Rhubarb wine recipe ?

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Rhubarb wine recipe ?

Post: #279273 skeast
Mon May 19, 2014 4:29 pm

Anyone got a good recipe to share ? Last time I made it, it was way too sweet.

Thanks in advance

Sarah

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Re: Rhubarb wine recipe ?

Post: #279285 MKG
Thu May 22, 2014 11:49 am

Stick up the recipe you used, Sarah, and I'll adjust it for you.

Rhubarb wine is ridiculously easy as the recipe consists of rhubarb, sugar , water and very little else. What you do have to be careful of, though, is old recipes (or even misprinted ones) and weak yeast. Do you want a light, dry, crisp wine, or do you want a heavy, rich dessert wine? You can make those or anything in-between with rhubarb.

Just as a guide, 1.5 kilos of rhubarb and 1 kilo of sugar will give you that light, crisp one. I have one on the go at the moment with almost 3 kilos of rhubarb and knocking on 2 kilos of sugar - but that one needs a really good yeast to avoid ending up sickly-sweet.

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Re: Rhubarb wine recipe ?

Post: #281400 benner
Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:45 am

Mike,

Your ' light & crisp' rhubarb wine sounds intriguing...

Would you recommend the sugar juice extraction method?

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Re: Rhubarb wine recipe ?

Post: #281471 Crastney
Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:45 pm

last year I made rhubarb and ginger wine, and it turned out to be the best wine I've ever made.
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