- Jan 14, 2022
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- Hocking Hills, OH
I admit this hobby really grabbed me by the...uh, I mean, it really caught my interest. I want to learn about wine making so I make wine! It's a little inconvenient that time plays such a major role. Not only is my To Do list constantly growing but I want to redo everything I've made so far. In fact, my first wine was raspberry, bit more than 3 lbs of fruit, fermentation temp was in the mid 70's, and I followed the recipe exactly. Of course I did, I was new! Today I started another raspberry and also a dessert raspberry. I doubled the fruit and plan to keep the temps in the mid 60's.I cannot visualize making more than 5% or 10% of the wines you have made (and are likely to make). I'm not experimental in that direction, although I'd cheerfully volunteer for quality control duties if we lived near each other.
Not my intention but if I play a small role in helping people experiment and enjoy the hobby, cool. There are so many ingredients out there that make truly wonderful tasting wines. I don't mean any disrespect but I think if a person limits themselves to grapes it's as if they're taking pictures in black and white. B&W can be beautiful but sometimes you need a splash of color.However, as I've said before, your efforts serve as an inspiration to others to ferment whutevathuheck they want. There is an astounding list of choices of things to ferment.
I thought I would make my own wine and save some money. I never ever imagined it would be so much fun and even intellectually stimulating! Been reading a lot about yeast lately. It's one of our tools and it's a good idea to know how to use your tools. You may find a couple chapters of this interesting....Something else that folks may not consciously consider is that you're having a blast! This is supposed to be fun!