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Old 01-07-2017, 08:44 PM   #1
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Howdy, we have a ton of wild blueberries on our place, like a 5 acre patch down in the bog by the river, about 15 pounds in the freezer of witch a few of them ended up with my wife being chased out of the "bog" by a bear! Wine making is about the last use of this wonderful fruit that we haven't tried and that's about to end. My wine palate is, idk, juvenile might describe it. I like sweet wine with a screw on lid. I alway's enjoyed whatever home made fruit wines (usually peach) would show up at the swimming hole or a party when we lived down south. Actually I usually have a bottle of red Port wine in the shop refrigerator for sipping purposes but that's about it.
Our daughters left a bottle of white wine a few years ago, it's still there. Same go's for beer, some how I, we've become very sober, and not on purpose or need. I hope having a little home grown & brewed wine handy will help with that.

 
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:21 PM   #2
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Hello Juice,
You came to the right place. These folks are great. Beside blueberry wine, you should try blueberry mead. I made a gallon and wish I'd made 2.

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Old 01-07-2017, 09:21 PM   #3
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Hello Juice,
You came to the right place. These folks are great. Beside blueberry wine, you should try blueberry mead. I made a gallon and wish I'd made 2.

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Old 01-07-2017, 09:28 PM   #4
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Thanks Tom, does that involve honey? That's (honey) the only mead I've heard of. Sounds great.

 
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:28 PM   #5
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welcome,
bear burgersand wine what afine supper,
best of luck to you
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i have my first blackberry mead at 1 year of bulk aging so far, i plan on waiting one more year to bottle and try, i plan on aelderberry mead this year, i make mine in 3lr or 6 gallon batches,
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UOTE=AkTom;634180]Hello Juice,
You came to the right place. These folks are great. Beside blueberry wine, you should try blueberry mead. I made a gallon and wish I'd made 2.[/QUOTE]

 
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:53 AM   #7
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:42 AM   #8
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Howdy Juice, welcome to the forum. Yep, mead is just regular wine only you substitute honey for sugar. Usually makes the wine taste a little smoother and usually takes a bit longer to ferment. First try I would try with sugar instead. If it flops (which it probably won't) you do not have as much expense in the wine. When you get ready to go with it, start asking questions and somebody will usually jump in to help. Arne.

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Old 01-08-2017, 09:58 AM   #9
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/\ what he said.

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Old 01-08-2017, 11:44 AM   #10
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