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Old 08-19-2013, 03:17 PM   #1
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I just bottled 2 gallons of very sweet blueberry wine. Final abv is 14.9%. I hate it, but I don't want to throw it out because that's against the rules. What can I do with this stuff? I don't know anyone who likes this type of wine. It is very young and I know it hasn't aged properly yet, but it's always going to be sweet. What do you think? Sangria? Moonshine? Port? Etc?



 
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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Mail it to me, ill drink it.



 
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:13 PM   #3
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I made some wine that tasted terrible so I put it in the crawlspace under my house and forgot it for two years. Gave a guy a bottle and he said it was delicious so I tried one. He was right. Oh what a difference two years made.

 
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Old 08-19-2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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Old 08-19-2013, 07:41 PM   #5
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how long has it been since the start of fermentation. if its 14.9% like you say it is I would just stash it away for couple years.

 
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:00 PM   #6
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Freeze it and pour off what won't. Put in a jar and use as needed.

 
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:09 PM   #7
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I recently did same thing. I didn't pay attention to SG and super-sweetened it. So, I cut the young wine with unsweetened, fresh juice and let it ferment out. Now, instead of disgustingly sweet, it is merely not-offensive. It's still kind of raw, but a few years will improve it. The OG minus FG is off the chart, so, at least I'll have alcohol.

 
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:24 PM   #8
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I wonder how it would work as vinegar? Could be interesting.

 
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:32 PM   #9
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how long has it been since the start of fermentation. if its 14.9% like you say it is I would just stash it away for couple years.
I brewed it back in June. I think it still going to taste sickly sweet in 2 years but maybe it's worth a try.

 
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:34 PM   #10
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Could it be used for cooking? Maybe try to think of a good mixed drink to put it in - exclusive recipe!?



 
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