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Old 08-12-2011, 07:04 PM   #1
Nov 2009
Birmingham, England
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Yup. The bushes are bursting with ripe and juicy fruit ready for picking, so are you planning to make anything? I'm off up the fields soon to grab ingredients for blackberry wine and sloe gin

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Old 08-12-2011, 07:11 PM   #2
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Carlsbad, NM
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I'll do a prickly pear mead and a crabapple cider. Everything else out here is basically dead this year.

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Old 08-12-2011, 08:39 PM   #3
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Just picked 25lbs of cherries for some cherry wine

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Old 08-13-2011, 12:06 AM   #4
Jun 2011
Chehalis, WA
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still waiting on the blackberries but plan on making 3 gallons

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Old 08-13-2011, 12:10 AM   #5
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Let's see. Plum wine, crabapple wine, chokecherry wine, sour cherry wine, blackberry wine, apple wine, blueberry wine (maybe), and rhubarb from rhubarb I stuck in the freezer this spring.

No flower wines this year, no raspberry wine, and no tomato wine this year.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:13 AM   #6
Jun 2010
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Got 5 gallons of blackberry and at least a gallon of elderberry is in the works. I have a few pear trees that have quite a bit of fruit on them but they are not ready yet
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:26 AM   #7
Jan 2010
Louisville, KY
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I have 9 gallons which includes the berries of blackberry wine, hopefully it will end up being five gallons or so of wine. Tomorrow I am picking some peaches from a friends tree for a peach mead.

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Old 08-13-2011, 03:37 PM   #8
Jun 2011
Deridder, LA
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Hey everyone, I've got 3 gal plum, 1 gal strawberry Meade, 2 1/2 gal blueberry port and 1 gal strawberry/ blueberry wine all from this year. I also have 1 1/2 gal pear wine aging from last fall. Also 2 kits going a 6 gal Trio Blanca and 3 gal chocolate strawberry port.

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Old 08-13-2011, 03:43 PM   #9
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Jan 2011
Gowanda, NY
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running out of freezer room(no chest freezer and swmbo says no on one as we are leaving soon) I still have 15lb of red currants and about 12lb of blueberries in the freezer as well as 3lb of rhubarb. w8tin on my 20g of beer to be done and free up some fermenters as i was told that i had enough gear

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Old 08-14-2011, 05:50 PM   #10
May 2011
North of the Columbia River, WA
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I've got a wall of blackberries next to my house and now that I'm in to making cider I think I may need to try something with a pile of blackberries!

Any suggestions on a blackberry wine or blackberry port (I'd love to try a gallon or so of both)?


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