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hitchiker

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how long do you need to age blueberry wine before back sweetning, and botteling and being ready to sell? where are you scooter
 

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At least 9-10 months for it to round off the 'edges.' If you back-sweeten too soon there's the risk of it turning out too sweet. I just bottled a low ABV batch after 11 months. It's a somewhat sweet 'table' wine variety with plenty of blueberry flavor. That flavor comes forward more with the increased sweetness. When I get back from this trip I'll be starting this year's batch aiming at perhaps a higher ABV and therefore higher sweetness as a dessert wine.

So bottom line I would wait 9-10 months do the final k-meta treatment along with sorbate, wait a week, back-sweeten then bottle.
 

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At least 9-10 months for it to round off the 'edges.' If you back-sweeten too soon there's the risk of it turning out too sweet. I just bottled a low ABV batch after 11 months. It's a somewhat sweet 'table' wine variety with plenty of blueberry flavor. That flavor comes forward more with the increased sweetness. When I get back from this trip I'll be starting this year's batch aiming at perhaps a higher ABV and therefore higher sweetness as a dessert wine.

So bottom line I would wait 9-10 months do the final k-meta treatment along with sorbate, wait a week, back-sweeten then bottle.

When you get back off your trip I would very much like to talk to you about wine and blueberry bushes, hope you seen what I sent to you about blueberry bushes. on at 8.00 at night
 

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