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montanaWineGuy

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A freebie, for dragging it out of this woman's home. :db

Now what to put in it? Yesterday I picked 3 five gallon buckets (about 90 bottles of wine) of Apples for spring wine making. Lots and lots of space. Today another 3 five gallon buckets. O'Boy!!! :h
 

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Freezer contents

Well I have filled up my big freezer--there are at least 60 lbs of chokecherries.
 

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Chokecherries thrive here. I'm just too skeptical to bother with them. Too acidic...
 

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Chokecherries thrive here. I'm just too skeptical to bother with them. Too acidic...
Guy at the gun club says he used to make about twenty gallons every year and kept the carboys under his cabin (in Montana). Said it took a good year to be drinkable and was best at three. This guy knows his wine, cigars, and shotguns.

Give it a try!
 

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montana... You're apple wine came out way darker than mine. Did you process or tweak with something to get it that dark?
 

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montana... You're apple wine came out way darker than mine. Did you process or tweak with something to get it that dark?
That color is from a pint of blueberries tossed in during the bucket fermentation. Total apple flavor with a nice rose color. :db
 

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What is the pink/purple on top of those two corks?
 

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Quote: astringent, giving a dry feel in the mouth.

Think - puckering your mouth up - Tried some of our grapes a little too early this summer - Noticed how 'firm and green the grape felt then chomp then - Whoa!
 

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Reused corks? Sounds a bit risky to me for the 10 to 15 cent cost of a new one!
 
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