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    Dewberry wine

    Not really a recipe, but I just started 4 gallons of dewberry wine. It'll be well into next year by the time it's really ready to drink, and the longer it ages the better it should be. I had a bunch of dewberries sitting around in my freezer I was tired of looking at. I'm thinking of trying my hand at corn.

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    Re: Dewberry wine

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    Re: Dewberry wine

    Quote Originally Posted by mitchr View Post
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    LMAO. There's a corn wine, and a corn WHISKEY wine ( just tastes like it sorta, not distilled). You'd be surprised at what you can make wine from, so long as yer not a purist that insists on it being made from grapes.
    We really don't have a brewing or winemaking section here, but I'm pretty sure some others are doing it as well. I believe it's illegal in Alabama and Mississippi to make beer and wine, but elsewhere so long as you don't offer it for sale or barter, typically ok. It's also illegal to put said beer or wine into any type of distillation apparatus without proper permits.

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    Re: Dewberry wine

    Don't quote me, but I think most localities will leave you alone as long as it's for your own consumption. Selling it would be a huge no-no & giving it away might get you in trouble with the health department.
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    Re: Dewberry wine

    I have a bottle of "legal moonshine" means its been declared and taxes paid called "Death's Door" made of rye on a small island off Michigan.
    Aged in a stainless steel container for less than an hour. Its good mixed with V8.
    Retired and hunkering in.

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    Re: Dewberry wine

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    Re: Dewberry wine

    I mighta screwed it up, but I added a half pound more sugar and a tablespoon DAP when I transferred it to the secondary today. I had a hard time separating the seeds/pulp/lees from the batch since I didn't use a strainer bag on this batch. I can say, the $5 saved was not worth the trouble to strain it out manually, lol. Live n learn, fresh fruit and concentrates are worlds apart. I added the additional sugar and nutrient because I was concerned that I waited a bit too long to transfer it to the next fermentation cycle. It seems to be alive and well though, so hopefully I'll avoid 4 gallons of berry vinegar. ( Honestly, if it turns to vinegar, all is not lost, I love using different vinegars for cooking). Time to figure out what's next in line. This is about as addicting as reloading, although the results of beer/ wine making and reloading/shooting shouldn't be intertwined.




    edit:Looking at it today, it's bubbling away which means at this point it's producing even more alcohol! :)
    It already had a pretty strong ethanol smell to it. WHOOHOO! This weekend I'm gonna grab some feed corn and start malting it. Once it's malted I may smoke it with some alder or apple. Then on to another project.
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    Re: Dewberry wine

    I just saw this old thread....that wine came out excellent. I have one gallon left waiting for this Christmas.

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