If a recipe calls for 4 or 5 pounds of pears for instance, will the amount of juice (run through a power juicer) be enough to make this recipe? Are there recipes available for someone wanting to use a power juicer? Thank you for any information.
A power juicer can play a role in wine making, but a very limited one. The main issue is that the color and body of the resulting wine will be lacking. For this reason you will not find much, if any, information on learning how to make your own wine with a power juicer or power juicer wine recipes.
When making a red wine, whether it be from red grapes or red raspberries, the color and body comes mostly from the pulp and skin. These wines must be fermented along with the crushed pulp for several days for them to be red and have significant body. Without the pulp in the fermentation these wines would only be pink or blush in color.
Since the power juicer separates the pulp and skins from the juice, it is not a very good choice for making red wines. For red wines you are much better off using the traditional fruit crushers and grape presses.
Having said this, a power juicer would work when making white fruit wines. The pulp and skin are not needed when making these wines, so the power juicer may be of some value when learning how to make white wine.
My main concern when making these wines would be the speed of a power juicer. They are fast enough for making a few glasses of juice, but if you are needing 5 gallons of apple juice this would take some time.
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Ed Kraus is a 3rd generation home brewer/winemaker and has been an owner of E. C. Kraus since 1999. He has been helping individuals make better wine and beer for over 25 years.