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posted on Sep, 15 2019 @ 05:53 PM
Just put up 10 gallons of wine today. Should get about (nominally) (48-49) bottles out of it.

Put up:
- (2) gallons of blackberry-cranberry
- (2) gallons of cherry
- (2) gallons of cranberry-pomegranate
- (2) gallons of cranberry
- (2) gallons of apple-cranberry-pomegranate

All tested out around 18%, but I had one at 19% (I'm worried that one might be too sweet).

Lalvin EC-1118 yeast on the case.

...and, they're already bubblin'!

Probably wind up with some blending to get to 48-49 bottles (technically it works out to 50'ish, but there will be some theif-age loss.

I'm looking forward to these batches...all test batches for my next wine production.

posted on Sep, 15 2019 @ 07:29 PM
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Is this for me to give you my address to ship to for quality control purposes?

posted on Sep, 15 2019 @ 08:09 PM

Let me know when you start making whiskey.....

posted on Sep, 15 2019 @ 09:02 PM
a reply to: MisterSpock

I've looked into it, but they say you cannot make whisky better than the big boys, no matter how hard you try.

You can make higher proof, but not better tasting. Same for almost all other distilled alcohols.

This is one area where the economies of scale really do pay off.

posted on Sep, 15 2019 @ 11:09 PM
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

So what day can I come over? I’ll bring a rack of ribs membrane removed and some dear meat.

posted on Sep, 16 2019 @ 03:56 AM
A few years ago (in fact quite a few) I used to make wine from nature’s bounty, so seasonal. No concentrates.

A few examples:

- Dandelion
- Birch and sycamore sap
- Elderflower
- Strawberry
- Apple
- Blackberry

Small batches of a gallon a time in a demijohn. Fruit was typically 2 kilos (4 pounds), sugar depending on IG, and yeast. Made some pretty awful stuff, but also some nice stuff too.

Also made mead as I used to keep bees. That was very nice, and would highly recommend you give mead a go.

edit on 16/9/2019 by paraphi because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 16 2019 @ 07:49 AM
Ever try brandy's or schnaaps?

Just curious, we've got quite a few home brewers in my area that make some pretty good wines and brandy's from BlackBerries, Apples, and raspberries.

I've never made any booze, but do enjoy the samples.

posted on Sep, 16 2019 @ 04:32 PM
a reply to: Notoneofyou

I haven't, but I'd like to sometime (when I retire in Costa Rica). I don't think it's legal here.

posted on Sep, 16 2019 @ 06:44 PM
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

I didn't realize it could be illegal to home-brew small batches for personal use.
Thats a shame. A guy should be able to enjoy a nip with freinds/family.

But Costa Rica, now that's a damn fine plan.

Props to you.

posted on Sep, 16 2019 @ 08:23 PM
a reply to: Notoneofyou

Distilling in itself is not illegal, however distilling 'liquor' for personal consumption is illegal. You can 'fortify' wine into brandy (basically by adding spirits to the wine), but you can't distill the wine into spirits. They're stupid laws dating back to the prohibition era, but thanks to the moonshiners they still carry a pretty heavy penalty under federal laws.

edit on 9/16/2019 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)

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