Sunday, August 05, 2007

The Apple Wine, from last year!

So, OK the apple wine I made from a recipe in the "First Steps in Winemaking" book had, as far as I was concerned, finished.

It tasted very much like a quite syrupy apple juice, though it did actually have the "cidery bouquet" as suggested in the book - this is apparently because it's a very "high fruit" recipe.

Anyway, some of the good people from the "wines at home" forums have suggested that this might be because the fermentation had become "stuck", and that I should try to restart it with a high alcohol/champagne type yeast (I'm gonna try the Lalvin EC-1118 yeast).

It might work, it might not. If it doesn't, I might just top up the alcohol with some vodka for a dessert/aperitif type drink. Watch this space!

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