Cantaloupe Wine

Cantaloupe wine– 4/24/10

  • Lees from Pine~sol
  • fresh cantaloupe juice- 1 gallon (aprox. 7 melons juiced)
  • 1 pt. tea
  • 10# sugar
  • 1 banana
  • 1 lemon squeezed
  • 1 TBL. yeast nutrient
  • 1 TBL. yeast food
  • 1 TBL. pectic enzymes
  • water to 22 qt. line

SG. 1.080


SG- .999- wine is dry, lees is settling, and clearing, I will be racking soon, and sweetening it a bit, to bring out the refreshing melon flavor.


The wine has stopped fermenting and is already clearing, although the ripe, sweet smellon of melon is gone and started producing a fowl odor (I believe it is melon gasses, the wine tastes fine and no sign of contamination) so I racked the cantaloupe wine, and was a gallon short for the carboy, so I added some of the lemon wine (skeeter Pee) to top up. (it’s now 1/4 lemon and 3/4 cantaloupe)

I think, the lemon will compliment the cantaloupe flavor- as well as both wines were started from the Pineapple and the  Lime wine. It’s going to have some interesting flavor tones, some may not come out until it has aged a while.

Published on May 24, 2010 at 3:59 PM  Comments (2)  

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  1. I’ll be interested to follow up on how this Cantaloupe Wine turns out! Ours are growing like crazy and we’re thinking of making wine with some, just so they don’t end up getting wasted if we can’t eat them quick enough, lol. I’m bookmarking your page – good luck, and please post an update when the wine is tasted properly.

    • Sue-
      check back soon on the Cantaloupe wine page for updates.
      I will update as soon as I rack.
      last time I checked it- there was a very fowl odor, like cantaloupes have.
      running a glass through an aerator helped alot-
      when I rack I will be degassing it with a bent rod I have that fits on my electric drill- whipping it up at high speed- hoping it will do the trick.

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