Originally Posted by Heavywalker
You would be better off picking the blackberries and freezing them until the end of the season and make one big batch that will fill the carboy, instead of all a bunch of smaller batches that risk oxidization.
True, and goes along with the LL (Lessons learned). Availability is not the problem for me, though. We had days where we picked 5 gallons of berries in about 2 - 3 hours (there really are that many around here, and after they're picked, you still can hardly miss them). Once berry season gets into full swing, you can do that pretty much every day and not get more than 4 - 5 miles from home
My problem was i started with an idea, and at the time didn't even know what I needed to research. From the idea, I got a recipe. I still didn't know what I needed to learn, but carried through as much to learn as to actually get the wine this first time. I still have bags and bags frozen, though
But it's a good point not just for me, but for anyone else who may be like I was a couple of months ago, but who may have the good fortune to come across this site before they get as far along as I did.