Apple Raspberry Ferment Update
I started this apple & raspberry wine ferment back in January. It’s all bottled (and partially drank) now so I can finally give you an update.
This turned out great! If it lasted long enough, I could let it age a bit to clear and develop further, but we’ve been having some beautiful almost summer weather here in B.C. so we’ve dipped into this wine in the evenings.:)
Let me tell you – it has a wee bit of a kick! Woo. I did the final SG reading at 1.00 (it started at 1.105) using a hydrometer, so with initial temperature calculated in, it has finished off around 14% – 14.5%.
The flavor is very clean and smooth. No sharpness, bitterness, or ‘off’ flavors. Very nicely flavored – it’s hard to go wrong with raspberries!
Where I left off on the initial post, I’d just pitched the yeast (Lalvin EC-1118 Champagne Yeast) and left it as an aerobic ferment.
I left it in the only consistently warm area in my house and pretty much left it alone, just disturbing it to take hydrometer readings occasionally.
Once the SG read 1.03 I racked it and replaced the cloth tops with airlocks and let it ferment to 1.00.
I used a wine siphon to bottle the wine, careful not to disturb the accumulated particulates.
I could have racked again first, but since this is mainly for Kevin and myself I wasn’t worried about it too much. There is very little settling since bottling and I’d rather opt for less air exposure.
The bottles were placed in the pantry. After 24 hours, I put one in the fridge to bring out with dinner.
There is a negligible amount of carbonation, but it still has a nice sweetness to it.
This apple raspberry ferment turned out to be a great combination for a wine, give this one a try!
posted by krysprincess on March 13, 2015
never heard of this but this kind of like diy apple juice
posted by Yogurt Hydro on March 13, 2015
LOL I don’t know where you buy your apple juice!! The raspberry is the prominent flavor – not to mention the alcohol content!:)
posted by imaclogger23 on March 14, 2015
posted by nerdzrage on March 18, 2015
Um yes please must try!
posted by Lisa Coomer Queen on March 18, 2015
This was very interesting. I’ve made plum wine before but never this. Thanks!
posted by Nelly B on March 19, 2015
I’ve been meaning to try to ferment my drinks or veggies but have not had time and have not erase arched it well,enough, at least the how to’s.
posted by Ayesha Jamal on March 21, 2015
:) you write good posts…
posted by Yogurt Hydro on March 24, 2015