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Old 04-02-2009, 08:00 AM   #1
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I have 4lb strawberries in my freezer. Is there anything I can do with that amount, or should I wait until next season when I'll be able to gather more?

 
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:47 AM   #2
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Gather more, or purchase some frozen strawberries and add it to the ones you already have.

You need a good amount to make a decent wine, so unless you are making only 1 gallon, I would wait. You can also use fruit puree from Oregon to supplement you fresh strawberries.

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Old 04-03-2009, 11:44 PM   #4
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One gallon of wine is all i need! Thankyou for the links Yooper.
Now all I need is some extra vessels!

 
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Old 04-03-2009, 11:50 PM   #5
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What about stretching those strawberries by using them in a strawberry mead?
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Old 04-05-2009, 07:55 PM   #6
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I can't make everything at once!
I am making a cider in 1 1G, and 'soggy cardboard' in the other 1G.
Now I also want to make strawberry wine, plum wine, so mead might have to wait.... I will have more strawberries after Xmas (I grow my own!) though.

 
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:04 PM   #7
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maybe this is not the right place to ask, but I was looking at Yooper's links and was wondering about the correct way of doing the primary. The intructions say (after everything else) to cover & stir daily for 7 days. If I do this in a pail type setup, does that mean that I cover the pail with it's lid? or do I cover it with something else?

 
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:52 AM   #8
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You can just cover it with a clean towel, secure it with a bungee cord or something. You just need to let the co2 out and keep bugs and what not out.
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Old 04-06-2009, 01:07 AM   #9
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right, that makes sense!

 
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:47 PM   #10
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Yes, use a towel, and stir regularly. The wine will benefit from O2 during the first stage of fermentation. I do all my wines and meads in a bucket covered with a towel. Once I get the gravity where I want it, I rack to a secondary.

 
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