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Old 05-25-2011, 02:06 PM   #21
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I am brand new to any type of brewing and have recently acquired cases and cases of Blue Berrys from and overturned Tractor Trailer.
I want to start fermenting. I do not have a lot of funds to work with so I want to make some equipment and need some info. I have enough room in the fridge for a few cases of the Blue Berrys. Can I freeze the rest and still use them to ferment latter?
Please help! I figure I have a day of them sitting in my garage before they will start to spoil!!!
Also what will I need to get started?

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Old 07-28-2012, 05:00 AM   #22
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Started a 1g batch of this , sg was 1.030,seemed a little low so I added about half cup honey since I was out of sugar

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Old 08-04-2012, 03:08 PM   #23
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Did you find it necessary to put the primary ferment into a larger container. I did this batch in a 2 gal bucket and it "boiled" over. I then transfered it to a 5 gal.

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Here is a Recipe for good repeatable blueberry wine,

Per 2 Gallon Batch:

6 qts BlueBerrys (home grown is what I use)
8 cups sugar
1-1/2 tsp of yeast nutrient
1 pack of lalvin RC-212 yeast
1 camden tablet
splash of lemon concentrate

Mash blue berrys in wine press or pan. Boil berries in 1 gallon of water for 2-6 minutes. Mix sugar into blueberry liquid. Take small sample off pot and let cool. Add yeast nutrient and yeast. Let the yeast slowly work into the solution. when main batch is down to around 90-80 degrees F add yeast mixture. Crush camden tablet and add to mixture. Put wine in Primary fermenter and stir (or shake) twice daily. Ferment for 14 days in primary then transfer to the secondary. Ferment another 7 days then siphon the wine into bottles and rack. If wine is not clear re-rack wine in 10-15 days.

I don't know how long this will last for (can't keep it around for very long it is way to yummy)

Usually produces around 18-22 percent alcohol.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:47 AM   #24
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Just did a 2 gallon batch of this tonight, but instead of actual blueberries I used Wyler's blueberry juice (sold at BJs wholesale club). I used a gallon of the juice with a gallon of water with 6 cups of organic cane sugar and 1LB of honey. I am using Montrachet wine yeast because thats what I had on hand, but I have another 2 gallons planned for tomorrow where I will use the yeast the original recipe calls for. This way I will be able to compare the two.

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Old 10-28-2012, 06:56 AM   #25
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Took a bottle of this to our Thanksgiving party at work, was a big hit everybody liked it and was asking when I was making more. definitely making this again

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I just started a batch that I posted in the mead forum, as I wasn't sure where to put it. 5lb blueberries, 10lb sugar, 4 gallons mineral water, 10 teabags and 2 packets of ec1118. I'm going to bottle after 2 weeks to make a sparkling wine. I see this is an older post. So can any of you guys give me some feedback?

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I just started a batch that I posted in the mead forum, as I wasn't sure where to put it. 5lb blueberries, 10lb sugar, 4 gallons mineral water, 10 teabags and 2 packets of ec1118. I'm going to bottle after 2 weeks to make a sparkling wine. I see this is an older post. So can any of you guys give me some feedback?
For a batch that size you should have around 12-15lbs of berries. Also that is alot of sugar, its gonna need alot of aging. Do not bottle after 2 weeks, that yeast +that much sugar = bottle bombs
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I just started a batch that I posted in the mead forum, as I wasn't sure where to put it. 5lb blueberries, 10lb sugar, 4 gallons mineral water, 10 teabags and 2 packets of ec1118. I'm going to bottle after 2 weeks to make a sparkling wine. I see this is an older post. So can any of you guys give me some feedback?
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Can you tell me where you get the airlock bungs from for this type of bottle please?
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