New Wines In Progress
Posted 14 July 2009 - 09:29 AM
The newest one is a Blueberry that modifies Jack Keller's recipe to use welch's concentrate instead of raisins (I didn't like the brandy-like influence, but it made a great sangria!) This one was just started Sunday and the color is a magnificent deep purple ink. The blueberries were purchased at a local farmer's market and were up to the size of a nickel (I weighed one at 5.3 grams!) They were firm and had little juice when squished, and high in sugar measuring 13 brix. I had to tone back on the sugar and welch's to make this 6g batch:
Prior to that is 6g of strawberry made from berries we picked at a pick-your-own (another Jack recipe). This is starting to clear and has a beautiful color (the flash lightened the picture):
And Jack's Key-Lime-A-Rita sounded wonderful so I started a 4g batch (2 bags of key limes). I definitely need a hand juicer/press to do this again.
And the first one I started was a Lilac wine (2.5g) from lilacs in my front yard. Right now it has a bit of sulfur on the nose so I cannot smell the lilacs. I am hoping that it comes back. It also isn't clearing yet but I'm giving it lots of time:
Next up - maybe one of those jam wines. Perhaps a raspberry? Peaches? Who knows!
Posted 14 July 2009 - 11:50 AM
The Best of Times is Now! :0)
Posted 14 July 2009 - 02:31 PM
Of course, it tastes even better than it looks and I have to sample each time I punch down the now developing cap... Good stuff! Tough job but somebody's gotta do it!
I think I have a few blending options here too:
I might give that a shot when it comes time to bottle.
Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:20 AM
#61 Blueberry #60 Mixed berry #59 Niagara #58 Moscato #57 Piesporter- kit #56 Raspberry Melomel #55 Rhubarb
#54 White Grape/Peach #53 Elder Pee #52 Elderberry #51 Black Currant Pee #50 Black Currant #49 Elderflower
#47 Dandelion #46 ELDER PEE #45 Elderberry (seconds)
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