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Making wine from frozen fruit

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:53 pm
by Chickenlady
In my freezer I have raspberries, blackberries and whitecurrants, which I want to use up in some nice fruit wine. Anybody got any tried and tested recipes that could use all three? I have only made a kit wine before, so I am a bit nervous.

Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:43 pm
by The Chili Monster
Never tried it myself, but here's a recipe for mixed fruit wine that can be found on this site:
I can probably dig out individual recipes for whitecurrant wine, blackberry wine and raspberry wine.

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:25 am
by Sandy
Hi Chickenlady, best winemaking forum I've found for country wines is:

Good luck! :cheers:

Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:35 pm
by Chickenlady
Ooh thanks! I will have a look. ( should have checked SS first! :oops:

Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 12:06 am
by The Chili Monster
The link to that forum you posted, Sandy, seems useful. Now I have got some equipment through freecycle, I'm itching to try out some recipes.

using old fruit

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:10 am
by elfcurry
I've grown blackcurrants for some years and often to put them in the freezer to avoid deciding to what to do with them. There were quite a few bags in there but I didn't think much about them.

Last November my freezer packed up and largely defrosted so I did a triage operation on all the contents (friend's freezer, use now or throw away).

The fruit didn't smell odd and I didn't feel that it would be dangerous but I was a bit worried about eating it direct so I made several batches of wine. I reasoned that if the yeast enzymes were happy to digest the sugar without being poisoned, I'd probably be OK too.

The wine seems the same as using much more recent fruit.

I'm too embarassed to admit how long it had been there :oops: but some years. Yes. Quite a few. Remember Tory governments?

But I promise not inflict it on anyone else not until I've sampled it MUCH more thoroughly. :wink: