View Full Version : Scaling Joe's Quick Grape?

09-03-2007, 09:42 PM
[Joe's Quick Grape Mead recipe:

2 lbs Clover honey
1 oz buckwheat honey
1/8t Pectin Enzymes (I used but on second thought I probably didn't need since Welch's is already clear)
64-oz Welch's Grape Juice with Vitamin C added- Make sure it has no preservatives in ingredients other than Vitamin C added (Absorbic Acid)
Balance water if you need it to make 1 gallon after adding honey mixed in water (don't use too much water in honey mix or you'll end up with more than you bargained for.
Lalvin EC-1118]

If I want to whip up a 6 gallon batch, do I simply multiply all the components by six(except the yeast)? Or will "bulking it up" ruin the recipe?

09-06-2007, 12:43 AM
No love?

From anybody? :(

09-06-2007, 12:45 AM
LOL... More like no idea. :laughing4:

I was hoping to hear something on this one as well. I've been thinking about giving Joe's Grape a try at some point myself. It's a good question.

09-06-2007, 07:08 AM
yes. just miltiply the ingredients. make sure to follow his directions exactly though.

09-06-2007, 07:27 AM
right on....thanks for jumping in guys. I'm going to give this a try for my second mead and see how it turns out :icon_thumright:

09-07-2007, 09:40 AM
Heh, sorry for taking a while to find this. I was wondering the same thing a little while back. (http://www.gotmead.com/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=412&topic=5362.msg43267#msg43267) The consensus is that you would multiply all the ingredients EXCEPT the yeast. From other threads that I've read, it seems that you don't need to worry about scaling yeast until you hit larger batch sizes (like really large).*

Your instincts were right. :D

* Some people say a little extra won't hurt and I'm sure they're right. It just means your yeast has to reproduce a little less to get there.

09-07-2007, 11:26 AM
I get a bit cautious when it comes to the "out of the box" type recipes, but I haven't tried this one yet. (Carboys are all full right now)

My JAO translated to a larger yield just fine though so I don't see why this one wouldn't as well.