rhubarb +

I would like to start a batch of rhubarb wine. I am considering a rhubarb and sweet cherry (3 to 1) fruit mix. Any comments or suggestions?
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Hobbs Family
Sounds like a good idea. I would be sure to freeze your rhubarb (to help break down the fruit, because it is a pretty hard fruit) and thaw before you make the wine. I've got rhubarb in the freezer right now; as soon as I get enough I'm going to make some. You know, rhubarb blends well with other wines, but it will yield to the other fruit. I have this one batch which is still aging (I didn't have enough of each fruit to make a 1 gallon batch) rhubarb, blueberry, & strawberry. You may also want to use precipitated chalk to remove the oxalic acid taste, if you don't like the taste. When I make rhubarb wine, I use oranges instead of lemons for the acid requirement, but if you don't mind a little lemon aftertaste, then don't worry about it. Good luck. Darlene Germantown, Wisconsin USA
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Dar V

Rhubarb can make a pretty acidic wine and cherry sometimes comes out a little low in acid. Should be a good combination but you might think about making them separate and then blending them to taste. Just a thought. I have 5 gal's of rhubarb I am holding back for blending now.
Ray
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Ray

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