Plum wine query

Hi there!
We have a surfeit of plums this year - and very nice they are too! - but rather than letting them go to waste, I was wondering how easy it'd be to make plum wine? I've found a few recipes online but was wondering if anyone here had any first-hand tips they could pass on?
Thanks in advance!
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john smith
> Hi there! > > We have a surfeit of plums this year - and very nice they are too! - but > rather than letting them go to waste, I was wondering how easy it'd be to > make plum wine? I've found a few recipes online but was wondering if > anyone > here had any first-hand tips they could pass on?
Plums have a lot of sugar in them. So you have to be careful how much sugar you add or the yeast won't handle it.
And you need to use a yeast with a high tolerance for sugar.
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Tom Kunich
> "john smith" wrote in message > news:H3ZYp.34011$Rw7.4021@newsfe28.ams2... >> Hi there! >> >> We have a surfeit of plums this year - and very nice they are too! - but >> rather than letting them go to waste, I was wondering how easy it'd be to >> make plum wine? I've found a few recipes online but was wondering if >> anyone >> here had any first-hand tips they could pass on? > > Plums have a lot of sugar in them. So you have to be careful how much > sugar you add or the yeast won't handle it. > > And you need to use a yeast with a high tolerance for sugar.
Pit and freeze them first. The freezing breaks down the cell walls. You'll need a hydrometer to know how much sugar is present and how much to add. The types of plums vary greatly just as grapes or other fruits do. Some make a very nice wine and some just fair. Go to www.winepress.us , you'll get good advise. There have bee recent threads about plums as well. Steve
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Steve Peek
> "john smith" wrote in message > news:H3ZYp.34011$Rw7.4021@newsfe28.ams2... >> Hi there! >> >> We have a surfeit of plums this year - and very nice they are too! - but >> rather than letting them go to waste, I was wondering how easy it'd be to >> make plum wine? I've found a few recipes online but was wondering if >> anyone >> here had any first-hand tips they could pass on? > > Plums have a lot of sugar in them. So you have to be careful how much > sugar you add or the yeast won't handle it. > > And you need to use a yeast with a high tolerance for sugar. > > >
Thanks for that! That's exactly the kind of thing I was looking for...
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john smith
> > "Tom Kunich" wrote in message > news:IvmdnXDgzPz5_qnTnZ2dnUVZ_sednZ2d@earthlink.com... >> "john smith" wrote in message >> news:H3ZYp.34011$Rw7.4021@newsfe28.ams2... >>> Hi there! >>> >>> We have a surfeit of plums this year - and very nice they are too! - but >>> rather than letting them go to waste, I was wondering how easy it'd be >>> to >>> make plum wine? I've found a few recipes online but was wondering if >>> anyone >>> here had any first-hand tips they could pass on? >> >> Plums have a lot of sugar in them. So you have to be careful how much >> sugar you add or the yeast won't handle it. >> >> And you need to use a yeast with a high tolerance for sugar. > > Pit and freeze them first. The freezing breaks down the cell walls. You'll > need a hydrometer to know how much sugar is present and how much to add. > The types of plums vary greatly just as grapes or other fruits do. Some > make a very nice wine and some just fair. Go to www.winepress.us , you'll > get good advise. There have bee recent threads about plums as well. > Steve > >
Cheers for the advice and the link...
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john smith

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