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Old 06-06-2012, 02:44 AM   #1
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Check out this mayhaw berry I just racked. The color is very interesting. Has anyone else had this color before when making mayhaw berry wine?



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Old 06-06-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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Mine has never been that color what recipe did you use. Mine is normally a kittle more red than pink.

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Old 06-07-2012, 03:04 AM   #3
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I didn't really follow an exact recipe. I had a gallon size freezer bag full of mayhaw berries with some blackberries mixed in, but not much. I put all the berries into a mesh bag then put the bag into a pot with a gallon of water. I brought it to boiling then turned the burner off. I swirled the bag around and used a spoon to crush the berries. I then let it sit until it came down to room temp. After it cooled i poured it into the primary and added some pectin enzyme, tannin, campden tabs, and yeast nutrient. Then I covered it and let sit for a day. I then pitched the yeast and let it sit for two weeks.

Yesterday I racked it into the Carlo Rossi jug. I wasn't expecting it to be so pink and milky looking. It will require a lot of clearing and aging.

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Old 06-07-2012, 04:02 AM   #4
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Oh yeah, I used about 2 pounds of sugar. I ran out of cane sugar so I had to use a little corn sugar. I don't think that would make a difference though.

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Old 06-07-2012, 02:19 PM   #5
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Maybe it's the mix with the black berries that gave it the color I. I've never done it that way I crush all my Mayhaws and ferment skin and all.

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Yeah I really never heard of anyone boiling the berries,, but I figured it would kill any bacteria on them. I didn't want my wine to get infected.

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True I soak mine in hot warm water plus by doing that it kinda takes out the really bad ones. Is this your first time making it?

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It's my first time making mayhaw. I have made 2 batches of grape concentrate. I just began home brewing and making wine about 6 months ago. So I'm still new to this and have a lot more learning to do.

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Old 06-08-2012, 05:06 AM   #9
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Jack Keller website helped me put a lot. He's got any recipe you can think of on there even Mayhaw. I've only been doing it for a little over a year now. I love this hobby lol.

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Yeah it's a great hobby to have. I like brewing beer way more than making wine, but I still enjoy making wine for my wife.

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