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I made up a batch of mullberry and wild raspberry wine tonight.

Here is the recipe I used

5lbs mulberries that I harvested and froze a while ago.
about 1/2 lb of wild raspberries that I harvested and froze.
1/2 tsp pectic enzyme
3/4 tsp acid blend
1/4 tsp wine tannin
1/2 tsp yeast nutrient
about 2lbs sugar.
The brix was 25 SG 1.107 or so. Might add some water to bring it down a bit.

Warmed everything up and dissolved the sugar.
Poured the whole mess (after cooling) onto the lees and light toasted oak shavings from the Bella Bianca that was using Lavlin EC-1118.
Will check it in the morning for activity. Will add raisins tomorrow evening.
 

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It's fermenting good this morning.
Going to add a pound of raisins tonight when I get off work.
 

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it's been fermenting pretty good. I just dumped the whole berries ( After getting them defrosted in boiling water) into the primary and didnt use the straining bag. ( I need to buy some of those) So, after it's fermented a bit should I press them? About what SG should I press them if I do?
 

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Today I put my wine press to good use. SG was at 1.040 down from 1.106.
PRessed the berries and got a gallon of juice. It's really really pretty and dark.

It's fermenting away. Going to let it go to dry then backsweeten.
 

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looks pretty dan. sounds yummy, too. i just started a gallon of raspberry. it smells as good as the blackberries:)
 

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I think the yeast are starting to forgive me for destroying their original home. They are hard at work again.
Thanks Rica
 
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