Off grid house and winery here.
1/3 mile from the end of the power line so it was a no brainer given the cost of extending the line.
Earth buffered/passive solar house.
We run on ~4 Kw of photovoltaics with some major loads running on propane- radiant slab in the winery, DHW via Rennai...
I must have posted the recipe here before so I won't repeat it.
It came originally from my grandmother (circa 1975) and we make between 12-24 gal/year.
It remains one of our most requested wines.
The only ingredients- 12-20 lbs, of blossoms picked in full sun- no stems.
No need to separate...
Yes- we've made many gallons so far and do more every year.
Fresh and very ripe berries (we have a local farm that has hundreds of bushes), crushed, and use about 4-5 lbs/gal.
Sugar to starting SG of 1.090, fermented on the skins to 1.030 or so, end at .990, no backsweeting.
I usually add FT...
Just noticed this tomato wine thread.
We've made it the last two years- the first year as an experiment and the last one because the first turned out so well.
If I were me, I'd only use ripe tomatoes- cherry, full size- whatever- that can be harvested free end of season.
We use about 4-5 lbs per...
We've been making Ruby Red Aronia for a few years now with excellent results.
We get them at a farm right down the road. Very cold hardy.