DangerDave's Dragon Blood Wine

Discussion in 'Recipes' started by dangerdave, Nov 9, 2013.

Wine Making Forum

Help Support Winemaking Talk by donating:

  1. Dec 27, 2018 #4561

    Tinwakr

    Tinwakr

    Tinwakr

    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2018
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    34
    Keep us posted.
     
    mtnlivn likes this.
  2. Dec 28, 2018 #4562

    G259

    G259

    G259

    Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2018
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    19
    It's been 9 days now, still at 1 bubble every 5 seconds. I wonder if crushing the berries against the side, when stirring, added sugar, thus a prolonged ferment? Next time I'll crush first!
     
  3. Dec 28, 2018 #4563

    Tinwakr

    Tinwakr

    Tinwakr

    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2018
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    34
    What is your SG?

    I am using the “presser method” lol.

    As long as the SG is below 1.000 you should be fine to proceed with clearing.
     
  4. Dec 28, 2018 #4564

    G259

    G259

    G259

    Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2018
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    19
    Just did a stir (and crush), it's at 1.020, and back to 1 / 5 seconds. This is a 3 piece airlock. I have wondered if an 'S' type airlock would bubble at a different rate, at the same fermentation rate.
     
  5. Dec 28, 2018 #4565

    cmason1957

    cmason1957

    cmason1957

    CRS Sufferer WMT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Messages:
    2,493
    Likes Received:
    1,556
    Counting bubbles is an absolute waste of time and energy. It doesn't mean much of anything. The Co2 may be escaping some other way than through the airlock. Your hydrometer changing or not is all that matters.
     
    sour_grapes, jumby and Tinwakr like this.
  6. Dec 29, 2018 #4566

    G259

    G259

    G259

    Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2018
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    19
    Just a frame of reference, I expected it to slow (as it usually does). I said to myself 'Duh, crushing the floating fruit is adding sugar.' lol, pretty obvious to me now! I usually just do 100% bottled juice, so just pour it in and you're done. I did do a 1G strawberry, but otherwise just juice, and this.
     
  7. Dec 30, 2018 #4567

    Bliorg

    Bliorg

    Bliorg

    Junior

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2018
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    23
    Hi All -

    Found this thread a while ago and have been slowly accumulating bits to start. Plan: Have a batch started and bottled in the time my son is home from college for Christmas break. Slow getting going, but we put everything together tonight, will pitch tomorrow. He goes back the 22nd of January; I'm hopeful, and either way, this is so much fun with my boy.

    Recipe alterations: 40 ounces of ReaLemon instead of 48, 8 pounds of Kirkland triple berry, and 24 ounces of Redner's frozen raspberries. Going to use K1-V1116. Will see how it goes.

    Thanks to all of you for the inspiration!

    Scott

    [​IMG]Good to have help by Scott, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Triple berry fruit wine/must by Scott, on Flickr
     
  8. Dec 30, 2018 #4568

    dangerdave

    dangerdave

    dangerdave

    Chief Bottlewasher

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2011
    Messages:
    2,700
    Likes Received:
    782
    The K1 yeast works well. It will smooth out some of the tartness. I like mine nice and tart, so I stick with trusty EC-1118.
     
    Tinwakr likes this.
  9. Dec 30, 2018 #4569

    rca

    rca

    rca

    Supporting Members WMT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2018
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Texas
    Got my first batch bottled today. Pretty good so far. IMG_2912.JPG IMG_2911.JPG
     
  10. Dec 30, 2018 #4570

    ThreeSheetsToTheWind

    ThreeSheetsToTheWind

    ThreeSheetsToTheWind

    Skeeter Pee Sommelier

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2018
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    35
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The great white north
    I've skimmed through this entire thread, and looking forward to starting a batch in the next week or two.
     
    dangerdave and Tinwakr like this.
  11. Dec 30, 2018 #4571

    Tinwakr

    Tinwakr

    Tinwakr

    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2018
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    34
    I will be racking my 2nd batch tomorrow evening for clearing.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2018 #4572

    Tinwakr

    Tinwakr

    Tinwakr

    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2018
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    34
    Looks great! Darker than my first batch but I think my second will be pretty close to yours.
     
  13. Dec 31, 2018 #4573

    rca

    rca

    rca

    Supporting Members WMT Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2018
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Texas
    Bad lighting and dark bottles. It's got good color.
     
    Tinwakr likes this.
  14. Dec 31, 2018 #4574

    Bliorg

    Bliorg

    Bliorg

    Junior

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2018
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    23
  15. Jan 1, 2019 #4575

    Bliorg

    Bliorg

    Bliorg

    Junior

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2018
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    23
    Checked vital statistics: SG 1.052 (was 1.092 yesterday), temp = 84F. Roiling. Just churning. Smells strong - not bad, but not what I'm used to. I unplugged the Brew Belt - I think 84 is above where I want to be with K1-V. Tastes good though - very fruity.

    Hope you all have a safe and happy New Year!
     
    dangerdave likes this.
  16. Jan 2, 2019 #4576

    JBP

    JBP

    JBP

    Junior

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2018
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thinking of starting my first batch and wondering if there is a problem with letting this clear for 3-4 weeks? Or should I wait until a time I am more available?
     
  17. Jan 2, 2019 #4577

    Tinwakr

    Tinwakr

    Tinwakr

    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2018
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    34
    DB is “designed” to be ready to drink after two weeks, however, I am sure you can leave it longer to clear, as long as you don’t mean allowing it to sit on the lees for 3-4 weeks. If I am wrong I am sure Dave can chime in.
     
  18. Jan 2, 2019 #4578

    Tinwakr

    Tinwakr

    Tinwakr

    Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2018
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    34
    Second batch clearing, Woohoo!!
     
    RadRob likes this.
  19. Jan 3, 2019 #4579

    JBP

    JBP

    JBP

    Junior

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2018
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Thanks for response - wouldn't be leaving on lees. I would have time to rack and stabilize, but would likely have to bottle with less than a week of clearing or wait for several weeks. Thinking it would be better to allow extra time for clearing than not enough (although waiting and starting the whole process in a month or two also an option)
     
    Tinwakr likes this.
  20. Jan 3, 2019 #4580

    damaskrose

    damaskrose

    damaskrose

    Junior

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2019
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    5
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Santa Clara, CA
    This is impressive. I'll enjoy binge reading this thread. AKtom suggested that I should check this out.
     
    dangerdave and Tinwakr like this.

Share This Page