Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Wine, Mead, Cider, Sake & Soda > Wine Making Forum > Racked off the blackberry wine...
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-07-2009, 11:15 PM   #1
DoctorCAD
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 1,073
Liked 54 Times on 50 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Racked off the blackberry wine...

SG was 0.992 after 3 weeks of sitting in the carboy.

I kept the sample out and drank it. It has a pretty strong bite to it, but tastes really good. I will let it sit in its one gallon bottle under airlock for another 3 months and then probably backsweeten it with 1/4 cup of sugar (mixed with sorbate, of course) because my wife absolutely hated it. I liked the taste, but she said it was too bitter for her.

Do you think another 3 months will "soften" the flavor?

Will backsweetening make it "drinkable" quicker?

I have a Wine Festival to attend in May and have nothing to enter this time.
I might start a soveign blanc next month, but that won't be ready by May either.

__________________
DoctorCAD is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-08-2009, 01:35 AM   #2
Tusch
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Spring Valley, Ohio
Posts: 1,381
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts

Default

Backsweetening will tend to mellow any harshness that comes with a young and bitter brew. Aging will mellow the harshness as well, but you will still have the dryness it has now. You could split it up, backsweetening some to bottle soon to please the mrs and aging the rest to enjoy a well seasoned brew later on down the road.

__________________
Meads: Hababero and Sarrano Capiscumel, Show Mead possibly getting split and flavored, and 12 gallons of Bochet Deliciousness
Ciders:3 Ciders with differing additives TBD, Strawberry/Apple Cider
Wine: Black Cherry Vanilla Port
Tusch is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-29-2011, 04:41 AM   #3
Delaney
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 493
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 16

Default

or dump the Clitori...evil beings they can be

__________________
Delaney is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-29-2011, 11:50 AM   #4
Turnerdude1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 212
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

It will mature in six mo. and be aged in one year...made 85 gal this year....

__________________
Turnerdude1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-29-2011, 11:55 AM   #5
Clann
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Edmonton Ky
Posts: 1,332
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 51

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Turnerdude1 View Post
It will mature in six mo. and be aged in one year...made 85 gal this year....
Damn. I thought I was doing something by making 5 gallons.

Did you pick all the berries?
__________________

Back Nine Brew&Wine
Life don't get better than a beer and a pepper.
What I am brewing is now a mystery

Clann is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-29-2011, 11:57 AM   #6
Turnerdude1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 212
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

No the farmer used his labors and I give him half. this year berries were very high in sugar..so only used about 270 lbs of berries..

__________________
Turnerdude1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-29-2011, 01:47 PM   #7
Turnerdude1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 212
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

DoctorCAd I have also found blackberry plays real well when you mix it with other red wines. This year made a blackberry port by making a full body blackberry wine and then when it got to 10% brink I stop it by adding .92 gal of 190 prof. Everclear....thne oaked it..

__________________
Turnerdude1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blackberry Wine Yooper Wine 58 10-12-2014 06:55 PM
Blackberry wine HELP! yeastluvr Wine Making Forum 10 08-21-2009 02:44 PM
racked to secondary, wine is VERY cloudy... mikesalvo Wine Making Forum 1 05-14-2009 10:00 PM
Blackberry Wine Dejay2 Wine Making Forum 4 07-22-2008 11:57 AM
Apple Wine Racked off Secondary--Blech! Velifer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 07-07-2007 04:57 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS