A Tiger Barn Cattery Wine Recipe

This is another house special wine blend. If you read through the several plum wine recipe posts, it would seem that I have messed up at least 2 batches of plum wine. However, I didn't intend to create any single fruit plum wine. I made 3 gallons specifically to blend with the various gallons that HAD messed up. A straight plum wine recipe is simply this:

4 Lb's of ripe Plums
6 pints of water
1 tsp Pectolase
1/2 litre Red Aldi Rio D'Oro grape juice or 8 Oz Raisins for tannin
2.5 Lb Sugar
1 tsp Citric Acid or 1 lemon's juice
1 tsp of yeast nutrients
A good red wine yeast

Drip strain the must though muslin, squeezing will take longer to clear and plum wine takes a long time to mature too, so unless you want to wait 18 months, drip strain :)

A rule is of thumb is as always: Only add as much sugar as you need to reach an SG of say 1.080 - 1.085 and that will almost guarantee a dry ferment at 12%.

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Ahh, I love these vinter's House Specials. There's no knowing the final outcome, but it clears the decks, empties the fridge and almost always boosts the year's supply of wine by 3 bottles of delicious wine. It's also nice because it announces the delineation between the seasons Summer fruits to those born of Autumn.

1 Gallon of Plumberry I is:
4 pints of Plum II wine plus
4 pints of the reserved berry wines from the fridge for a Plum & Blackberry wine ... aka Plumberry I
SG: 1.006

Saturday 9th October 2010

SG: 0.994

Friday 15th October 2010

1st Rack
Added a campden tablet
Topped up with Taff's Plum
SG: 0.995

23rd October 2010

SG: 0.995

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Clearing & Maturing: 1st Feb 2011

Bottled: 12th February 2011 - 6 x bottles

Drinkable: October 2011

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