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Old 02-05-2017, 04:52 PM   #1
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Just started a batch of strawberry wine and did it right for a change. Used 21& 1/2 lbs. of strawberries for 5 gallons, this will be the first time I got the recipe right and even added extra to adjust for lack of ripeness. It smells great even while it's fermenting, can't wait to see how it turns out. Starting gravity was 1.098, 13% ABV. From the way it smells I may have to make more of this. Oh yeah, used D47 yeast, anyone have any suggestions on back sweeting? would love to hear them, saved the left over sugar syrup and planned on using that.

 
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:29 PM   #2
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Started last Sat. transferring to secondary today, SG 1.000. First time I've had that happen, might be a good sign.

 
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:41 PM   #3
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Congrats. I'm drinking some sweet strawberry at this very moment. It is not mine though, I just pulled the #'s and it's sitting at 1.010 Sg. Just take a sample and test to your liking. This is a little too sweet for me but everyone loves it. It's also @ 12.5% abv.
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I tend to run my ABV higher, but I like mine around SG 1.030. But no matter how sweet or dry,,,, take out three bottles ,, come bottling time right after sorbate but before back sweetening and back sweetening with granular honey, not powdered honey that's mainly. Cane sugar, not liquid honey, don't know why,, but taste will not be right either, use grandular take SG to same as your other strawberry heaven, 3 bottles drink one at six months, drink second at one year, you'll have the third to cry over. If you loved the first two, and one little secret back sweetening with granular honey hides the taste of alcohol in hot wine (high abv)
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You must have lost my address's I still don't have my glass off sttrawbedrry wine
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QUOTE=Tnuscan;637986]Congrats. I'm drinking some sweet strawberry at this very moment. It is not mine though, I just pulled the #'s and it's sitting at 1.010 Sg. Just take a sample and test to your liking. This is a little too sweet for me but everyone loves it. It's also @ 12.5% abv.[/QUOTE]
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I tend to run my ABV higher, but I like mine around SG 1.030. But no matter how sweet or dry,,,, take out three bottles ,, come bottling time right after sorbate but before back sweetening and back sweetening with granular honey, not powdered honey that's mainly. Cane sugar, not liquid honey, don't know why,, but taste will not be right either, use grandular take SG to same as your other strawberry heaven, 3 bottles drink one at six months, drink second at one year, you'll have the third to cry over. If you loved the first two, and one little secret back sweetening with granular honey hides the taste of alcohol in hot wine (high abv)
Just my 2 CENTS
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Where do you find your granular honey? I'd love to try it. I have some plum that's at 15%, I sorbated and added glycerin to it and just waiting for it to finish clearing. Then, wouldn't mind trying it on that either.

 
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I get mine thrughe-bay I think I buy in bulkan for get, I'll look
In my records an get back to you, you must check ingrefteants , you need to the the one with just honey and stabilizer, that being the only two invgreteants ,
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UOTE=WAC4504;638561]Where do you find your granular honey? I'd love to try it. I have some plum that's at 15%, I sorbated and added glycerin to it and just waiting for it to finish clearing. Then, wouldn't mind trying it on that either.[/QUOTE]
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