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Leah Sattler


Joined: Jun 26, 2008
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tomatoes are my favorite part of summer, but I never thought to make wine with them! I regularly make fruit wines it just never occured to me to use tomatoes. Another reason to plant more maters. Has anyone had or made tomato wine?
http://scorpius.spaceports.com/~goodwine/tomatowine.htm


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Susan Hoke


Joined: Jun 27, 2008
Posts: 36
Location: Western NC
Wow, that's new to me too.
I'm always looking for way to simplify recipes & minimize ingredients.
I wonder if I could use the easy wine recipe?
It's just fruit, sugar & water.
Probably not for the [s]conasure[/s] [s]connoisour[/s] uh those with a sensitive palette.

Easy Wine

take 6 cups fruit,
6 cups sugar
place in one gallon glass jar. Fill to top with filtered water and put lid on. Leave set on counter. Stir once a day for 30 days. Strain and pour into any jars or bottles. It can be drank now but just improves with age.
This can be used with any fruit.


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Leah Sattler


Joined: Jun 26, 2008
Posts: 2603
well I don't see why not? I know that using particular yeast strains and the campden tablets insure some consistincy in flavor otherwise you become a victim or whatever yeasties happened to be floating around. The pectic enzyme helps clear wine made with high pectin fruits and I would think would be especially important with the green tomato wine as green tomatoes have a much higher pectin content I think. Insuring an appropriate acid level and adding yeast nutrient *might* be important but if it was a little off or left out it probably would just slow down the fermentation some. I'm going to try it as soon as I get ripe maters. I'm not much of a connessiu.....whatever but its nice for it to taste good I'm very much a less is more person but.... even using all the "stuff" I still make awesome wine (to me at least)  for about 1$ per bottle.
Susan Hoke


Joined: Jun 27, 2008
Posts: 36
Location: Western NC
Leah Sattler wrote:
I'm going to try it as soon as I get ripe maters.


Leah,

thanks for the explanation on what those ingredients do.

Yes, Tomato Wine! Then maybe, Tomato vinegar
Leah Sattler


Joined: Jun 26, 2008
Posts: 2603
well I have 25 jars of canned tomatoes and they are still coming. So think it is about time for some mater wine!  I can definitley spare 5 lbs.


 
 
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