My wife and I have lived on our place for over 20 years and have built a nice little 3 acre orchard of black berries, blueberries and fruit trees. I've always wanted to make wine and I decided this is the year to start. I will be starting with Blackberry. I have about 50 pounds of leftover frozen blackberries from the summer. Last week I used a recipe i found online to make my first 1 gallon batch. It is fermenting. I found out quickly that I need more than just a simple wine making kit and a few blackberries. I need some mentors. I will probably continue with this first one to just keep learning but plan to start a second 1 gallon batch this coming week. My first question, how is everyone testing ph? I bought test strips but that did not work out too well as my blackberry juice dyed the strip almost instantly.