Sunday, July 8, 2012

Homemade Blackberry Wine Part III


Here's the progress on our blackberry wine making activities. It's not much to look at, but as long as bubbles are coming up in the airlock and bubbles are rolling in the jug, we know it's working its way to five gallons of good ol' blackberry wine!

Homemade Blackberry Wine Part I
Homemade Blackberry Wine, Part II

14 comments:

  1. Wow! That looks great. How was the taste?

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  2. Absolutely wonderful! We have made this every year for over 11years. It and the muscadine wine are our friends' favorites!

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  3. What is the shelf life of the bottled wine? Any idea? Can it be saved for years?

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    1. Hi there! We have a few bottles of wine that are 4-5 years old (be sure to note the year when you label the bottles)that still taste good.
      Typically what we make will be consumed within a year or so, so I can't give you an accurate amount of time it can be saved.

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    1. Hi Amber! When we buy yeast specifically for wine-making, we order it from here: http://allseasonsnashville.com/product-category/home-brewing/wine-ingredients/wine-yeast/ or drive up there and pick out a few varieties for red and light wines.
      However, Andy has used 1 pack of Fleischmann's yeast countless times and I personally cannot tell the difference. Thanks for checking out my blog!

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    2. Thank you this was very helpful

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  5. I've just started my must with blackberries i picked this summer here on the farm, thanks for posting and wish me luck its my very first winemaking experience!

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    1. Awesome Yvette!! I do wish you luck and hope you enjoy our very simple recipes! I have around three gallons of red raspberry working right now. This is a test batch. Our five young vines produced around 17 lbs. so I still have plenty in the freezer to make more. If it goes well, I'll definitely post it. It smells really, really good. I can't wait to taste it. Thanks for visiting my blog! --Denise

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  6. Hi Madeleine from Scotland, can you substitute with elderberries or any berries please?

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    1. I have substituted with red raspberries and it worked fine. I would make a smaller test batch and check the results. Thank you!

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  7. Do I need to rack the wine if so when?

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    1. Hi Mary! When the wine quits working, you can bottle. However, we are never in too big of a hurry to do it. We did that once with some cherry wine and a I came home to a huge mess. The cork had blown on a bottle and I had wine everywhere.

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    2. Hi Mary! When the wine quits working, you can bottle. However, we are never in too big of a hurry to do it. We did that once with some cherry wine and a I came home to a huge mess. The cork had blown on a bottle and I had wine everywhere.

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