn't bring it up because thats still a few weeks away.
Troy
It should be a nice wine, both of the recipes this originated from looked excellent. I'm hoping to enjoy some success on this.
:D
 

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Pictures of a strawberry banana

Found these on Google, kinda neat.:)

Banana%20Strawberry.jpg

Strawberry banana.jpg
 

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71B-1122 promotes young fresh fruit forwarding wines
D47 Ideal for dry and fruity white wines
 

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You could use the Champagne yeast. It seems to get good results with strawberry. How much do ya have to pay for those exotic fruits pictured there Sid ?
 

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icemanpar3, first off welcome to the forum. Not sure why you are resurrecting a 2 year old thread but I also agree with 1/8 tsp of k-meta for a 3 gallon batch and then test for any additional that might need to be added. Today it is a lot easier and quicker testing for S02 than it was 2 years ago.
 

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