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Banana Wine- It doesn't taste of banana, it just tastes like a wine. Don't squeeze the banana's too much or you just get a load of deposit in the demi john. The boiled banana goes brown and very squishy, good for playing jokes....

Banana Wine To make 1 Gallon
2Kg bananas- not too over ripe
1kg Sugar
250 ml grape concentrate
1 tsp pectolase
1 tsp acid blend or citric acid
Slice the bananas and boil for 20 mins.
Strain carefully into a clean food grade  plastic bucket
When cool to room temperature add the rest of ingredients and top up with cold water to seven pints total water.
It should start bubbling within 24 hours. If it doesn't, add more yeast because you killed the first lot!
After 3 days strain off, use a coarse straining bag that you can buy off us. Or, improvise if you must with muslin or the net curtains.
Put into a clean demi john with an airlock top up to the shoulders with cold water and leave to ferment out. This may take a few days or a couple of weeks depending on the temperature.
When the bubbles stop coming through the airlock, or slow down to about one every 2 minutes test the wine.
Either use a hydrometer or taste it. If it's too sweet leave it longer.
If it's dry(sour taste) or just right syphon off into a clean demi john.
Add 1 campden tablet and potassium sorbate.
Leave to clear.
When clear, syphon into a clean demi john or bottle.