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Orange Concentrate Wine Recipe

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

This is another recipe that uses store bought juice.  Personally, I use 2 cans to a gallon and adjust the sugar by using a hydrometer.

Orange Concentrate Wine

Makes 1 gallon

  • one 12 oz. can 100% pure orange juice concentrate
  • 1 1/2 lb sugar
  • 1 tsp tartic acid
  • 1 tsp pectic enzyme
  • 1/4 tsp tannin
  • 1 gallon water
  • wine yeast and nutrient

Add orange juice,sugar and nutrient to 4 pints of water.
Stir to dissolve.
Dissolve tannin in a small amount of boiling water and add.
Top up with 7 pints of water,leaving lots of space in your fermenting jar.
Add pectic enzyme and yeast.
Let ferment 1 week.
Top up to full gallon.
Let ferment until finished.
You can drink this wine right away, but it improves with age.
Serve chilled.

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Caleb said...

I'm interested in making this, I was just wondering if you had more information about it.
First off, what should the final gravity be before pitching the yeast? What's the gravity between the one and two cans that you suggest?
Otherwise, what's the taste/flavor profile of the wine?
Lastly, my roommate (the one who would be helping me brew this) works at a brew store and they weigh out the nutrient. How much nutrient do you use?


Ben said...


I usually shoot for 1.080 to 1.095 for my starting gravity. The juice itself is much lower, so that is why you need to add the sugar.

For the yeast nutrient, I believe the standard amount is 1 teaspoon per gallon.

Taste wise, it tastes like orange juice and white wine mixed.

Hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

I also try to make cheap cheap wine using pure minute maid home style. I used to use mccain orange punch. The new recipe is similiar to the old one on but involves 3 4 day periods adding additional sugar and nutrient. All in all it clears moreso after a month and is not bad. And cheap. I noticed oranges are basically the purest fruit stuff you can get at the grocery store.

good said...

This calls for 4 pints of water, then 7 pints of water, then says top up to 1 gallon, but 7pts+4pts is 1.375 gallons.
Is that supposed to be cups?

Ben said...

Yea, it should be cups not pints.

robert said...

A friend Made orange wine out of orange juice baught in the store by putting yeast in the bottle of juice and after two weeks it taested like a "Srewdriver" ??
I have been afrade of trying it.


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