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  1. Northerngal

    Blueberry Wine Brewlog

    Bottled yesterday 😁 The sample was amazing. Q full bodied red with hints of citrus and an amazing fresh blueberry aroma.
  2. Northerngal

    Blueberry Wine Brewlog

    I mis-typed: the gravity at stabilizing was 1000; the pineapple I just started was 1098
  3. Northerngal

    Blueberry Wine Brewlog

    The two best fruit wines I have made were crabapple and pineapple. Both I used a fair bit of fruit in secondary & after stabilizing. I like it slightly sweet but with the berry flavour still present. The lemon peel is new to my wines but I have used it often when making beer and thought it would...
  4. Northerngal

    Blueberry Wine Brewlog

    March 29 2L pure blueberry juice Apr 21 1800g frozen/thawed blueberries Aug 2 Kmeta and Sorbate added (gravity 1098) Aug 2 1800g frozen/thawed blueberries Aug 6 1200g frozen/thawed blueberries Aug 7 140g lemon zest
  5. Northerngal

    Blueberry wine harshness/pH help

    common measurements and weights in grams in winemaking http://www.piwine.com/media/home-wine-making-basics/weights_and_measures.pdf sulphite calculator https://winemakermag.com/resource/1301-sulfite-calculator
  6. Northerngal

    Fresh pineapple wine

    I make mine with the skin included unless it looks nasty.
  7. Northerngal

    I have 500 lbs of blueberries to experiment with

    Skip the camdem tabs and weigh out kMeta (potassium metabisulphite) for increased accuracy. If you use sorbate (a must if you are sweetening wine) make sure it is fresh. Enjoy!
  8. Northerngal

    Fresh pineapple wine

    Just started a batch of pineapple yesterday; the first batch has been one of my favourite fruit wines. How’s yours doing @Fuzzyface?
  9. Northerngal

    Any reviews on the VineCo Signature Series reds?

    VineCo Signature Series craft winemaking series: anyone have experience with the merlot, cabsav or cab sav merlot? Many thanks peeps
  10. Northerngal

    RJ Spagnols RQ 2020 The Deb: Spanish Rose Thoughts?

    This wine has a beautiful colour and aroma. Seeming like the perfect summer wine!
  11. Northerngal

    Blueberry Wine Brewlog

    Jan 17 Addition of more blueberry juice which brings OG to 1.0962 as per fermcalc. Signs of active fermentation this morning.
  12. Northerngal

    Blueberry Wine Brewlog

    Picked up 3kg of BC blueberries that I thawed, mashed up, and have refrozen. Will be added at some point in secondary. I have a 7gal fermonster carboy (big mouth) that makes late fruit additions easy.
  13. Northerngal

    Blueberry Wine Brewlog

    Jan 9 AM add 1L white grape conc (wine quality) PM add 8 kg sugar (dissolved into simple syrup) Divided into 2 primary buckets, 15L each with fruit 1 SG 1.118 2 SG 1.130 Jan 10 6 cut bananas added for body Jan 11 Carboy for half, no airlock. Signs of fermentation. SG 1100 pH 3.4 Jan 12 170g...
  14. Northerngal

    RJ Spagnols RQ 2020 The Deb: Spanish Rose Thoughts?

    I forgot about this kit, and started it today. Has anyone else made this? Thoughts?
  15. Northerngal

    Does anyone feed their leftover mash/fruit to chickens?

    Just wondering about this. My chickens are free range and every so often I let them into my compost, which is where my wine making leftovers currently go. I also have 5 apple trees and they go to town on the fallen apples; some of which I know to be fermenting (drunken birds 😂). So I was...
  16. Northerngal

    Blueberry Wine Brewlog

    I’ll be adding blueberry juice in secondary as well as back sweetening with it so it should be pretty hefty when done. pitched yeast tonight & added rehydrated bentonite
  17. Northerngal

    Blueberry Wine Brewlog

    RC 212 rehydrated; building a starter to get a head start on the blueberries
  18. Northerngal

    Blueberry Wine Brewlog

    Blueberry Wine Jan 7 2021 15x600g blueberries (PC Canadian Wild) (Small amt of blackberries, cherries, strawberries & raspberries) 2000g blueberries (PC naturally imperfect cultivated blueberries) Freeze/Thaw/Squish & Pectic Enzyme in primary for 24hrs 11kg or 24.25 lbs total for 6.5 gal...
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