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Old 07-24-2016, 07:40 PM   #1
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So my stepmother gave me a couple of boxes of old jellies and jams....one had a date of 6-12-2010....it was the newer looking jar! About 12 jars in all, dumped in the bucket ...some of it was kinda funky looking, but smells and tasted OK....and started thinning it down with water...at 6 gallons, it was 25% pot. acl.

Poured 3 gallons into ziplocks and froze it. Started adding water again....six gallons came to 1.07. Added peptic enzyme, tannins, camden tablets and let it sit for 24 hours...pitched EC1118 this afternoon.

I don't know about this batch.....kinda sketchy. Should have used a paint strainer bag, I can tell it's gonna be a mess come racking time.

 
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Old 08-09-2016, 09:18 PM   #2
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racked into a carboy today....ton of lees. I don't know. This stuff may make a dang good paint remover. It's brown, that kinda throws me into a tizzy...it just doesn't look right. Smell is not much better...kinda of an oil smell. But, when you close your eyes, hold your nose, and taste it...it's not terrible...for paint remover.

I was border line...keep or pitch it out...time and carboys I have, so the jury is still out. on this one.

 
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:11 PM   #3
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I have done blackberry jam (smuckers) a couple of times, came out ok. Had trouble getting to low final s.g. 1.014.

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Old 08-11-2016, 12:21 PM   #4
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I have done blackberry jam (smuckers) a couple of times, came out ok. Had trouble getting to low final s.g. 1.014.

Bill
I racked it off a ton of lees and right now there is a 3" layer of crud on the bottom of the carboy....but, it is chugging along like steam engine. I've always heard there is fine line between genius and dumbass....think I may be close to it!

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Old 08-16-2016, 03:17 PM   #5
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This batch may turn out to be pure crap, but, I gotta give a big A for effort. Airlock is just ticking away and she's throwing off so much gas it looks like Coke in glass with all the bubbles. At least the yeast is happy!

 
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Old 08-16-2016, 05:36 PM   #6
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I thought it tasted fairly good and left it at 1 .14 s.g. Did not back sweeten. I don't know if i will try
a third time !!

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Old 10-08-2016, 03:10 PM   #7
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I racked again mid Sept. (lost my notes)....there was another 3" of lees and just crap from the jams...never had this many lees before...but never used jams and jellies before either. from 6 to 4 gallons now.

We snuck a glass last night...it looks like a dark ice tea...kinda reddish brown...very clear now...has some aroma, but I can't tell you what it smells like...it's dry...and it kinda grows on you after about 1/2 a glass...it is different. The flavor needs something...oak? It needs more taste...vanilla and a little cherry maybe? Drinkable, very drinkable...but it could be better. IDEAS??

Need to figure it out because I have 3 gallons frozen in the freezer which should make another 6 gallon batch. AND my stepmother gave me another batch of old jellies and jams TWICE as much as the first batch....that may be my first Brute trash can batch of wine!

 
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Old 10-08-2016, 09:19 PM   #8
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well, i'm sending you a bill for drying out my computer, i guess i lived my life in a bubble, wine from home made jams an jellies hum, I've seen an heard much more then i let on but, well just but, one thing is for sure i would light privy to how this comes out,,,
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you recon beings it comes from jam an jelly it needs biscuits an gravy
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you recon beings it comes from jam an jelly it needs biscuits an gravy
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NA just some good buttermilk biscuits lol

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