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Pakistani cordial wine

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 17:13
by taylor86
I've been working in London this week, whilst in Tesco I saw a strange looking bottle of cordial in the world food section, it's called Rooh-Afza summer drink of the east and it has loads of sugar in it so I thought I would stick it in a DJ top up with water and see what happens. It came out like syrup really thick. The SG was 1.084, if I ferment to 1.000 will that give me a abv of 6%?

I'll post some pics soon.

Re: Pakistani cordial wine

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 17:43
by mark1964
did you check for any preservatives additives etc as they will really need to be boiled off before fermentation

Re: Pakistani cordial wine

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 18:22
by oldbloke
Google reveals it has sodium benzoate as preservative. That's not a sulphite or sorbate, so I can't recall if it needs boiling off.

Google (well homebrewtalk.com) seems to think it /will/ stop the yeast

Found a paper suggesting if you get the pH up to at least 7 (!!!) the sorbate loses effectiveness. Then maybe you could put the acid back once fermentation was well underway. Bit of a faff though

Re: Pakistani cordial wine

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 18:24
by 31bb3
Interesting what does it taste like ??

Re: Pakistani cordial wine

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 18:26
by BarnsleyBrewer
31bb3 wrote:Interesting what does it taste like ??

In't O' curry..

Re: Pakistani cordial wine

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 18:28
by 31bb3
BarnsleyBrewer wrote:
31bb3 wrote:Interesting what does it taste like ??

In't O' curry..

Thought you would know being from that neck of the woods we dont get may pakistani's in the midlands lmao

Re: Pakistani cordial wine

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 18:33
by BarnsleyBrewer
31bb3 wrote:
BarnsleyBrewer wrote:
31bb3 wrote:Interesting what does it taste like ??

In't O' curry..

Thought you would know being from that neck of the woods we dont get may pakistani's in the midlands lmao


:sick: :sick: :sick:

Re: Pakistani cordial wine

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 19:02
by taylor86
To be honest I didn't think about that as I've only just started brewing. I've just looked on the bottle and it has e210 and citric acid. It's in the dj now and started bubbling away so I'm guessing it'll work, I used a champagne yeast from my local store. It tastes nice but strange. I think I can taste like cardamom and honey. I'll post pic right now.

Re: Pakistani cordial wine

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 19:10
by taylor86
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Re: Pakistani cordial wine

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 19:30
by taylor86
Ingredients

Re: Pakistani cordial wine

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 19:32
by taylor86
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Re: Pakistani cordial wine

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 19:39
by Moley
taylor86 wrote:The SG was 1.084, if I ferment to 1.000 will that give me a abv of 6%?

An 84 point drop would be just over 11%.

If the jar wasn't full and you then top up with water, that could drop to around 9 or 10%.

Re: Pakistani cordial wine

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 19:43
by taylor86
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Re: Pakistani cordial wine

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 19:44
by taylor86
Thanks I must be getting my sums wrong!

Re: Pakistani cordial wine

PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 20:17
by BarnsleyBrewer
Be an interesting outcome on this.... :thumb:

Re: Pakistani cordial wine

PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 18:18
by Diggerg
Interested to know why you must keep it above 20°?