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Old 12-06-2009, 01:39 AM   #1
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Default Extended Maceration (Blueberry Wine)

I've read a bit lately about extended maceration--up to 21 days on skins--and the benefits of its application to red wines, but I'm wondering if I could apply this to the 5 gallons of blueberry wine I have in the primary right now.

The must read 25 degrees Brix with a T.A. of .65, so it seems to stand to benefit from more tannin and complexity.

Anyone have experience with this?

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