That juice looks so phenomenal. I made about 10 gallons of watermelon wine in July. One was just watermelon, one was watermelon and elderberry, watermelon and pear (which incidentally, the pear juice washed out the watermelon color???)and watermelon black cherry. They all have come out reasonably well, and I racked them every week until they cleared, with the exception of the one with elderberries. That one is still generating lees????They do have a funky aftertaste right now, but I am hoping with age, that will go away. Any thoughts? I use those bucket strainers (mine are made for paint), also for straining off the first couple of times. They are cool. After that I strain with four to six layers of muslin or flour sack towels. They really do a good job. Being low-tech, the last racking, I use unbleached coffee filters that I keep covered while straining. Someone did tell me that watermelon wine has a tendency to spoil in the first stages. Either I got terribly lucky, or that would explain the aftertaste
. I was dissappointed that it didn't taste, for lack of a better word, as watermelony as I wanted. Unless it gets better in the next 6-8 months, I probably won't make any more.