Making Peach Wine from Canned Peaches

Peach Wine Primary Canned Peaches

My Canned Peach Wine Recipe


I use 6.5 gallon food safe buckets for primary fermentation. These are sold as "Ale Pails." For secondary, I use 5 gallon plastic carboys. By using a larger primary filled to about 6 gallons, there will be enough liquid to fill the 5 gallon carboy with a small amount of headspace.


I'll add additional photos of the process as it continues. I just started a batch ;)

Calculating the Sugar in Canned Peaches

Peach Wine Primary

The canned peaches that I use contain about 2.76 lbs of sugar. I calculate this by taking the number of grams per serving and multiplying it by the number of servings per can and the number of cans then converting from kg to lbs.

For Sunfield Diced Peaches in Light Syrup there are 19g-per-serving so the calculation is: (0.019kg-per-serving) X (22 servings-per-can) X (3-cans) X (2.2lbs-per-kg) = 2.76lbs

Fermentation Started

This is what it looks like when fermentation starts. This is 24 hours after pitching the yeast.