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bluemoose 06-15-2011 12:33 PM

Strawberry picking season
 
So strawberry picking season is coming up if the sun ever comes out. Does anyone have a great recipe for a strawberry wine? I have yet to actually make a wine, just put together the apfelwein from Edwort. A recipe and any tips would be appreciated.
SWMBO needs something to drink while I'm drinking homebrew!

Thanks

dinnerstick 06-15-2011 12:43 PM

http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/reques5.asp

bluemoose 06-15-2011 01:08 PM

Dinnerstick,

I had seen that on a search. Have you done any of those 4 recipes? If so, which one, and how did it come out. Did you agree with the time table, and follow the recipe exactly?
We get some really sweet strawberries up here, and don't have enough things to do with them. You can only eat so many without slipping into a diabetic coma. I think wine will be a great solution for some of the less attractive berries.

Thanks

dinnerstick 06-15-2011 02:04 PM

sorry i have never made a strawberry wine, was just looking at recipes on that site when i saw your post. i'm sure others more knowledgeable will comment

sashurlow 06-15-2011 02:14 PM

That website is so awesome. So many recipes, so little time, only one liver.

lotusworker 06-16-2011 03:36 AM

Just started a strawberry rhubarb wine from that site. Thinking those 2 together will make a good wine.

bluemoose 06-18-2011 07:32 PM

OK. I have put together the first wine on that page. I have two questions:
I notice there is no Pectin Enzyme. Should I put some in? If so, can it go in before I rack it for the first time?
Is there anything that can be done with the Strawberry trub left after racking? Kinda want to use it after having picked all those berries. A couple pies perhaps?

Thanks

OHIOSTEVE 06-19-2011 02:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluemoose (Post 3016104)
OK. I have put together the first wine on that page. I have two questions:
I notice there is no Pectin Enzyme. Should I put some in? If so, can it go in before I rack it for the first time?
Is there anything that can be done with the Strawberry trub left after racking? Kinda want to use it after having picked all those berries. A couple pies perhaps?

Thanks

if the recipe didn't call for it I would leave it out. as for the trub SKEETER PEE!!!!

Yooper 06-19-2011 02:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bluemoose (Post 3016104)
OK. I have put together the first wine on that page. I have two questions:
I notice there is no Pectin Enzyme. Should I put some in? If so, can it go in before I rack it for the first time?
Is there anything that can be done with the Strawberry trub left after racking? Kinda want to use it after having picked all those berries. A couple pies perhaps?

Thanks

Since it wasn't added pre-fermentation, I'd hold off now and only add it if you have a pectin haze that won't clear with some time.

bluemoose 06-19-2011 04:29 PM

Steve,

I read through the skeeter pee recipe. I thank you for the suggestion. It looks like something worth trying.
While reading through the skeeter pee recipe I realized that I made a mistake on my wine. I put in yeast energizer instead of yeast nutrient. I had assumed they were the same, you know what happens when you assume...
Any thoughts on what will happen, or if it is correctable?

I will leave out the pectin extract as Yooper suggests. Should I make the determination to add it after a couple of rackings if the wine does not clear?

Thanks


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