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  1. Aug 13, 2019 at 3:44 PM #1821

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    Joe how many lbs of blackberries do you use when making the f-pac?
    And how much of the f-pac do you add to the primary?
     
  2. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:21 AM #1822

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    No pectin added just time , pears are not the fruit of choice, Aprecots would be smother fresh ,
    about 6 to 8 sauteed with 2 cups of the base wine warm through till they start to break down the fruit then dump directly into the primary. Done, remember it will take longer to ferment out and clear. That's what wine making is all about.
     
  3. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:24 AM #1823

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    Any fruit I used in a 5/ 6 gallon batch about 1lb. All Berry types blueberries about 2 lbs.
     
  4. Aug 14, 2019 at 12:26 AM #1824

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    It's all about the partnership or balance in the primary.
    Understand.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2019 at 1:12 PM #1825

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    Thanks. I will give that a try!
     
  7. Aug 15, 2019 at 1:14 AM #1827

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    What's your next plan? You adding extra oak?
    How long do you age these before drinking? I know they are good young.
     
  8. Aug 15, 2019 at 12:44 PM #1828

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    Ago g is a preference of taste at least 6mo. To a year. It's really up to you.
     
  9. Aug 17, 2019 at 2:02 PM #1829

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    Anyone here ever use fresh/frozen elderberries to tweak a cheap red kit?
     
  10. Aug 17, 2019 at 2:05 PM #1830

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    I've never used the berries the fried flowers make as n excellent. White wine enhancer.
     
  11. Aug 17, 2019 at 2:06 PM #1831

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    Should have said dried Flowers.
     
  12. Aug 17, 2019 at 7:07 PM #1832

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    I will keep that in mind for the whites next year. Thanks.
     

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