Gentelman… i need a recipe for watermellon wine for this summer!!! What ya got?
Don’t think it will be ready by summer, but.
5 US Gal
2tbsp Yeast Nutrient
1tsp Pectic Enzyme
2tbsp Acid Blend
1 1/2 tsp Tannin
Lavlin EC-1118 yeast
Really… How long does it take to make it?
Wines take a minimum of 3 months, if you are fermenting something that clears fast like some white grapes. For most non-grape wines, or highly tanic red grape wines, figure at least 9 months, and possible several years before it hits the right profile.
I’ve never made watermellon wine, but I’ve read that it is particularly difficult to do. The juice tends to spoil quickly, often before the yeast has had time to finish. The key is supose to be to use a LOT of healthy, active yeast as well as sufficient nutrients.
+1 You also need to use a yeast strain that is ferments fast.