Dragon Blood 3rd batch

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  1. Mar 13, 2019 #1

    almargita

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    My third batch of Dragon Blood is fermenting nicely! Used 12 lb of Triple Berry Blend instead of the normal 6 lb. Hopefully this will really increase the flavor!
    My last two batches were excellent, but got a great sale on the fruit, 3 lb bags for less than $4.00 each! SG is a little higher than i wanted but may dilute it a bit after fermenting.......
    This has been one of my favorite wines so far.....
    Al
     
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    Are you using a 6 gallon bucket for primary fermentation? If so, how well does everything fit?

    I'm looking forward to reading your progress updates.
     
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    Placed the berry’s in the primary before adding the water, filled about 2 in below top then added rest of stuff, fermenting close to overflowing but didn’t.... still chugging away! Sg down to 1.020. Probably still 3 -5 days more.
    Probably will be more juice than a 6 gal carboy can handle ......will experment, maybe a 5 & a3, 6 & a 1.....not sure yet. My bag has shrunk to smaller than a football! Getting close to discarding it....
    Al
     
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    I forgot how much less fruit you have once primary fermentation gets going. Did you add extra pectic enzyme?

    The reason I asked about your primary vessel is that I'm thinking about getting a 20 gallon Rubbermaid Brute for making double batches.
     

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