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Posted August 16, 2013 - 02:42 PM

Yup! got my first batch well under way ! Blackberry wine , yum yum. Then we'll move on to maybe a Peach, possibly get to grape if I can find some that are sweet enough? We only have Concorde grapes around where Iive and they can be pretty tart to say the least.

 I can't wait for it to be finished so I can try it. Anyone else dable in the art of wine making ?


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 02:46 PM

I tried but my feet were stained for weeks, so I stick to beer now :smilewink:


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 02:52 PM

I've made quite a bit of wine. Peach has always been my best.

 

Speaking of Blackberries, I set 15 triple crown plants this spring so next year they should put out soem fruit.

 

I've made strawberry, apple, pumpkin, red grape and even some Orange Mead.

 

Show some pictures of your operation when you get a chance!


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 03:09 PM

Does orange juice and bread yeast count???



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Posted August 16, 2013 - 03:41 PM

Can I have some? Love blackberries!



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Posted August 16, 2013 - 03:44 PM

I have thought about making wine from my pears. Haven't done it yes. Beed too busy frying them up in sugar and butter Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 03:58 PM

I have thought about making wine from my pears. Haven't done it yes. Beed too busy frying them up in sugar and butter Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Gee Willey, those fried pears sound good! Not something I've ever seen done up here.



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Posted August 16, 2013 - 04:36 PM

 Whilly that sounds yummy for sure!! I wish I had some ripe pears I love them !! And I'll make a wine out of them too :thumbs:  :beer:



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Posted August 16, 2013 - 06:40 PM

I am also working with Keith, I am drinking some wine, I don't really care who makes it.

 

 

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Posted August 16, 2013 - 07:33 PM

We made a batch of Concorde wine last year.  Tastes just like communion wine use to.  We've also made wine from apples, pears, wild grapes (Mustang), coffee, black currents, blue berries, spiced pumpkin, maple syrup, rhubarb and strawberry/rhubarb.  Wife loves the last two.

 

Edit: I forgot dandelion wine and dandelion& burdock beer.


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 08:01 PM

Does burdock beer catch in your throat? No, I suppose not.



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Posted August 17, 2013 - 04:30 AM

yep, and after making comes drinking!



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Posted August 17, 2013 - 07:14 AM

Do you have a source for the wine boxes?



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Posted August 17, 2013 - 09:47 AM

Yes, I started making wine just a year ago. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!! Good luck!



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Posted August 18, 2013 - 06:10 AM

Well I racked off the first fermenting and got a nice carboy full, then we did Bubba's (short for babushka, Russian for grandma) she made hers in bottles, anyways , we got it all cooking nicely now. I can't wait to try it around thanksgiving time !!

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