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Old 11-30-2012, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default My blueberry wine turned red

So this was my first batch of blueberry wine. I was able to fine a blueberry juice from a local store. I let it ferment and when I bottled it the wine had turned as red as an apple. Is that normal? I had never had a wine change that much color before.

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:13 PM   #2
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Did your juice start out blue?

I made blueberry wine from blueberries, it always had a red color.

Best I can figure, it may have had some dye that separated out.

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:16 PM   #3
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I'm new at this so I wouldn't know but the whole idea of blueberry wine sounds just absolutely amazing! I bet it tastes awesome!
Want to trade a little bit for some Apple Pear?
Nothing much I'm just talking like a 12 ounce bottle or so

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:32 PM   #4
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I'm new at this so I wouldn't know but the whole idea of blueberry wine sounds just absolutely amazing! I bet it tastes awesome!
Want to trade a little bit for some Apple Pear?
Nothing much I'm just talking like a 12 ounce bottle or so
I would love to trade, but I'm in Ohio.......

Blueberry wine is awesome. Made two gallons this year. At LEAST 5 gallons next year!
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:28 PM   #5
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I bottled it today and usually when i bottle i take a sip or two here and there.
It is pretty sweat

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Old 11-30-2012, 11:37 PM   #6
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I bottled it today and usually when i bottle i take a sip or two here and there.
It is pretty sweat
Sweat??!!

Was your juice blue at any point?
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:46 PM   #7
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Our first ever blackberry wine turned out way more of a dark red than we thought it would

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Old 11-30-2012, 11:52 PM   #8
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An acidic environment (such as a wine) will remove colors. I don't know the exact science, but I know if you add lemon juice to a red wine it will turn the wine clear-ish)

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I'm thinking that maybe red is the last color that can remain in the acidic environment. So it dropped out your blue colors leaving you with just the red. Remember that blueberries are purple and not blue.

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Old 11-30-2012, 11:55 PM   #10
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yes it did start out blue when i started out.

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