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Old 09-24-2009, 11:54 PM   #1
Rhys79
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I'm going to be picking an unknown quantity of Concord grapes this Saturday (a friend told me come get em before the deer do), and was just thinking, I also have a 3lb bag of frozen blueberries in the freezer. Anyone out there tried making a blueberry concord wine? If so, how did it turn out? If not, any ideas how it might turn out?

 
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:02 AM   #2

It's probably a smart idea. I'd let your grapes ferment first, then add the blueberries in secondary. I'm not sure if you've ever made a concorde wine before, but they're apparently pretty odd.
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:57 AM   #3
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I just finished drinking a glass of a mini brew I did with a bottle of Welch's grape juice. Not too bad, didn't age well in the plastic juice bottle though, pretty hot and hoochy, but not bad with a little sugar to sweeten it up. I have about half a pound of wild blackberries I could throw in too. I'd have mulberries if I had thought to pick them (tad bit out of season now...). There's a HUGE mulberry tree in the empty lot next to my house.

 
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:58 PM   #4
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Lat year, I made a blueberry/blackberry/Welch's Concord Grape juice wine. After a year, it has mellowed out and is great. Super high alcohol content for a wine.
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:23 AM   #5
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OMFG!!! I got a hell of a lot more grapes than I was expecting. Just spent 3 hours destemming the first box and got 4 gallons of grapes out of it. Still have another box and a 15gal plastic tote to go. Don't think I'll need the blueberries to get up to 5gal.

 
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:13 PM   #6
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I make a blueberry and concord grape wine that I can't keep enough of. people like it better than any other wine I make. make sure to get good home grown blueberries and freeze both berries and grapes for as long as you can stand before thawing and fermenting for best flavor and sweetness. I used 2 gallons of pureed blueberry and 2 gallons of grapes to make a 5 gallon batch of wine, the sugar is no exact science, 3 pounds to start then add to taste at second rack.

 
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