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Old 08-20-2013, 12:34 AM   #11
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Freeze it and pour off what won't. Put in a jar and use as needed.
Do you mean put the alcohol that doesn't freeze Ina jar? Would the ice and alcohol separate that easily? Would this have flavour? Or would it be like a vodka?
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:35 AM   #12
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Fortify it
How would you do this? Add some brandy?
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Old 08-20-2013, 01:11 AM   #13
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Simple science. Use a two liter plastic to freeze and what wont will drain right off. Usually tastes better and not like vodka but more like a brandy.

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Old 08-20-2013, 02:20 AM   #14
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Simple science. Use a two liter plastic to freeze and what wont will drain right off. Usually tastes better and not like vodka but more like a brandy.
Nice, very nice!
I've been pretending to kill fire ants with mine.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:31 AM   #15
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Depends on your FG If its too high add some apple juice and good yeast starter, should restart a stuck fermentation. I had a batch I backsweetened too much and added sorbate so the fermentation was not an option. I froze about half for 2 days the tipped the block of ice into a strainer and let it drip till drips ran clear. It was still sweet but 26%. Mixed drinks.
The rest I cut with some dry wine I got from the store( cheating I know) but it tasted good

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Old 08-22-2013, 01:10 AM   #16
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I think I'll try freeze concentration. Sweet for a wine is bad but maybe it'll make a good liqueur.

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Old 08-22-2013, 02:56 PM   #17
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If it's only been since June then you should let it age for 6 months to a year. I started my first blueberry last week, and everyone I've talked to has said the taste will improve in 6 months, and if I can wait it will be even better after a year. So put that stuff away, forget about it for a year and drink it up.

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If it's only been since June then you should let it age for 6 months to a year. I started my first blueberry last week, and everyone I've talked to has said the taste will improve in 6 months, and if I can wait it will be even better after a year. So put that stuff away, forget about it for a year and drink it up.
I thought about this too but I don't think aging will do a lot for sweet. I think it'll still taste sickly sweet in a year. I guess its worth putting a few away just to see how it improves.
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Old 08-23-2013, 01:16 AM   #19
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Make great marinade ,if have need to use instantly. Will be great in a couple of years after U get it from under the crawl space!

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Old 08-23-2013, 03:25 AM   #20
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I thought about this too but I don't think aging will do a lot for sweet. I think it'll still taste sickly sweet in a year. I guess its worth putting a few away just to see how it improves.
It's always worth it. I've had a super sweet mead that mellowed out after 7 months, but I think that's a whole different monster. Aging is always going to help improve the flavor, but the real question is exactly how long can you age it to help rid of the sickly sweet taste and it still be a sweet blueberry wine while keeping it from ruining as it ages. That question I have no idea how to answer, or even know if there is a way to do such.
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