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Old 07-15-2011, 04:10 AM   #1
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Anyone know how to fortify strawberry wine with a good brandy to make straw berry brandy?

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Old 07-15-2011, 05:45 AM   #2
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From what I've gathered, brandy is normally a distilled wine. Wouldn't fortifying an existing wine be a tad redundant?
That being said, there's a strawberry-liquor type recipe at http://www.food.com/recipe/strawberry-brandy-99006, which might work.

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Old 01-22-2013, 02:18 AM   #3
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I have a question. I know absolutely nothing about this stuff. someone I know mixed strawberries, sugar water and yeast, buried it in the ground for 6 months and pulled out something that was a lot stronger than wine. I know it has to be distilled to be considered a liquor. but does it come out stronger than wine because it sat underground so long? thanks

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I have a question. I know absolutely nothing about this stuff. someone I know mixed strawberries, sugar water and yeast, buried it in the ground for 6 months and pulled out something that was a lot stronger than wine. I know it has to be distilled to be considered a liquor. but does it come out stronger than wine because it sat underground so long? thanks
There is nothing different burying wine in the ground or storing it in a celler. It is aging the wine that improves it.

Some yeasts will get you to 18%, so it will be stronger than your average wine. Use a yeast like EC-1118.

As far as fortifying your wine, use Everclear.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:15 AM   #5
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can it be left in a jar and capped completely, or does it need a special cap to let CO2 out?

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Old 01-23-2013, 02:20 AM   #6
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can it be left in a jar and capped completely, or does it need a special cap to let CO2 out?
You'll need an airlock until fermentation finishes completely. Then can be " bottled".

Here are some general instructions: http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/reques5.asp
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