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Plum Wine VI

September 21st, 2022 by Nate


Although our Italian Plum trees were looking pretty sparse we actually got a decent harvest this year, around 40 pounds total. I decided it was time to make another batch of plum wine.

Plum Wine VI

Fruit Wine – Kent, WA
5 Gallons
OG:1.077FG:-.—%ABV:–.-TA:0.60%
Sugars
25 lbFresh Plums
6 lbSugar
Additives
5Campden Tablets
5.00 tspAcid Blend
5.00 tspYeast nutrient
2.50 tspPectic enzyme
Yeast
1.00 PacketCote des Blancs Wine Yest

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Blackberry Wine IV

August 27th, 2022 by Nate


I decided to go blackberry picking and make a new batch of wine. After a few hours I had picked the 20 pounds I needed. The berries were the first of the season and not super ripe, but I think they should still give good flavor for the wine.

Blackberry Wine IV

5 Gallons
OG:1.120FG:-.—%ABV:1-.-TA:6.5%
Sugars
20.00 lbFresh blackberries
12.00 lbSugar
Additives
5Campden Tablets
5.00 tspAcid Blend
5.00 tspYeast nutrient
2.50 tspPectic enzyme
Yeast
1.00 PacketCote des Blancs Wine Yeast

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Raspberry Wine VII

July 10th, 2022 by Nate


Raspberries are coming in strong this year. Time to make a new batch of wine.

Raspberry Wine VII

Fruit Wine – Kent, WA
5 Gallons
OG:1.096FG:0.—%ABV:–.-TA:-.-%
Fermentables
15 lbRaspberries, Frozen
10 lbSugar
Yeast
1 packageCote des Blancs Wine Yeast
Additives
1 TbspPectic Enzyme
5 tspYeast Nutrient

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Apfelwein III

June 12th, 2021 by Nate


I decided to make another batch of Apfelwein. I had bought some cheap apple cider when it was on sale a few weeks ago, so I’m now getting around to making the wine.

Apfelwein III

5 Gallons
OG:1.056FG:0.995%ABV:8.1TA:-.–%
Sugars
5.00 GallonsApple Cider (no preservatives or additives, ascorbic acid okay)
2.00 lbBrown Sugar
Yeast
1.00 PacketMontrachet Wine Yeast

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Raspberry Wine VI

June 27th, 2020 by Nate


I needed to clean out my freezer, and had quite a few raspberries. I had a total of 17 pounds of frozen raspberries, collected over the past couple years, which I will use to make this new batch of wine.

Raspberry Wine VI

Fruit Wine – Kent, WA
5 Gallons
OG:1.090FG:0.993%ABV:13.5TA:-.-%
Fermentables
17 lbRaspberries, Frozen
8 lbSugar
Yeast
1 packageCote des Blancs Wine Yeast
1 packagePremier Cuvee Wine Yeast
Additives
1 TbspPectic Enzyme
5 tspYeast Nutrient

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Plum Wine V

June 27th, 2020 by Nate


I needed to clean out my freezer, so it’s time to use up my stockpile of plums. I had 24 pounds of frozen plums, collected over the past few years, which I will use to make this new batch of wine.

Plum Wine V

Fruit Wine – Kent, WA
5 Gallons
OG:1.077FG:1.000%ABV:12.5TA:0.–%
Sugars
24 lbFrozen Plums
6 lbSugar
Additives
1 TbspPectic enzyme
5 tspYeast Nutrient
Yeast
1.00 PacketCote des Blancs Wine Yest

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Blackberry Wine III

August 25th, 2019 by Nate


I went out and spent around 3 hours picking blackberries since they are starting to get ripe, and I have now run out of blackberry wine. The berries seemed to be smaller this year, maybe it is a bit early in the season or they didn’t get enough water, so it took a while to get the amount I wanted. I ended up with 20 pounds of fresh blackberries to use for this wine.

Blackberry Wine III

5 Gallons
OG:1.125FG:1.002%ABV:18.1TA:-.–%
Sugars
20.00 lbFresh blackberries, frozen
12.00 lbSugar
Additives
3.00 tspYeast nutrient
2.00 tspPectic enzyme
Yeast
1.00 PacketCote des Blancs Wine Yeast

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Raspberry Wine V

July 12th, 2019 by Nate


Time for more raspberry wine. We have been getting lots of berries this year even though we have fewer plants than we have had in the past. They just continue producing, so I am running out of freezer space for more berries. To make this batch, I used some older frozen berries I had and some of the berries I had already frozen from this year (5 lbs. from 2017, 7 lbs. from 2018, 3 lbs. from 2019).

Raspberry Wine V

Fruit Wine – Kent, WA
5 Gallons
OG:1.100FG:0.992%ABV:15.2TA:-.-%
Fermentables
15 lbRaspberries, Frozen
12 lbSugar
Yeast
1 packageCote des Blancs Wine Yeast
Additives
2.5 tspPectic Enzyme
5 tspYeast Nutrient

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Raspberry Wine IV

July 17th, 2017 by Nate


I’m doing another batch of raspberry wine now that the berries are coming in. I had some saved in the freezer (4 lbs. from 2013, 6 lbs. from 2016) but have been waiting for enough to do a 5 gallon batch. In the past week or so I have picked another several pounds, so I finally have enough.

Raspberry Wine IV

Fruit Wine – Kent, WA
5 Gallons
OG:1.090FG:1.000%ABV:12.5TA:-.-%
Fermentables
15 lbRaspberries, Frozen
8 lbSugar
Yeast
1 packageCote des Blancs Wine Yeast
Additives
2.5 tspPectic Enzyme
5 tspYeast Nutrient

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Strawberry Wine III

May 13th, 2017 by Nate


Strawberry Wine III

Fruit Wine – Kent, WA
1 Gallons
OG:1.080FG:1.000%ABV:10.5TA:-.-%
Fermentables
4 lbStrawberry Fruit Packs, Frozen
1 lbSugar
Yeast
1 packageCote des Blancs Wine Yeast
Additives
1/2 tspPectic Enzyme

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