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Reconstituting raisins for brandy

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  • waljaco@hotmail.com
    Slight clarification to earlier message: 14lbs of grapes produce approx. one U.S. gal of wine(4l). Raisins have a drying ratio of 1:4. Therefore to
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 4, 2001
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      Slight clarification to earlier message:
      14lbs of grapes produce approx. one U.S. gal of wine(4l).
      Raisins have a drying ratio of 1:4.
      Therefore to reconstitute raisins, for each 1kg (2.2lbs) add 4l
      (1U.S.gal) of water. Since raisins are 60% sugar, you could use 1.5kg
      of raisins for each 4l of water or 2kg of raisins/5l water which is
      the max. yeast can ferment (about 2lbs of sugar/U.S. gal).
      Most commercial raisins are sulphited and covered in vegetable oil -
      preferably use naturally dried raisins, or wash well in hot water.
      Wal
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