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Deere

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Peak District
Sweetening damson wine
« on: June 26, 2012, 10:55:58 pm »
Hi,
Just wondering if anyone has any tips on sweetening some damson wine which I made last year.

It's sat in two demijohns under the stairs with the air locks removed as fermentation ended a while back.
I've decanted it into fresh demijohns and it looks as clear as!

I've got the bottles, the corks and some sweetener so I really ought to get motivated into bottling my first ever attempt at wine.

Any tips would be appreciated as its got plenty of volume but is just a little too tart.

Thanks in advance

Tim
Pedigree Ryelands, Charolais cross Mules

Sylvia

  • Joined Aug 2009
Re: Sweetening damson wine
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 02:16:40 pm »
Try putting some sugar syrup in. It will probably ferment some of this out so put a little in at first then a bit more until it's used up every bit of yeast. (patience is the word with wine ;) ) or you could use artificial sweeteners which are non fermentable. Doing it the syrup way will increase the alcohol content though and we wouldn't want that, would we? ::) :innocent: :innocent:

Deere

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Peak District
Re: Sweetening damson wine
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2012, 12:24:18 am »
Haha!

It's quite potent stuff already!

Think I'm gonna have a go at both ways as I have some of the sweetener I bought when I ordered some other bits online.

I made damson gin too, it was that good there isn't much left after sampling it when friends came round Christmas eve!

Thank you for the advice, first time making wine!

Tim
Pedigree Ryelands, Charolais cross Mules

 

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