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Bum Wine
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,747
    i have a 3 gallon better bottle that's been sitting completely empty for a long time now and i'd like to make some cheapo bum wine in it.

    what should i use? it's going to have to be store bought juice, as i don't have a press or grapes or any other fruit for that matter.

    i was thinkin maybe get some grape juice and mix in a little cherry juice, or pom, blueberry, ect?

    whacha think? if it sucks i can always use it for cooking, works great in my water smoker.

    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,747
    or would a white wine be easier/tastier from store juice? maybe add some pears to the white grape juice cans. sounds ok, but will it work?
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,747
    i'm prepared to store this hooch for a long while to make the flavor less prison-y than i expect it to taste when it's fermented out.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,747
    Don't forget, needs to be cheap!
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    just grab the cheapest juice you want, pitch 71-B or K1V yeast, have ec-1118 on hand in case of a stall or if it just doesn't drop it as low as you want, then let 'er rip.
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    it won't be prison-y at all, that flavor comes from crappy yeast
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,747
    cool. so which one should be ready quicker, a red or a white?
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679
    generally a white if you're talking grape juice.
    aerate gently on 2 and 5th days of ferment and keep the ferm temp low, like 60, for fastest drinkability and flavor.
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 71,128
    Frozen concentrate juice is the way to go if cheap is the name of the game. Apple and sugar make a drink worth getting drunk on. Grape is good too. If you like dry (and lazy) just start with the ec-1118, just make sure it's cool and has enough nutrients, i've gotten some nasty crap from that yeast (ethyl-acetate) .

    If you're going for more of a Night Train make it with (by sugar content) 60% grape/40% white sugar. Add sulfates then freeze concentrate and back sweeten with more grape juice concentrate (to taste).
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 71,128
    I made some crap wine with apple juice concentrate and sugar. It didn't turn out so good, so I though I'd concentrate it and back sweeten. It's still the the freezer.... I should do something with that, it's taking up a lot of space.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,747


    If you're going for more of a Night Train make it with (by sugar content) 60% grape/40% white sugar. Add sulfates then freeze concentrate and back sweeten with more grape juice concentrate (to taste).



    no. just, no.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679


    If you're going for more of a Night Train make it with (by sugar content) 60% grape/40% white sugar. Add sulfates then freeze concentrate and back sweeten with more grape juice concentrate (to taste).



    no. just, no.


    yeah, why even bother. just buy the cheap 4 dollar a bottle vodka and dump in some grape juice. cheaper overall and kill you just as fast!
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 46,761
    This thread gives me a roaring headache just reading it
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,747
    ceannt said:

    This thread gives me a roaring headache just reading it



    so you're saying you want a bottle? ;)
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 71,128


    If you're going for more of a Night Train make it with (by sugar content) 60% grape/40% white sugar. Add sulfates then freeze concentrate and back sweeten with more grape juice concentrate (to taste).



    no. just, no.


    You said bum wine, if I knew how to make Thunderbird I'd let you know, but I just can't figure out how something clear can turn the inside of your mouth black.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,747


    If you're going for more of a Night Train make it with (by sugar content) 60% grape/40% white sugar. Add sulfates then freeze concentrate and back sweeten with more grape juice concentrate (to taste).



    no. just, no.


    You said bum wine, if I knew how to make Thunderbird I'd let you know, but I just can't figure out how something clear can turn the inside of your mouth black.


    heroin.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 71,128


    If you're going for more of a Night Train make it with (by sugar content) 60% grape/40% white sugar. Add sulfates then freeze concentrate and back sweeten with more grape juice concentrate (to taste).



    no. just, no.


    You said bum wine, if I knew how to make Thunderbird I'd let you know, but I just can't figure out how something clear can turn the inside of your mouth black.


    heroin.


    No, that's expensive, it must be something like lighter fluid, or antifreeze.
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
    Posts: 44,679


    If you're going for more of a Night Train make it with (by sugar content) 60% grape/40% white sugar. Add sulfates then freeze concentrate and back sweeten with more grape juice concentrate (to taste).



    no. just, no.


    You said bum wine, if I knew how to make Thunderbird I'd let you know, but I just can't figure out how something clear can turn the inside of your mouth black.


    heroin.


    No, that's expensive, it must be something like lighter fluid, or antifreeze.


    maybe expensive around you....
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,747
    so i finally got my yeast for this. going to put it all together this week or weekend.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 71,128

    so i finally got my yeast for this. going to put it all together this week or weekend.



    Turbo yeast?
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,747
    nope.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 71,128

    nope.



    well that's good.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,747
    bum wine has been racked to secondaries. now to wait a bit....
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • bum wine has been racked to secondaries. now to wait a bit....



    I'm interested to see how this turns out
  • morsmors
    Posts: 231
    This sounds terrible... Though I will admit I did make a batch of 'mead' using nothing but table sugar to create about 9% dry booze (with nutrient additions like I was making a mead.) I then back sweetened the stuff with some orange blossom honey. This created an excellent tasting 'mead'.... lol.

    It all came about because I was reading alot of things from people that encouraged making mead with really cheap honey and then just back sweetening with good honey. So I logically deduced that table sugar should work too... it did...
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,747
    mors said:

    This sounds terrible... Though I will admit I did make a batch of 'mead' using nothing but table sugar to create about 9% dry booze (with nutrient additions like I was making a mead.) I then back sweetened the stuff with some orange blossom honey. This created an excellent tasting 'mead'.... lol.

    It all came about because I was reading alot of things from people that encouraged making mead with really cheap honey and then just back sweetening with good honey. So I logically deduced that table sugar should work too... it did...



    yay for hooch! i tasted both the red and white when i racked them. meh.

    neither is great, nor are they bad. i'm pretty sure they could benefit from some acid addition and some oak for the red, but i'm not going to do anything until they've sat around for a while longer.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B