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just keep it somewhere cool and it will be fine.

Ive got mine sitting on the concrete in the garage. the temperature of the wort is arounfd 22-24deg.

You do get a better brew if it ferments slower.

But if your just going to grab a coopers can and give it a shot it will work ok.

If the plum wine lasts a year Ill be lucky :drunk

How slow does it ferment Im not getting any obvious signs of activity. Im thinking of adding some more yeast.

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Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:37 pm
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Did you sort your slow fermentation issue Bernie?

Forgot to mention earlier, but in fruit brews it's a good idea to add some yeast nutrient. Beers give the right kinds of food to yeast, but fruit juices don't really so they can start off really slow.


Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:05 pm
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Im not sure yet Slim,

I added another packet of yeast to each fermenter yesterday so will see what happens.

A couple of years ago I tried some apple cider and it bubbled like crazy but nothing yet with this :scratch

I did put in some yeats nutrient so I can only assume that it is just slow.

I got a bunch more plums today so Im thinking of mixing the 2 batches I have already started togther and doing this lot a bit differently.

I need more fermenters 3 just isnt enough :lol;

This lot Ill boil up skins seeds and all that will kill of any wild yeast and then ill strain the skins and seeds out and Ive got a bit of champagne yeast so I will try that unless the brew shop has a new batch of the wine yeast I was using - Ive already used the last 3 packs they had :lol:

In my mind it was the potasium metabisulfite that s slowing things up . So the next lot I wont use it till I want to stop the fermentation at the end.

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Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:15 pm
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Was gonna say it could've been the meta too. You need to let it sit for 2-3 days before adding any yeast. I added sodium metabisulfite to my last cider and it fermented fine after I left it to sit.

Anyway- hope it isn't a dud!


Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:46 pm
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Well its been a week now so the meta should have disapated - I also leftit for 48 hours before I added the yeast initially :hmm

It better not be a dud it took hours to de seed the Plums :roll:

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The results of 8 months fermentation

I made two batches from different types of plums this one the plums were a very small green plum.

The conetnts of the glas are whats left of the first bottle I have sampled and Im still alive :cheersarm

It has turned out very sweet almost like a light sweet sherry.

It has come out very clear with zip in the way of sediment primarily after about 3 months fermentation I transfered the brew to another fermeter which got rid of most of the sediment.

As I broke my hydrometer lats year and havent got around to getting a new one yet I cant comment on the alcohol content except that after a full glass I have to concentrate to get up from mychair :roll: but then I am a cheap drunk :lol:

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Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:48 pm
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:hmm
Im not sure that is such a good photo.

The colour is more a pinkish colour rather than .....

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Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:49 pm
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I was gonna say it looks a bit pale! sounds like you've had a success.

I didn't end up making any plum wine- the friend with plums never got back to me about making it. I just offset it with the 60+ litres of cider Dad and I made!


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Looks good does it smell alchoholic or just sweet?

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It has a slight ripe plum aroma with chocolate overtones infused with acacia berries. :o

oops Ive been spending too much time reading wine lables :lol:

Just smells like ripe plums. Ill bring some to the next GBY Gathering :drunk:

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