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Instructions for Alexander's Sun Country Concentrate: Genche Rose  

Ingredients for 5 gallonsWhite Wines
10% Alc.
Red Wines
11% Alc.
Alexander's Concentrate2 - 46 fl. oz. cans2 - 46 fl. oz. cans
Cold Water (approx. 50F)11.5 cans11.5 cans
White granular sugar5 cups8 cups
Yeast Nutrient3 tsp.3 tsp.
Bentonite 4 tsp. or3/4 oz.3/4 oz.
Wine Yeast (1 pkg.)1/3 ounce1/3 ounce
Tartaric Acid / Acid Blend10 + or - 2 tsp.6 + or - 2 tsp.

  1. Add all ingredients (except yeast) to a clean 5 gallon fermenting container. Mix well making sure all granular ingredients are dissolved (especially on the bottom).
  2. Dissolve wine yeast into about 1 cup of the above misture, then add to 5 gallon container. Mix container well.
  3. Mix container once a day to keep yeast from settling.
  4. After 3 or 4 days and if there are no bubbles or gas (evidence of fermentation), warm container to about 75F until surface bubbles are present. Continue mixing conatiner once a day. Remove from warm place after fermentation starts.
  5. Fermentation is complete when gassing off has subsided and there is a sediment formed in the bottom of the container. After 20-30 days, as a rule, fermentation at 80F is shorter than at 60F. Specific gravity 1.000 or less.
  6. Allow wine to settle out one to two weeks after fermentation is complete. No further mixing.
  7. Rack - syphon off top clear wine (be careful not todisturb the heavy sediment at the bottom) into another clean 5 gallon container. Discard the heavy sediment.
  8. Add 1 or 1 1/2 campden tablets per gallon of wine. One tablet equals 50 ppm of sulfur dioxide per gallon, or add approx. 1/2 teaspoon metabisulfite per 5 gallons.

Use one method below:
  • Wine will naturally settle out on its own in 3 months (most of the time). If not, further fining is required.
  • Sparkaloid - heat 1/4 to 1/8 ounce in whater (1/2 cup) for 15 minutes at about 180F. Then add to wine and mix container.
  • Use 1 tsp. granular gelatin mix into 1/4 cups boiling water mix into 5 gal. wine. Add 3 tsp. of Nalco Colloidal Silica fining agent #1072 into wine and gently stir.



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