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  1. franc1969 replied to the thread First Timer.

    Crystal clear. I am a lazy winemaker, the blueberry was started last week of January, blackberry-raspberry the following week or so?...

    Dec 11, 2019 at 2:32 AM
  2. franc1969 replied to the thread First Timer.

    My berry wine looked like a smoothie- it will be fine. It's the yeast churning around and this will fall out when fermentation is done.

    Dec 11, 2019 at 1:34 AM
  3. franc1969 replied to the thread Sugars.

    Search the forums here- there are people who have used brown sugar either in primary or backsweetening with compatible fruit, like...

    Dec 10, 2019 at 11:19 PM
  4. franc1969 replied to the thread Wine Revealed.

    Yeah, this is often my complaint with things like this. I wasn't impressed by the repetition either, and I only got through the first...

    Dec 10, 2019 at 5:24 PM
  5. franc1969 liked stickman's post in the thread 2019 Cab.

    Pails are at 55F. Made up a 2 gallon starter by combining samples of 5 of the pails, heated to 160F then chilled back down to 75 then...

    Starter.JPG Dec 9, 2019 at 7:40 PM
  6. franc1969 liked CDrew's post in the thread Vintage 2019.

    So as part of the wine making enterprise, my wife and one of her friends wanted to make grape jelly/jam this year from wine grapes. So...

    CC00943E-D3C1-4495-BE26-600BB2F79145.jpeg Dec 7, 2019 at 4:16 PM
  7. franc1969 liked Happy Homestead's post in the thread Can tomato wine be made with tomato paste?.

    These two wines, the pasata and the tinned tomato are still being bulk aged, nearly ready for bottling and a taste test / comparison...

    Dec 7, 2019 at 3:31 PM