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#1 Elayne

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 12:35 PM

Hi there:

Since we are in the thick of the maple syrup season here in Nova Scotia, I thought I would like to make a batch of maple wine, preferably not ice wine...but who knows at this stage.

Any recipes for this style of wine would be gretly appreciated.
Thanks.

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 12:41 PM

Jack Keller has a recipe on his web site. http://winemaking.ja.../request132.asp
If you make it let us know how that works out for you
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Posted 23 March 2005 - 09:34 PM

I'm still waiting for the weather to cooperate 'round here. We've got a freakin' snowstorm blowing thru today and all the taps are frozen from what little ran yesterday.
Hoping for 30+ gallons of sap this year.
I'm planning on several batches -one using Jack's adapted recipe, another using just maple sap reduced to 30% sugar -dry and a third as high alc (18%+) sweet using just maple syrup. Add the usual amt of acid blend as needed and yeast nutrient. I'm thinking a neutral yeast like EC1118 would work good for holding the flavor thru fermentation.
A friend of mine made some a few years ago which was very good -still waiting for him to email me his recipe but will post it when rec'd.
Maple syrup has so much delicate flavor it seems a shame to add anything else to it...




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