Be aware that all my recipes make more then the amount needed for topping off purposes later. Nothing worse then trying to find a bottle of something similar, especially something like this! I usually have about 3/4 of a gallon extra. I think youll be pleasently surprised by this concoction. It was actually a Jack Kellar's Chocolate Strawberry wine recipe that I thought was pretty nasty when finished so figured out how to make this drinkable and loved it when all was said and done along with many other people.
Well I got everything all mixed up. I don't know how... But I ended up with 6 gallons
18 pounds of frozen strawberries from costco, they had a lot of juice when thawed. I think that added to the extra amount. I added 1 extra cup of chocolate coco, when I remove the bags of strawberries it drops down to 5 gallons. Should I increase the rest of the ingredients too? I did put another 1/8 tsp of k-meta and a lot more sugar!! Empty all the sugar I had and my corn sugar I could only get the SG to 1.090, but some of my sugar might not have desolved all the way. I gave a taste test of the must to my wife and she said... taste like chocolate covered strawberries! Score one for the home team!
As a privileged sampler, I concur this is a very tasty product. It is really chocolatey, yet has a nice strawberry nose and taste. It is very rounded and smooth. Not sure if I ever told you Thank You Wade!
Good to hear Grapeman!! Every since I read this recipe, I have been wanting to try it. Thinking about making the Orange chocolate port from the fine vines recipe section. No one reported back on a taste test though!!
VW, Id give it about 6 m onths for the brandy to blend really nice but it should be good a little earlier due to thye sweetening effect. Grapeman, thank you first and I still havent gotten around to drinking any of your wines but I will make sure I drink one of the whites this weekend. I dont know what it is but I stick a few bottles in my cellar and they never see daylight again, I just seem to run on one wine for awhile and then switch to beer.
I usually use 1118 or 1116, but used D-47 because it is supposed to maintain fruit flavor like cotes de blanc. This morning it seems like it is under control now, I removed a huge bowl full of foam last night. Like a halloween candy bowl full
Well SG is at 1.020 foam is not a crazy as it was, but i did have a little foam forming in my test tube when I took the SG. I will rack it at 1.010 and might have to rack again soon after depending upon the the foam.