This batch was made from 2 96oz. cans of Vintner’s Harvest Elderberry Wine Base ($37 a piece). I followed the simple recipe on the can, except I adapted their 3-gallon recipe to a 6-gallon recipe, plus a teaspoon of grape tannin and a 2oz. bag of dried elderflowers. Yeast: Lalvin K1-V1116.
This batch is from a wine kit: Winexpert Selection Original Series: Luna Rossa. A 4 gallon kit that produces 6 gallons of wine. It was about $115. The yeast packet it came with: Lalvin EC-1118. I am also adding Medium Toast American Oak Cubes to the wine after the primary fermentation is finished. Continue reading “Hippo (a red wine blend)”
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This batch was made from about 3 lbs. of dandelion flower heads, 6 cans of 100% white grape juice, 12 oranges and 12 lemons ($37 if you don’t count your time and effort to collect the dandelion flowers). I adapted a 1-gallon recipe from Jack Keller for my 6-gallon batch. Most of the recipes say to remove the flower petals from the dandelion heads. Granted, this isn’t too bad for a 1-gallon batch, but when you are multiplying everything times six, you have to find the most efficient way to proceed. Yeast: Lalvin ICV D47