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new guy from the snowy north! been making wine and cider for 20+ years. dont do grape wine, i really like the country wines. almost all apple cider based. i'm always putting some thing in there with the cider, elderberrys, blackberrys,etc. i live out in the sticks so its easy to pick LOTS of wild berrys up here:D been on "home brew talk" but their focused on beer(NOT that theres anything wrong with that, i just like wine mo' betta;). so here i am!
 

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Welcome aboard! Ciders are tasty, and I'm looking forward to making an apple wine sometime in the near future. :)
 
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Welcome !!

Same for me, I am only into fruit wines made from juice or fresh fruit (no kits).

This year I had an opportunity to pick an unlimited amount of
apples. So I stopped at 100 kilo.
I have 7 batches aging and clearing at the moment.

1 pulp fermented batch, the rest juice fermented and to almost all I added someting: apple-honey, apple-peach, apple-strawberry, apple blackberry, apple elderberry and pure apple.
Just for testing purposes :p

Luc
 

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Welcome shoes, I too love country wines but also dabble in the kits too, Ilke mead and sparkling wine also.I even do some all grain beer occasionally.
 

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thanks for the welcome gentlemen. looking forword to talking wine with you all.:D
 

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I hve made apple wine before with store bought juice and it came out pretty good, actually I have a batch going right now. I always wanted to make it with fresh apples. Can you get the juice from the apples without a press, and is there any suggestions on what variety to use.
 

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Welcome Shoes. I am in the styx of central Pa. I make wine from anything I can get my hands on, manly fruits and berries and some grape preferably for free. Sounds like you should fit right in.
 
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Typically a variation is better then 1 particlar apple, I have made wine from Dolgo crab apples that is awesome as its a bit more tart. Gala apples work well as they typically have a little more acid in them and are sweeter so require less sugar. I would chop them up leaving out the seeds putting them in a tub of cool water with some ascorbic acid dissolved in this water to avoid browning. when all is cut up then using collander starin all water and freeze for 1 week. When ready to make wine mix up all ingredients with the exception of yeast and pectic enzyme with some warm water, add all apples (may require 2 small buckets or 1 big bucket) and pour 1 gallon boiling water with ascorbic acid dissolved in ther to again prevent browning.
 

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1/2 teaspoon in the water before freezing and 1 tsp per 6 gallon batch when making.
 

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Thanks Wade. I have some apples in the fridge I think I will start that tomorrow.
 

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They wont break down as nearly as well as most other friuits do when making wine but it gets the job done. just do a good job smashing as much juice as you can before and after fermentation.
 

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Wade, how do I post a photo on my post. Wanted to show ya'll my perfect freezing temp for fruit.?
 

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Welcome Shoes. I am in the styx of central Pa. I make wine from anything I can get my hands on, manly fruits and berries and some grape preferably for free. Sounds like you should fit right in.
TB1, i used to live near Reading, nice place.
 
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