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No wine before its time.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Detectorist, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Detectorist

    Detectorist

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    I made some wine which was ready back in March, I guess. then I forgot about it.

    Found it tonight. It got a bit cloudy so i thought it went bad.

    Dang!!! Super good!

    Got some in the fridge chilling now. I'll sleep well.
     
  2. c01

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    Nice! Got 6 gallons going now.
     

  3. PuroMexicano

    PuroMexicano VIVA MEXICO !!!

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    I used frozen white grape juice.
     
  5. Hummer

    Hummer Big Member

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    Congratulations, hope it turned out well. Now's the time to start making wine from fresh fruits. Sometimes you can buy direct from farmers for much less than store prices.

    I'm washing bottles today, getting ready to bottle a few more batches. Need to get all the wines from last year bottled so I can make more this year. I expect to crush and press a ton and a half or more of wine grapes this year.

    I just picked up an Enolmatic vacuum bottler and filter assembly off Craigslist and am looking forward to trying it out. It will be faster than the gravity/siphon method using a bottling wand. But more important, I'll be able to fill from a carboy on the floor to bottles on the counter, instead of bottling from a carboy on the counter to bottles on the floor. No more lifting full carboys.

    To be bottled tomorrow: a Peach Riesling, a Spiced Peach Port, and a Gewurztraminer.

    Here's a handy bottle tree, for draining washed or sanitized bottles:

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  6. Ian Moone

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    I started 5 gallons of mustang grape wine around July 1. It's an annual pilgrimage for me.