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Old 08-10-2012, 01:13 AM   #1
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I was wondering how the concentrates from Homewinery compare to fresh fruit or berries? I see they only want 28.95 for a jug. It will do a five gallon run. That seems cheap. For five gallon of Mott's apple juice it cost me around 23.00. I was wondering about the black berry in particular as they are a pain to gather and I think I would like to have another carboy of it going. Mike


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Old 08-10-2012, 11:57 PM   #2
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I friend of mine has made the pear and elderberry form those and they came out very good. I have another friend, who does commercial wines, uses a Blackberry concentrate and it comes out good too. The thing to remember is that a 64 brix concentrate (this is what they are) should use 1 part concentrate to 3.2 parts of water to get a full strength juice. So using 1/2 gallon to 5 gallons will put you on the thin side.


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Old 08-11-2012, 01:11 AM   #3
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I made five gallons of blackberry wine with a can of concentrate and ten pounds of fresh blackberries. I have it in the secondary right now. I haven't had any problems as of yet with the solid packed fruit concentrate either.
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So if you ordered the extra pint would it get you closer to the four pound per gallon fresh berry flavor? Mike
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I should of said that the can of concentrate was a 96oz tin can. Its conentrated enough for a five gallon batch.


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