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Old 08-17-2013, 11:45 PM   #1
BamaProud
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I piked this up at a local farmers market on an impulse buy. The warning intrigued me as I was getting ready to make my first fruit wine...but I really don't know what to do with it.





I have a 6 gal blackberry wine aging and it needs topping up...should I use a little, or just buy a similar wine to top it off?

For the rest I guess I want to see how it would turn out letting it ferment out. Should I add sugar(it is sweetened)? Any specific yeast?

I'm open to all options...I bought it 3 months ago and its just sitting in the pantry.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:32 AM   #2
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I wouldn't use the juice in the picture because it would restart fermentation unless you sorbated your wine already. I don't see why you can't use a similar wine to top it off.

When I made my blackberry wine, I used Lalvin 71B-1122 yeast. I was told that it helps mellow malic acid since blackberries are high in it.

 
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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Test the OG, get it to 1.050-1.060 and pitch a good cider yeast. I prefer ale yeasts for apple juice, unless you add lots of tannins and raisins.

If you have a blackberry wine going right now, I'd use this one for a quicker cider.

 
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Old 08-26-2013, 12:27 AM   #4
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The wife asked me to flavor an Ale with it. Blackberry Ale sound good? ...off to look for a recipe.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:32 PM   #5
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That sounds very good!!!

 
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