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How To Make Plum Wine

Updated on December 1, 2010

Steps and ingredients to make your own fruit or Plum wine

            Fruit wines (also called country wines) are a different variety of wine created from different fruits excluding wine. It is a healthy alternative to any other kind of alcoholic beverages and most of them are easy to make. Now this recipe I have written below is for delicious Plum wine. Plums are a good source of antioxidants and are helpful in the absorption of iron in our bodies, creating better blood circulation, which further leads to the growth of healthy tissues. So, give it a try.

            What You Will Need:

1-gallon water

3 lbs / 1,350 grams sugar

4 lbs. ripe sweet plums or 3 lbs. wild plums
5 tsp. citric acid

1/8 tsp. tannin
1 tsp. yeast nutrient
1 Campden tablet
1/2 tsp. pectic enzyme
Pantyhose

2 packages yeast

            What You Have To Do:

First, boil plums at approximately about 15 minutes. Take them out until they are soft with a mashed potato consistency. Do this while boiling the sugar.

Place plums in pantyhose, mash them, and then strain the juice into a container.

Next, pour the hot sugar over the plum until it fills up to a gallon

Funnel plum juice and yeast into 1-gallon jug and fill with water until the jug is full. When the mixture has cooled down, add the tannin, tablet, and acid. Place a thin cloth on the jug’s opening and seal tight with a rubber band

After 12 hours, add the pectic enzyme. Then after 24 hours add the yeast and stir.

Remove the straining bag after seven days. Place jug in a warm, dark place for 45 days.

After 45 days, there will be a noticeable settling on the bottom of the jug. Do not disturb that fermentation. To stabilize it, add Campden tablets once more and add two to six ounces of to sweeten the wine.

            Siphon it in bottles or any other container. Let it settle and age for about six to twelve months, longer if desired. Wine tastes better when it is older. Enjoy your very own Plum wine!

            Wine making may be tricky at first, but with a little help and practice, you will find it is an enjoyable, cost-effective method to make your own wine. And remember, there is no such thing as perfect win, as long as you follow the directions exactly as it is, then what you have made is fine. But if you have found other ways of making Plum wine or have discovered new additives to make your wine better, then than is a very good job indeed. Nothing tastes better than something you yourself have created.

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    • Florida Guy profile imageAUTHOR

      Chen 

      7 years ago

      Thanks minnow :-)

      I'm glad you liked it :-)

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      minnow 

      7 years ago from Seattle

      mmm! great idea for all those plums. thumbs up.

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