Aronia berry wine

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  1. crooked cork

    crooked cork Junior

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    I have made about 10 5 gallon batchs of aronia berry wine in the past 3 years mostly sweet, 1 turned out very tannic and i thought it was fabulous i have tried to recreate twice with no luck, any suggestions? I started another batch today and really mashed the berries and am going to leave them in primary until fermentation stops maybe that will leach out enough tannin.
     
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    I froze my aronia berries then crushed them frozen and then it actually went thru cold masculation on its own. Then added oak chips and tannins and enzymes, It turned out extremely well

    I also used go ferm and fermaid K
     
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    Sounds interesting thanks for the advice
     
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    we used 71B112 yeast and it really smoothed it out - almost too much and the 2nd batch we used RC212 which came out good , but most of the wine makers choose the 71B112
     

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