Vintners Harvest Blood Orange

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  1. May 15, 2016 #1

    CheerfulHeart

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    Is anyone using this fruit base? Is this just a seasonal item? I am thinking of using this in a batch of Skeeter Pee or Dragon Blood.
     
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    Wait...what? Where did you find this?! I had no idea they even made blood orange.

    My regular suppliers don't have it in inventory.

    I need this.

    NEED.
     
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    I used a can of this in conjunction with the Raspberry Peach Sangria kit, to bump up the body and Abv of that kit that i like as is. Thought blood orange sounded like a good match for the mostly raspberry flavor. Seemed bit harder to clear like this, but additional time and racking did the trick. Just bottled so not peak yet, but think I hit the profile I was after.
     
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  4. May 16, 2016 #4

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    @Jericurl

    According to search engine Bing, which is where I found out about it, labelpeelers.com and barleynvine.com offer it. Those are the two sites I know about. The blood orange puree base seems to be something added to the product line recently. If I can find an online source that ships to California at a reasonable rate, I am definitely going to try this base. Blood oranges are a favorite flavor profile of mine.

    @slurve

    Thank you for the heads up about it being harder to clear. I appreciate knowing that. That helps.
     
  5. May 16, 2016 #5

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    I've seen blood orange beer kits, but not wine.
    Sounds like it could be a nice a version of skeeter-pee.
     
  6. May 16, 2016 #6

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    Dragon's Blood, a tropical mead, an addition to a cheap wine kit....oh man, I see several of these in my future.

    (I may like blood orange just a tad)
     
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    Definitely sounds like a great base for Skeeter Pee and Dragon Blood! That was my first thought when I saw it. If the shipping wouldn't break my bank account, I would buy a case. Because with my luck, it will disappear and never be offered again. :)

    @Jericurl: I so understand. My list of possibilities is expanding rapidly. I tell myself to remember I currently have only 3 carboys. :h
     
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    Blood Orange comes in cans of 49 ounces. I am guessing 1 can will work for a batch of Dragon Blood with 8 pounds of mixed berries. Any thoughts?
     
  9. Dec 2, 2016 #9

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    Well, I got a can of this awhile back and I'll likely be using it for December's WOTM club.

    Can anyone tell me how well it will work for a 3 gallon batch?
     
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    I suspect it will work much better in 3 gallons, more flavor and body than a 5 gallon batch. I would think about adding white grape concentrate for even more body...I dislike thin whinny wines!

    But...I have never eaten a blood orange and frankly it doesn't even sound good to me.
     
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    Using mine for a replica of Flying Dog Blood Orange IPA...great beer
     
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    I was in Az one year at the right time to score some blood oranges, and it made the very best orange wine I ever made. Made others, but had troubles with acid and harshness, not so with the BO!
     
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    Realize this is a old thread but I purchased a can and wanting to make a gallon. Can't find much information about making it. Anyone be able to jump in and help a newbie try again?
     

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