Cherry and berry wine

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Cherry and berry wine

Postby Rolfster » Sun Sep 18, 2016 19:21

Making this one up as I go!
I have some cherries(1.5kg including stones) blackberrys (260g) banana pectolase and yeast nutrent and 2 liters of red grape juice in so far.
I'm just defrosting the berries now!
I will add yeast when it's warmed up.
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Re: Cherry and berry wine

Postby Rolfster » Sun Sep 18, 2016 19:44

And 750g of sugar.
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Re: Cherry and berry wine

Postby Rolfster » Sun Sep 18, 2016 23:54

So I rehydrated my (slightly out of date) wine yeast.... and nothing happened. Flatter than a mill pond.
So I panicked as I had just strained the whole mixture through a seive, pressed the fruit through the seive to remove the seeds and put the seeds and skins in a mesh bag and added that back to the fv. Too much work to abandon to wild yeast!
Then I remembered the champagne yeast I had in the bottom of a recently bottled cider, so I gave that a good shake and added that, along with the rehydrated wine yeast.
It's going to be a winner!
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Re: Cherry and berry wine

Postby Rolfster » Sun Sep 18, 2016 23:54

Cider yeast is champagne yeast right?
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Re: Cherry and berry wine

Postby oldbloke » Mon Sep 19, 2016 00:04

Some cider yeast is champagne yeast. I dunno if it all is. Should work, anyway. I like the ingredients list, let us know how it turns out
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Re: Cherry and berry wine

Postby Rolfster » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:23

Here is a picture of the fruit before the juice went in and the mushing started. Image
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Re: Cherry and berry wine

Postby Rolfster » Wed Sep 21, 2016 12:48

So I moved this into a DJ last night.
SWMBO came home about 10 minutes later to find a purple fountain in the kitchen....
I couldn't get a photo of it due to her proximity!
I have since split it between the DJ and a couple of bottles.

It looks like a smoothy......
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Re: Cherry and berry wine

Postby Rolfster » Thu Aug 10, 2017 14:46

So I've just racked this into a clean dj and had a wee taste in the process. It's the nicest wine I have made to date! It might actually get drank!

I think I'm going to go and pick so more cherries off the tree on the garden with a mind to remake this!
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Re: Cherry and berry wine

Postby HTH1975 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 21:31

Sounds like a winner
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