DRAGONFRUIT WINE

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Total Time
2184hrs
Prep
24 hrs
Cook
2160 hrs

Found this while looking for Jam recipes, what a cool idea. Original link is here http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/request212.asp , times and yield are estimates only Cooking time is for checking sediment per instructions, this recipe assumes that you have basic winemaking skills and the correct equipment

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 6 lbs ripe dragonfruit fruit
  • 1 34 lbs sugar
  • 6 pints water
  • 1 crushed campden tablet
  • 1 12 teaspoons acid blend
  • 1 teaspoon pectic enzyme powder
  • 1 teaspoon yeast, nutrient
  • 1 (5 g) packet wine yeast

Directions

  1. Put water on to boil.
  2. Meanwhile, carefully trim the greenery from the fruit, wash the fruit well, and chop it coarsely.
  3. Put chopped fruit, acid blend, sugar and yeast nutrient into primary.
  4. When water boils, pour into primary and stir until sugar dissolves.
  5. Cover with a sanitized cloth and set aside to cool.
  6. When at room temperature, add crushed Campden tablet and stir.
  7. Recover primary and set aside for 6-8 hours.
  8. Add pectic enzyme, stir, recover primary, and set aside another 6-8 hours.
  9. Add activated yeast.
  10. Stir daily for 7 days.
  11. Strain through nylon straining bag and squeeze juice out of fruit pulp.
  12. Transfer liquid to secondary, top up if required and fit airlock.
  13. Rack, top up and refit airlock every 30 days until wine clears and no new sediments form during a 30-day period.
  14. Stabilize, sweeten to taste, wait 3 weeks, and, if no renewed fermentation, rack into bottles.
  15. Like most wines, it should improve with age.