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Northerngal

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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 batch (more in secondary for incr blueberry flavour)

*White concentrate to be added*
*bentonite to be added
*rc212 yeast

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RC 212 rehydrated; building a starter to get a head start on the blueberries
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At a little under 4 lbs per gallon that's going to be a moderately flavored wine. Nothing wrong with that but many folks prefer something along the line of 5-6 lbs of blueberries per gallon for a little deeper flavor.
 

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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
 

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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 rehydrated elderberries in 500mL h2o

Jan 13
Moved off of fruit
Added 4.1L “Blueberry Harvest” juice at 1040 (mix of apple, pear & blueberry)
Added 1.9L straight blueberry juice “Bremners”

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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.
 

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

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