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want to make tamarind wine

vonshu Dec 19, 2013 02:02 AM

How would i go about doing this? I'm planning on using tamarind pulp dissolved in water, but what pulp to water ratio should I use? How much sugar should I add? Anybody done this before?

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    zin1953 RE: vonshu Dec 19, 2013 04:10 PM

    You would be far better served by seeking a home-winemaking site, or -- better yet -- consulting with a home-winemaking supply store in your area, than you would by asking a bunch of consumers, most of whom have never made wine in their lives . . . .

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      The Chowhound Team RE: zin1953 Dec 20, 2013 10:08 AM

      Though we haven't had a ton of discussion on home winemaking here on Chowhound, people are certainly welcome to ask the questions -- we imagine there are some other winemakers in the audience here who might be able to answer them.

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        zin1953 RE: The Chowhound Team Dec 20, 2013 11:40 AM

        Brilliant! Could some moderator please point to anywhere I said "Don't ask!" Rather, I attempted to be helpful by saying the OP would probably receive a MORE HELPFUL/BENEFICAL answer by searching a site *specific* to home winemaking!

        Happy Holidays!

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      Chefpaulo RE: vonshu Dec 19, 2013 04:16 PM

      Whoa! I cannot think of a more astringent fruit base for a wine. I hope you like to pucker completely between sips.

      1. maria lorraine RE: vonshu Dec 19, 2013 08:18 PM

        Did you Google
        fruit wine homemade tamarind

        Lots of instructions when you do.

        But be careful of spoilage and fermentation problems.

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          ernie in berkeley RE: vonshu Dec 22, 2013 11:47 AM

          Jack Keller, the authority on non-grape wines, has a recipe here (scroll down a bit):


          1. Tripeler RE: vonshu Jan 6, 2014 10:28 PM

            Back when I used to make beer, I often thought about using tamarind in a dark beer. But I never got around to trying it.

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