Way behind here in Central NH. A good 2 weeks.
Yes- there are people in this latitude who have had great success with Verona, but I have none.
After 6 years, I'd choose Frontenac over Marquette- both in the vineyard and winery.
Somehow a sunny day in a field of flowers and bees with good friends who are familiar with the end product makes up for it.
That certainly has not been my experience.
Picked 18 lbs. yesterday.
Forget about the tedious separation of green that comes with plucking the blossoms.
No stem pieces however.
Our typical yearly batch uses 18 lbs...
Wine yeast if you want it to finish at 12.5-14% ABV.
We use D47.
I really don't believe it's necessary to remove the green below the blossom.
Just a few observations on Dandelion Wine:
We've made about 75 gallons since 2013 and it remains one of the most requested.
We do not remove the...
All our vines are still sleeping here in N. Sandwich, NH. Elevation 1300'. Cold and wet spring so far.
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Next time, start out with an SG of around 1.090.
That's our target for raspberry and cranberry wines, so I would think strawberry would be similar.
We use these quite a lot, Have 5 of them for various wines.
Personally, I'd never do pH/TA adjustments after fermentation. Better to nail those and SG down before you ever pitch your yeast. We grow cold...
For the batch I did last fall, the pH was 2.9 after crushing.
I treated 1/4 of it with calcium carbonate, mixed it back in, and brought the pH up...
In the White Mountains of NH here. Still a foot of snow in the vineyards.
Frontenac and Marquette would be my top two, but I have some Petite...
Picked up a bottle of their hard chard, but it was too sweet for my taste- even my wife's who is usually more tolerant.
I had an unforced error (I fell from the top of a ladder and broke a bunch of stuff) and that put a swift end to my wireless networking career....
We never had a clearing problem until the 2017 batch. Had to treat it with additional pectic enzyme. Those pesky orange and lemon peels no doubt....
If you by one hydrometer, you'll break it in a month. If you buy two, you will have two for the rest of your life;)
Yes we do, but we are not alone.
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