- May 2, 2009
- Reaction score
I just started my first wine. It is a 1 gallon batch of strawberry. I opted for frozen unsweetened as opposed to fresh. I feared that the fresh might have been picked before their peak to get them to the grocery store. I tried a small taste of the must, it was sweet with a very nice strawberry flavor, very tasty. I used one of the recipe's that came with my kit, from the book, "Winemaker's Recipe Handbook", from Midwest Supply. It calls for 3.5 pounds of berries for 1 gallon. The SG was somewhere around 1.093 - 1.095. It was hard to get an exact measurement because of the slight foam on top. I will probably back sweeten, and stabilize before bottling. I tend to like the dryer wines, but my wife prefers the sweeter. I'm hoping she might enjoy this. I can't wait until some fruits here on the east coast come into season so I can pick my own.