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Prune wine

Postby Glen Gilchrist » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:23 pm

Local supermarket - 1lr prune juice 50p on offer.

Bought 4 litres
Made up to 1 gallon with tea made from x3 teabags in 500ml
500g sugar (1kg equivalent per gallon)
1 x tsp nutrient
1 x tsp yeast
1 x tsp pectolase (not sure if needed)

24 hours later - bubbling away nicely.

I love all things prune, but OH hates them.

Any made pune before and what did it turn out like?
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Re: Prune wine

Postby irigg » Sun Jul 03, 2011 12:40 pm

many many years ago i made it from tinned prunes
i did,nt like it but that was the morning after effect of running to the loo lol
so i gave it away to a few people who never refuse a thing :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin:
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Re: Prune wine

Postby MKG » Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:19 pm

Adventurous soul :iconbiggrin:

Yes, the pectic enzyme is a good idea - plums have a fair amount of pectin and the prunerisation(?) process seems to make that worse.

I think you may find that the flavour will turn out to be way over the top. The standard recipe for prune wine uses 4 lbs of fruit and I don't think you'd end up with 4 litres of juice from that. However, I don't know this, so maybe it'll turn out as one of the seven modern wonders of the world. I'd have been tempted to make two gallons from it, though, but don't take my word as gospel.

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Re: Prune wine

Postby Glen Gilchrist » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:33 pm

Fermented to dryness and racked to new demijohn.

I've had a glass to test on transfer and it blew my head off. No real residual fruitiness - rich black / brown colour.

Will bottle and age it to see if it develops and more subtle flavour.

Still, I'm sure I'll drink it....

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Re: Prune wine

Postby GeorgeSalt » Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:40 pm

I wonder if age has been kind to this recipe? How has it turned out Glen?

(yes, I'm having a rummage through old threads looking for inspiration)
Curently collecting recipes for The Little Book of Liqueurs..
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Re: Prune wine

Postby okra » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:00 pm

irigg wrote:many many years ago i made it from tinned prunes
i did,nt like it but that was the morning after effect of running to the loo lol
so i gave it away to a few people who never refuse a thing :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin: :iconbiggrin:


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Re: Prune wine

Postby Glen Gilchrist » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:49 pm

Update:

As suggested this was vile - far to intense prune taste, with a vicious acid bite.

Bottled x5 bottles:


1 - Month - vile
6 - Months - slightly less vile, but maybe I was just being generous
12 - Months - vile
16 - months - drinkable , oddly worked well with cheese.

Will update at 18 months.

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