Grape marc sugarhead?

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Grape marc sugarhead?

Postby Permaclutter » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:51 pm

Not sure where the idea came from but i cannot find any references here to this thing i have been doing. Maybe it's so common nobody bothers to mention it? Maybe it's just a shitty idea but my mates and i have been enjoying it for the last 2 years and are working on this years batch. Take 1/2 ute of nice fresh marc throw in 150Kg of sugar and the garden hose in an open top ibc fermenter and punch down the cap daily until bubbles stop. Press, store and distill over the next winter in a packed reflux column to make azeo. Hard cuts, dilute to 65% and oak. Dilute again, or just white at 40% Am i a weirdo or is this a thing any one else does?
What on earth would or could i call it? It's not brandy as that is pot stilled, not grappa as that is pot stilled marc, is it just grapey sugarhead muck?
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Re: Grape marc sugarhead?

Postby bluc » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:53 pm

Grappa vodka :think: :D
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Re: Grape marc sugarhead?

Postby Permaclutter » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:02 pm

Cabernet Shiraz mix on actiflore f33 if you are wondering
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Re: Grape marc sugarhead?

Postby bluc » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:07 pm

Do you have to chill an ibc full of must? And a few trips to the grocery store for 250kg sugar :D
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Re: Grape marc sugarhead?

Postby Sam. » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:44 pm

If your making azeo then oaking you are probably making an oaked vodka....
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Re: Grape marc sugarhead?

Postby RC Al » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:15 am

I'm not sure that the "half a Ute" measurement will get this one into the tried & true section :))
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Re: Grape marc sugarhead?

Postby Triangle » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:19 pm

Crappodka (as in Crappa, not crap haha)
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Re: Grape marc sugarhead?

Postby Professor Green » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:40 am

Permaclutter wrote:What on earth would or could i call it? It's not brandy as that is pot stilled, not grappa as that is pot stilled marc, is it just grapey sugarhead muck?


Industrial alcohol.

Without the added sugar I would have called the distillate marc (I would call the ute load of grapes pomace).
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