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  1. rymily

    Yoshino Cherry Wine/Champagne Recipe?

    Cherry wine recipe Found this recipe in a book at a brew shop. * 6 pounds dark or sour cherries, halved, with pits * 18 pounds clover honey * 6 tablespoons acid blend * 6 teaspoons pectic enzyme * 6 campden tables * 6 teaspoons yeast nutrient * 9 cups orange juice * Champagne yeast...
  2. rymily

    Yoshino Cherry Wine/Champagne Recipe?

    We picked about 10 or so pounds, cut off any bad parts, and kept the pits in and halved the cherries. Should I include the juice as weight?
  3. rymily

    Yoshino Cherry Wine/Champagne Recipe?

    We have a Yoshino Cherry tree that is just about ready to be picked. We'd like to make a six gallon batch of wine or champagne with the cherries. Does anyone have a recipe? Should we pit the cherries? Puree them? We have a Red Star Pasteur Champagne yeast we were thinking about using. Any...
  4. rymily

    Blackberry wine recipe?

    It seems as if the sediment and/or yeast/lees are sitting ontop of the sterilized marbles we added to the 1gal jar to "top" it off for the correct air level. How should we go about racking it again, and in how long? It's been about 3 months now with one racking (into the marbles.) Can you...
  5. rymily

    Blackberry wine recipe?

    We have not added these yet. . . should they be added with each racking? I think we will use steralized marbles to dispace the air.
  6. rymily

    Blackberry wine recipe?

    Should I top it off with boiled water, or boiled sugar water? It has more air in it that I think is optimal...although we got ALOT of the light purple "sludge" and lees out by racking this first time. Also, how long until we should rack again? That was the first racking, about 3 months...
  7. rymily

    Blackberry wine recipe?

    Need to add water? We racked our 1 gallon blackberry wine today and the jug is now about 3/4 full. Do we need to add water to top it off or is it okay to have so much extra room for oxygen? Our reading was at 0.99.
  8. rymily

    Blackberry wine recipe?

    It was in the original 7gallon primary fermentator for a few weeks. I did not put the fruit in a bag like I did with the 24lbs of Strawberries. We just sterilized everything and followed the recipe. I'm excited, I'm glad you like it Wade. And yes, patience is key. I'm going to use my...
  9. rymily

    Blackberry wine recipe?

    To date: Slight bubbling in air lock of 1gal primary fermenter (after pouring out of 7 gallon tub.) A lot of sediment lighter in color is staying about half-way up the gallon, even after about a week settled on the dresser. Any suggestions?
  10. rymily

    How much powdered metabisulphite equals one campden tablet?

    Mine are 220mg per tablet...and I would agree that one crushed (as in spoon and a bowl to powder, unless you already have it powdered) is good for 1 gallon.
  11. rymily

    Blackberry wine recipe?

    It's fizzing and bubbling alot and has that fermentation scent. We siphoned it into the 1 gallon w/ an air lock, and NOW it is bubbling like crazy. It's in a dark closet at room temp. I plan on using the two 1gal glass containers to siphon between, and after about 4 fermentations I will...
  12. rymily

    Blackberry wine recipe?

    Well, the wine seems to be fermenting well. We tested the SG today and it was down to 1.020. We transfered to the secondary fermenter today as well. Thanks for your help!
  13. rymily

    Blackberry wine recipe?

    Original (pre-yeast) hygrometer readings: 1.100 13.0 %alc About 67-69 degrees F in our kitchen, which we have closed off because we don't want our two cats to touch/mess with anything. I will take a reading on the hygrometer again, this is it's fourth day of fermenting (or not?) Thanks BTW...
  14. rymily

    Blackberry wine recipe?

    Worried (stuck fermentation?) It has been about 3 days since I added the yeast Lalvin 71B-1112. The rubber stopper on the lid of the primary fermenter (6+ gallons) broke off at the end of our last batch of strawberry wine. We went back to the wine store, and they just recommended to drill a...
  15. rymily

    Strawberry Wine

    You're an pro Wade ^ I haven't seen anymore problems with the allergic reactions, so either we are immune to the sulphites or shellfish or it was just a freak incident.
  16. rymily

    Orange Fruit (Mead) Wine with Champagne Red Star© Yeast

    The title pretty much says it all. I'm looking for a semi-medium sweet sparkling orange melomel. I have read about using not just the real orange juice filtered, but adding the zest as well. Any tips would be appreciated, this is a very friendly website! :)
  17. rymily

    Blackberry wine recipe?

    Will this produce 1 gallon? I have another gallon jug I want to make for our third batch of wine (check out my orange-wine thread.)
  18. rymily

    Strawberry Wine

    Thanks for the help, as always! Our Strawberry Mead is foiled and labeled, everyone loves it!!! We have given out quite a few of our 350mL and 750mL bottles (47 in total.) Emily just got an allergic reaction all over her upper body and arms, although not in her throat. Could it be the...
  19. rymily

    Blackberry wine recipe?

    Also - in the recipe above, do you mean 1 and 3/4 lbs sugar, or just 3/4 lb sugar?
  20. rymily

    Blackberry wine recipe?

    Woule a Cuvee yeast work with this recipe?
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