Guava wine question

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Guava wine question

Postby bluehorserefuge on Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:46 pm

I'm trying to put the guava's here to good use and today started a guava wine, adding some of the foam from my ginger bug to get it going. There is a ylang ylang tree in our yard which I nearly accidentally killed once, but which has given us the most beautiful scented flowers recently. Could I pop a few of these flowers into my new guava mixture? I mean, will flowers ferment and impart some flavour?
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Re: Guava wine question

Postby khoomeizhi on Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:10 pm

some flavor, yes. volatile aromatic compounds have a tendency to be driven out the airlock by vigorous fermentation in the primary vessel. so frequently things like flowers are added after the first racking, when things are calmer and there's also more alcohol present to draw out flavors.

alternatively, some flowers are brewed into a hot tea, cooled, and then you use that for the main liquid for the wine. add sugars, etc.
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Re: Guava wine question

Postby bluehorserefuge on Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:46 pm

very useful reply, thanks Khoomeizhi..
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Re: Guava wine question

Postby khoomeizhi on Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:15 am

Cheers!
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