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Day 150 Woo hoo!!! Racking Cider and Muscadine Wine to Secondary

2-1/2 gallons Muscadine Wine

2-1/2 gallons Muscadine Wine

1-1/2 gallons Crab Apple & Pink Cripps Cider.

1-1/2 gallons Crab Apple & Pink Cripps Cider.

 

Moved my Crab Apple/Pink Cripps Cider and Muscadine Wine to secondary today. I got good hydrometer samples from both. The cider is down to 1-1/2 gallons and the wine is down to 2-1/2 gallons.

The cider is quite tasty! The molasses, cinnamon and cloves did a good job adding flavor, without being overpowering.

Ready to rack the cider to secondary.

Ready to rack the cider to secondary.

The color is as expected. The current SG is down to 1.055, down from OG 1.102, leaving a current 6.17% ABV.The wine is a little lighter in color than I expected. I guess it will wind up more of a blush than a red.

Blush color of the muscadine wine.

Blush color of the muscadine wine.

Anyway, the unique muscadine aroma is still evident. The flavor is definitely young wine, lots of alcohol, a little fresh grape, a bit less sweet than anticipated…which is okay. the current SG looks like 0.993 for a 15.23% ABV…yeehaw! I would not want to drink this right away; however, I think I sense the future potential for this wine…2 or 3 years from now. *sigh*

Spent grapes...ready for compost. I hope fermented seeds don't germinate.

Spent grapes…ready for compost. I hope fermented seeds don’t germinate.

 

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