Plum Wine

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Plum Wine

Post: # 246583Post irigg
Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:28 pm

This must be the hardest wine to clear that i have ever made :scratch: :scratch: :scratch: :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :dontknow: :dontknow: :dontknow:

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Post: # 246596Post sarahkeast
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:47 pm

no kidding, is it ok to accept it as a little cloudy ? will it affect taste/alcoholic content etc ?
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Post: # 246601Post MKG
Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:12 pm

Plum wine is notorious for this. It WILL clear - either immediately or suddenly after waiting an age. Pectic enzyme at the start helps a lot, but doesn't guarantee a clear wine. Try getting it really cold (but not freezing) - that sometimes does the trick.

The good news is that the haze doesn't affect flavour or anything else, nor is it harmful in any way.

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Post: # 246652Post irigg
Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:08 am

4 gallon outside the back door covered with bin liners to keep out the light lol

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Post: # 246671Post becks77
Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:49 pm

Sorry but I've had no problems with it clearing at all, but I froze the lums before I got round to using them , could this help at all or just coincidence? :dontknow:
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Post: # 246699Post irigg
Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:15 am

mine was made with a mix of fresh and frozen

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Post: # 246704Post MKG
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:53 pm

becks77 wrote:Sorry but I've had no problems with it clearing at all, but I froze the lums before I got round to using them , could this help at all or just coincidence? :dontknow:
Not so long ago, I said the same on here about my peach wine. The very next batch was as hazy as all Hell.

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Post: # 246833Post Andy Hamilton
Mon Oct 17, 2011 4:42 pm

Racking a few times has always helped me.
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Post: # 247737Post irigg
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:29 pm

:( :( still cloudy :( :(

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Post: # 247747Post Andy Hamilton
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:51 pm

I'd say just drink it and don't worry. I've noticed some beers and ciders and marketing themselves as "naturally cloudy". As mike said, its cosmetic so don't worry.
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Re: Plum Wine

Post: # 247806Post irigg
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:38 pm

only 2 gallon left now :drunken: :drunken: :drunken: :drunken: i've been tasting it for a week or two

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