Originally Posted by scottfro
so is this just a 1.5 gal recipe then? or what does the final volume end up around with the berry juice?
I made the mistake of going potty while it was racking and overflowed a 4l winejug. My original comment was meant to convey that 1.25 - 1.5 gallons of fluid makes it into secondary. I think to up this to a 5 gallon batch, I would simply multiply all ingredients by 4.
Originally Posted by RichBrewer
That sounds like an interesting recipe and I've got a question. When you rack it into a secondary how hard is it to keep the pulp from transferring over? Do you use a screen or something to filter out the pulp?
1.084 is a fairly decent OG without adding any sugar. This sounds like a good wine.
I lined my primary (1.5 gallon bucket from Midwest) with a muslin bag, then pulled it out and hand pressed it a little before racking. Basically, just twisting and squeezing the bag until I got bored with it. The secondary still had a good bit of sediment, that's why I racked again after only 2 weeks.
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