hist-brewing: Red verses White

GREATFERM at aol.com GREATFERM at aol.com
Fri Mar 19 12:14:11 PST 1999

<< What happens to green grapes if allowed to ferment with the peels?  My
 > theory is that it still turns red >>

No. The red color comes from Anthocyanins in the skins of red grapes. If white
grapes are allowed to ferment out on the skins, they will most probably turn
brown, from oxidation, but never red. They will also be quite bitter and
astringent from extraction of tannins in the skins. 

Jay Conner
Greatferm at aol.com

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