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Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-04-2013, 01:51 PM
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Making blackberry for a farmer that likes it...

Making blackberry for a farmer that likes it sweet after stabilizing I take it to 1.020 as it will come up a about 2 points in the bottle. Of course this year we have had so much rain that the...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-20-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
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Thinking new oak barrel no more than two mo then...

Thinking new oak barrel no more than two mo then rack back out..oak chips maybe one mo...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-18-2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 269
Posted By Turnerdude1
I do about 80 gal of Blackberry wine each year...

I do about 80 gal of Blackberry wine each year and do not degas I just let it sit and rack it several times and bottle in spring after I stabilize it...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-17-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Turnerdude1
I use tap water but have a super good house...

I use tap water but have a super good house filter. If you have a lot of chorine in your water let it sit for 24 hours and it will evaporate.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-15-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Turnerdude1
The reason I asked about when to add acid blend...

The reason I asked about when to add acid blend is that I mix my blackberry wine with other red wines so was wondering if I could add it after fermentation..
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-14-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Turnerdude1
I got the kit, but find it hard to read...so...

I got the kit, but find it hard to read...so going to spring for the PH Meter. Questions is can you add the acid blend anytime or do you do it when you pitch the yeast?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-09-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By Turnerdude1
What I have read said to fill it with 20% hot...

What I have read said to fill it with 20% hot water standing on its end then soak for 20 min and turn over on the other end then soak in cold water for 24 hours. If no leaks ready for wine if...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-09-2013, 11:24 AM
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Views: 222
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Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-08-2013, 06:41 PM
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Views: 1,201
Posted By Turnerdude1
I sulfite the crushed berries let it sit over...

I sulfite the crushed berries let it sit over night then add hot water let it sit until room temp or add some ice then the yeast...stir for 4 or 5 days then press and add nutients and sugar..
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-08-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By Turnerdude1
The barrel is American Oak and yes was toasted. ...

The barrel is American Oak and yes was toasted. Paid 135.00 for it for 10 gals. The French Oak Barrels 5 gal go for 299.00. What I have read in this is once you put wine in the barrel keep wine in...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 07-05-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By Turnerdude1
New Oak Barrel

Bought a New 10 gal oak barrel and was wondering how long to age my red and blackberry wines. Was thinking 3 mo. and then rack in another wine. Any suggestions?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-26-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Turnerdude1
It is a sweet deal...a Farmer grows them right...

It is a sweet deal...a Farmer grows them right down the street from me. He and his helper pick them and put them in a walk in cooler. Then he gives me the "culls" or over ripe ones and it into wine...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 06-25-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Turnerdude1
Blackberry wine

Next week will be making about 80 gal of blackberry wine. I in the past have used Jack Keller's recipe for a medium body wine. However this year in N.C. it was been a very wet spring and was...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-19-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By Turnerdude1
Keeping homemade red wine at room temperature

Keeping red wine at room temperature
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-19-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Turnerdude1
Soak mine in hot water with a little sulphite and...

Soak mine in hot water with a little sulphite and then stand them upright for 72 hours .....never a problem....
Forum: Wine Making Forum 11-18-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By Turnerdude1
Did yu stand them up right for 72 hours prior to...

Did yu stand them up right for 72 hours prior to laying them on their sides?
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-23-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By Turnerdude1
Yea that is better than what I had to do. Stood...

Yea that is better than what I had to do. Stood up at the Lutheran Church and told them to drink more wine and bring me the bottles. Hey I give them 5 gal of blackberry wine each year for services...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-08-2012, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By Turnerdude1
Years ago I made wine from Foch grapes and back...

Years ago I made wine from Foch grapes and back then I did not know how to back sweeten....it came out rather dry I did do a false wine as you have done which also came out dry but good. Never...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 09-01-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,260
Posted By Turnerdude1
Pick out the ones that have mold and toss...

Pick out the ones that have mold and toss them....sometimes like this year when the BB crop got hit with a frost in April I shed a tear as I toss them.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-31-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 268
Posted By Turnerdude1
I do plastic food brade trash can put some...

I do plastic food brade trash can put some sulphite into trash cans and then rack clean barrel and rack back the sulphite will keep OX out long enough so it will not harm the wine...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-29-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Turnerdude1
What I do since I do about 300 lbs of...

What I do since I do about 300 lbs of blackberries per year is I bough 4 33 gal trash cans. I crush the berries and put about 50 lbs into eachone add sulfite let sit over night then pour in the hot...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-21-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,328
Posted By Turnerdude1
Here in Winston-Salem N.C. it April in went down...

Here in Winston-Salem N.C. it April in went down to 26 deg. for about one hour just enough to wipeout 80% of the blackberry crop. Quess we will get it down next year.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-14-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Turnerdude1
Yea I have to split my blackberry wine with a...

Yea I have to split my blackberry wine with a farmer as it is his berries....He gives it a taste test with a chaw of tobbaco in his mouth and tells me it is not sweet enough. Also asked me if I...
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-12-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By Turnerdude1
Funny thing about Blackberry wine...have aged...

Funny thing about Blackberry wine...have aged mine in bottle for 12 mo. and still had a bite to it..but gone at 14 mo and very smooth.....
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-03-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,334
Posted By Turnerdude1
I use Jack Keller's Medium body recipe and it...

I use Jack Keller's Medium body recipe and it comes out great..can even mixit with Merlot...or other red wines....
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