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Greetings All- I reside near Greenville, SC. Started making wine about 3 years ago from Muscadine grapes we grow in the backyard. Typically between 10 and 15 gallons a year. First 2 years was a backyard bare bones process. It was good at best. This past fall we started with specific measurements, hydrometer readings and all the other stuff to make better quality wine. What a difference. Started a strawberry wine 5 weeks ago for our first attempt at something new. Primary went 5 days, then transferred to carboy under an airlock. Racked it off the lees last night for the first time since we had 3 consistent readings on the hydrometer. Sampled about 8 ounces between myself and my neighbor, who is my racking sampling partner in crime, Color is nice, tastes a bit on the grapefruit side, was expecting more of a strawberry taste. Plan is to give it another month in a carboy under airlock, sample it and then see what adjustments we will make. Looking forward to expanding my knowledge from this site.
 

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Welcome to the forum!

Looks like you jumped in with both feet... Good for you! :b

BTW, stationed in SC as a young Marine in 1966. Never got inland much but really did enjoy the coastal regions in SC.
 
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ceeaton

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Welcome to the forum! Glad to here things worked out well when you started learning, by measuring things, what's going on in the process of wine making.

Give that strawberry a bit of time. You may need to back sweeten the wine a bit after stabilizing (Kmeta and Sorbate) to bring out the strawberry flavor. Don't be in too much of a rush since your strawberry wine will produce sediment for quite some time (up to a year).

Again, welcome to the forum!
 

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My experience with strawberry is a little sweetness realy makes it pop.
Play with it a little and give it time after adjusting before judging it .
 

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