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Offline jwalker

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Too much wine !
« on: February 24, 2014, 09:08:45 AM »
Well , what can I say , I enjoy the hobby , but I make WAY more than I drink , and even after giving lots away I find I still have too much.

The jar you see below was 1 1/2 gallons of Cherry Wine yesterday , now it takes up a lot less room in my cellar , and makes a nice Martini.

My plan is to make some Sherry , has anyone here ever made it?


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Re: Too much wine !
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014, 09:15:51 AM »
How is your cherry wine clear? That's interesting.  I've made sherry before. Hardest part is developing a stable flor to float on top.
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Re: Too much wine !
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014, 10:13:00 AM »
I found this recipe for using wines that don't come out as planned.

http://www.101winemaking.com/sherry.htm

I've heard that it makes a pretty acceptable sherry , though probably not a true sherry.
I also think that a similar process is used by some of the larger winemakers to use up some odd batches of wine , take for instance Bright's 74 sherry made here in BC , at only $5.99 per bottle , it is one of the cheapest alcoholic beverages in the store , so I just have my doubts it is made in the traditional manner , but you never know.

I'm going to try this method and see what I get anyway.

I would like to try the traditional recipe for a flor Sherry as well , how did yours turn out , and did you fortify it as well ?

This wine is clear now because I "processed" it , as I need something higher in alcohol content to fortify the Sherry with.
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Re: Too much wine !
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014, 11:12:50 AM »
ah, wine processing. Classic :)

I don't know about any of the home-scale processing. No, did not fortify. I got the final to 15% ABV so no need.
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Re: Too much wine !
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2014, 12:40:25 AM »
Used to make sherry from hip. Made 25 liter and devided that over 2 25 liter glass vats and closed the water lock with cotton. Left it for about a year that way and it turned out to a very nice cream sherry...
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Re: Too much wine !
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2014, 06:02:38 PM »
Well , what can I say , I enjoy the hobby , but I make WAY more than I drink , and even after giving lots away I find I still have too much.
Two choices it looks to me: (1) drink more or (2) make less.  I vote for (1)  ^-^