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Requested Recipe:

Yellow Raspberry Wine

"I was given 2 qts of frozen yellow raspberries last fall and would like to make wine.
Is it possible?" Dee Dee Bradley, Michigan


There are various yellow raspberries I know of, including Kiwi Gold, Fall Gold, Gold Everbearing, Golden Harvest, and Anne. These are, to the best of my knowledge, all developed hydrids which ripen in the Fall and are usually grown with red rasps to ensure good pollenation. They are sweet and have excellent flavor.

Yellow Raspberry Wine

Thaw raspberries and discard any that are unsound or unripe. Dissolve sugar in water and, if heated to assist disolving, allow to cool to room temperature. Put berries in nylon straining bag and lightly crush in primary. Add remaining ingredients except yeast. Cover primary and wait 10-12 hours, then add activated yeast. Ferment about 7-8 days (until specific gravity drops to 1.030), remove bag and drain squeezing lightly. Recover primary and let liquid settle overnight, then rack to secondary and attach airlock. Rack, top up and reattach airlock after 30 days and again after another 30 days. Thereafter, rack every 60 days until wine clears and no new sediments appear in 60 days -- not even a thin dusting. Stabilize, sweeten if desired, wait 3-4 weeks to ensure no refermentation, and bottle wine. Age at least one year. [Author's own recipe]

My thanks to Dee Dee Bradley of Michigan for the request.

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