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Old 06-19-2011, 04:43 PM   #11
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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?

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I think you're fine with the energizer, but it's nice to have both on hand.

If the wine doesn't clear, you could use the pectic enzyme later. But I'd let it be and see- as long as you didn't simmer or boil the fruit, it should clear. Strawberries have lots of pectin, but it still should clear.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:23 PM   #12
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Thanks Yoop, that's reassuring.

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So I just racked this to another carboy after a month. Should I add either yeast energizer or nutrient at this point? I only ended up with about 4-4.25 gal after racking off the trub. Is this normal? should I top of or just let it go from here?

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Old 11-21-2011, 01:15 AM   #14
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Just bottled this tonight. I came up with about 16% alcohol. Interested if others come in that high with strawberry, and how long this is going to have to sit. I figure 6 months min.

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Old 04-22-2012, 11:14 PM   #15
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5 months was not enough! Tried some tonight and it has an alcohol burn.

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Yeah, anything over about 11-12% in a fruit wine will be hot for a while.

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I made some strawberry wine in 2002 and the alcohol flavor never mellowed out. I also made it have a high 16% alc. content. I hope yours gets better. I never tried it again. From what I've read ppl say to make strawberry wine around 12% unless you have a lot of flavor. Mine didn't have much flavor.

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Just over 8 months in. Still a bit hot. Should be really drinkable in another 4 months or so.

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WOW! That is all.

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Yalls strawberry picking season is late! We will be picking in a little more than a month from now!

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