Over the past 2 weeks Ive gathered about 3 lbs of blackberries and there only really now just starting to really come about. Im hoping o get enough for at least a 3 gallon batch. Got to go pick more crab apples tomorrow.
The blackberries down south have been finished for well over a month. I have a blackberry/loquat in the secondary now, 4gals. Have never tried this combo before, should be interesting. BTW, 1 1/2gal blackberry and 3/4gal loquat juice were extracted with the steam juicer.
Elder berries will be coming around pretty soon also. i hope i have enough carboys for all this. I have to bottle a batch this weekend and could keg some beer in another 2 weeks though and do have a couple more carboys but its going to get tight on these and I really dont want to buy anymore.
try to make a mixed batch elderberry-blackberry. That is really awesome !!!!
You would use 50-50 on the fruit.
I do not have any time at this moment (plums, plums, plums) but plan to pick some elderberries and blackberries also in the upcoming weeks as the are all around over here. Well I can always get some out of my freezer......
We'll see what I get for both, if I dont get enough blackberries for a 3 gallon batch then I will do just that Luc and thanks for the idea! Looks like elderberries will be plentiful but dont really know as Ive never made it so i dont have a clue as to how many lbs a bush will give me. Ive spotted 5 decent sized bushes so far and the berries are just starting off. Im keeping my eye on these good cause Ive never made it before and want to!!!!!!!!!!!!!