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    Issy is offline Seedling
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    Has anyone else tried making this?? Bought 4 pounds of bananas yesterday for 80p and this afternoon made Banana wine - this is the second time I have made this - it really is delicious! hello

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    Quote Originally Posted by Issy View Post
    Has anyone else tried making this?? Bought 4 pounds of bananas yesterday for 80p and this afternoon made Banana wine - this is the second time I have made this - it really is delicious! hello
    No, but I might try. Can you share the recipe please?

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    Ok here goes:
    4 pounds of bananas
    1/2 banana skins
    100 ml grape concentrate
    1 lemon
    1 0range
    3 pounds sugar
    1 gallon water
    Yeast
    Amylase

    Put the peeled bananas with the skins and fruit peel into a cotton bag - tie the bag and bring to the boil with the water for 1/2 hour. Pour the hot liquor over the sugar and fruit juice. When bag has cooled squeeze to extract as much liquor as possible. When this has cooled add the Amylozyme and 24 hours later the yeast. Leave for a week stirring every day. Pour into a Demi John with an airlock - you will need to siphon it off after 4 months to clear the sediment. Add the grape concentrate - leave for six months.

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    sounds great issy , bananas have always been somthing ive always thought about using hope it works out for you ,cheers
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    Give it a go! I made it last year - one of the easiest wines to make - you will love it!!!

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    Amylase
    Going to have to look through my Alchemy box and ask Mr Googles to see what it is...

    Okay ... Nearly as good as google, but from local wine store site... Amylase:-
    "used when making wine from vegetables like beetroot or carrots. It converts the large complex starches into fermentable sugars"

    so has other potential uses as well as bananas

    Think Issy may need to revisit "Easiest" Definition...
    9 months to a year for 6 bottles of wine to me needs to be special case
    Does using black bananas work?

    Interesting. One to think about after the move and man cave conversion complete.

    One think I do have is Demijohns. Collected my wine making kit from family and ended up with a boot load of them
    Last edited by 4Shoes; 16-11-2017 at 04:56 PM.

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    Recipe came from "first steps in winemaking". Every kind of wine you can think of - very good book.

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    well i have made mine but ive put a twist on it and used honey too
    2 kg of bananas
    1.2 kg og honey
    500 grms of sugar
    yeast
    ill see how it gets on hows the racking coming along issy ?
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