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Mel Rice

  • Joined Sep 2011
Plum Wine HOW?
« on: September 06, 2012, 02:31:46 pm »
This is aimed mainly at 'plums' but how do you prep your plums to make wine.?
 
stone?
chop?
Squeeze in press?
I can do all but do you?
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MikeM

  • Joined Jul 2011
  • NW Devon
Re: Plum Wine HOW?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2012, 03:35:54 pm »
I just crush the plums by hand in the bucket, removing the stones as I go.

plumseverywhere

  • Joined Apr 2013
  • Worcestershire
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Re: Plum Wine HOW?
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2012, 08:24:09 pm »
Hubby uses a crusher followed by a press. He makes about 400 bottles each year though (I drink 'some' of it!)
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Mel Rice

  • Joined Sep 2011
Re: Plum Wine HOW?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 10:49:57 am »
Thanks....theres no excuse now , I will have to collect them and start processing.
 
Ill just have to give the apples in the press one more turn (they have not done too badly,,,about 6/7 litres from the press full ((two big buckets full)).)

plumseverywhere

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Re: Plum Wine HOW?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2012, 10:50:56 am »
 :thumbsup:   brilliant!  watch out for mice though!! they seem to like a bit of plummy  :o
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Dans

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Re: Plum Wine HOW?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2012, 11:51:41 am »
First one we ever did was also our first wine. I peeled each plum and pitted them lol. Got a lovely white wine. Now I just remove the dtones. Good luck!

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Mel Rice

  • Joined Sep 2011
Re: Plum Wine HOW?
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2012, 10:30:31 am »
Well its upstairs bubbling (well it was yesterday...today its miserable so a bit chilly for much yeast action)
I ended up whizzing them as the machine didnt want to chop!! Next time I thought I would just press the halves as the whizzed stuff was very messy to press and still seemed wet at the end

 

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