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Old 02-25-2012, 01:21 AM   #1
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Racked my 5 gallon batch onto 10 lbs of blackberries. How long should I let it sit on the fruit?

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Old 02-25-2012, 03:19 AM   #2
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I find 7-10 days is plenty in secondary. Make sure you freeze/thaw/crush blackberries for best flavor extraction. I always sorbate/sulfate before though, not sure which way you doing. I've done blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, clementine that way, works good

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Old 02-25-2012, 03:23 AM   #3
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wow.. 10 lbs? 7 days at most

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I had a question also, how many pounds of blueberries per 5 gallons?

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I did 4 lbs in primary and 4 lbs in secondary for 3 gal.

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Old 02-25-2012, 04:24 AM   #6
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I did 4 lbs in primary and 4 lbs in secondary for 3 gal.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:22 PM   #7
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10 lbs in secondary. Was at 1.000 when I racked onto the fruit. Racked off the fruit today at .998. It is a beautiful black/purple color. The long wait starts now.

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Old 02-25-2012, 03:45 PM   #8
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:49 PM   #9
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Drool.

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Old 05-18-2012, 07:32 PM   #10
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How did it come out? Enough fruit in the flavor/aroma?

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