Blackberry Wine III


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Posted by Nate

Sunday, August 25th, 2019

Last Update: September 12, 2019




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

5 Gallons
OG: 1.125 FG: 0.— %ABV: 1-.- TA: -.–%
Sugars
20.00 lb Fresh blackberries, frozen
12.00 lb Sugar
Additives
3.00 tsp Yeast nutrient
2.00 tsp Pectic enzyme
Yeast
1.00 Packet Cote des Blancs Wine Yeast

Process:

Put 20 pounds of fresh blackberries into primary bucket. Stirred vigorously with a large metal spoon to break up the berries. Mixed in the sugar, and topped with water to about 5.5 gallons of volume. I tested the OG and then added the yeast nutrient, pectic enzyme, and yeast. I then sealed the primary bucket with a blow-off tube.

8-26-19: Prepared wine in primary bucket. OG measured at 1.125 giving a potential alcohol of 16.5% ABV

9-12-19: Racked the wine from the primary bucket into a 5-gallon carboy, leaving around 1.5 gallons of fruit pulp/yeast behind.

 

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