Jam Wine

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Jam Wine

Postby Kermie » Thu Aug 21, 2014 13:21

Does anyone have a recipe for jam wine? Can any jam be used? Would marmalade work? I only ask as my mum has a cupboard with loads of jam & marmalade in and if I could turn it into something useful like wine... :hmm:
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Re: Jam Wine

Postby BrewWoo » Thu Aug 21, 2014 13:39

I would have thought most jams have preservatives in them, thus wouldn't work?
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Re: Jam Wine

Postby Crastney » Thu Aug 21, 2014 14:19

it has been discussed before - you'd have to boil to get rid of the preservatives, and of course jam requires pectin to enable the setting, whereas wine requires you to remove the pectin so it doesn't set.
however others have tried it before now so it is possible.

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Re: Jam Wine

Postby Frogfurlong » Thu Aug 21, 2014 15:48

Any jam can be used, but the better the quality the better.
2 jars of jam should make a decent wine depending on the flavour. Assuming the jars are 500g approx.

Scoop the jam out of the jar and add into boiling water then bring back up to the boil.
Boil for 5mins and allow to cool.
When cool pour into a demijohn and make up to 4 litres with cool boiled water.
Add pectolase (I have added 2 tsp to the demi, there's a lot of pectin in jam... maybe overkill)
Give it a good swirl to mix.
Add wine yeast and wait.
continue as per any other wine.

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Re: Jam Wine

Postby Kermie » Fri Aug 22, 2014 06:12

Cheers! I will raid my mum's cupboard next time I see her.
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Re: Jam Wine

Postby OldPeculier » Fri Aug 22, 2014 13:30

I made a Tea & Jam wine from a box of fruit tea bags and a jar of Aldi Cherry jam.

Came out very nice as I recall.
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Re: Jam Wine

Postby Kermie » Fri Aug 22, 2014 13:44

Oh! Do you have the recipe OP? :D
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