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Title: Guava wine
Post by: stressbaby on July 24, 2012, 08:03:11 PM
I recently starting making wines, and Jay asked about pics and recipes.  I make wine solely from fruits that I grow.  So far, only tropicals, but on the temperate side I intend to try highbush cranberry, which is supposed to make an awesome wine.  I also have an enormous persimmon tree which is totally loaded this year.  So I expect 5-10 gal of persimmon wine as well.  Other tropicals may include pom, hibiscus, sugar apple, banana, others.

My first batch was guava.  The recipe is here: http://www.malaysiafruit.com/guava/wine.php (http://www.malaysiafruit.com/guava/wine.php) but the link doesn't seem to be working now.  I used 4# frozen guava, a mix of 25% 'Nana' 35% lemon, 40% strawberry.  The recipe called for boiling the fruit, which I have subsequently learned to be a cause of pectin haze.  I think that is why this wine is so slow to clear.  Likely it will require fining.  The starting SG was 1.090 and it went to 0.994.  Topping off brought it back to 0.996.  Fantastic aroma, raw but decent taste, hopefully it will mature a little bit.  The color is off-putting, probably due to some oxidation of the fruit prior to making the wine; I hope it clears to a nice amber color but we'll see. 


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Title: Re: Guava wine
Post by: TropicalFruitHunters on July 25, 2012, 06:57:25 AM
Looks like apple cider!  Got rid of my guava plants.  They were taking up way too much room!  Got any recent pics of your plants with fruits on them?  They must have been loaded.
Title: Re: Guava wine
Post by: stressbaby on July 25, 2012, 08:16:55 AM
Looks like apple cider!  Got rid of my guava plants.  They were taking up way too much room!  Got any recent pics of your plants with fruits on them?  They must have been loaded.

Nothing recent.  I got rid of the lemon and the 'Nana.'  I still have the strawberry.  I regret getting rid of the lemon, I may get another one.
Title: Re: Guava wine
Post by: lkailburn on July 30, 2012, 11:19:36 AM
I've never heard of 'nana' guava.
Looks like a fun experiment

-Luke
Title: Re: Guava wine
Post by: Jackfruitwhisperer69 on July 30, 2012, 04:02:43 PM
I've never heard of 'nana' guava.
Looks like a fun experiment

-Luke


Hi Luke,
I also have never heard of 'nana' guava, till I first saw the plant a while back. Which Adão posted about this cool tree 8)

http://www.logees.com/Dwarf-Guava-Psidium-guajava-nana/productinfo/R1521-2/ (http://www.logees.com/Dwarf-Guava-Psidium-guajava-nana/productinfo/R1521-2/)
Title: Re: Guava wine
Post by: lkailburn on July 31, 2012, 11:45:33 AM
Thanks for the link! So it's the dwarf guava, not a banana flavored guava. Very Cool! I know COPlantNut has two of these, they are maybe around 2' tall by 2' wide and are loaded with flower buds right now.

-Luke
Title: Re: Guava wine
Post by: stressbaby on September 09, 2012, 09:18:40 AM
Thought folks might like to see a pic of the bottled wine.


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