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#3166272 - 02/16/13 02:12 PM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: Mike Belt]
pressfit
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I dont guess I have ever seen wine made in and in a crockpot.. do you plug it in and let it simmer??lol
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#3166705 - 02/16/13 08:24 PM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: pressfit]
Mike Belt
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A crockery pot, alias butter churn. I suspect most of the wine rural folks made in the past was made in them as well. It does a good enough job. Blackberries are the best followed by muscadines.
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#3166870 - 02/16/13 10:28 PM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: Mike Belt]
pressfit
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AHHH. we have a couple of them that my grandmother used to make pickles in...
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#3167233 - 02/17/13 11:54 AM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: pressfit]
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Always wanted to try my luck making wine.
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#3169132 - 02/18/13 08:24 PM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: A.Hall]
Bigswede3423
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My dad started about a year ago. The first few batches weren't that good but he's gotten pretty good at it. I may have to start making it.
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#3169185 - 02/18/13 08:56 PM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: Bigswede3423]
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I need to start up again. It has been a few years since I made any. Blackberry was my favorite. Especially the ones I picked on our place.

I made a pumpkin wine once with intentions to have it for Halloween/Thanksgiving. It came out tasting eerily similar to pumpkin pie. I had drank or given away every bottle by the end of September. That needs to happen again.

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#3169510 - 02/19/13 08:34 AM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: Trapper John]
Mike Belt
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For a couple years running I made wine out of every conceivable fruit I could come up with. Some of it was a bust and some came out great. Blackberries were the best followed by muscadines. The most stout was the plum wine and I got plummed several times.
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#3174288 - 02/23/13 09:51 PM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: Mike Belt]
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I've made wine off and on since the 1960s, but haven't done any in a couple of years. Blackberry, muscadine, Concord, Niagara, Catawba, strawberry, mulberry, elderberry, blueberry, etc. Only kit wine I made was a Riesling. Pretty good stuff too.
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#3174448 - 02/24/13 08:40 AM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: quickfire]
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I think I am going to do a blackberry wine this Spring when fresh fruit is available...not from a kit. This batch is about ready for the clearing process then bottling.

I didn't think much about storage. According to the instructions its supposed to be stored at 60 degrees. I was planning on just keeping it in a wine rack at normal room temperature(70-74 degrees). Anyone with wine knowledge know if 10 degrees or so really makes a difference. ...wine in stores is usually at room temp right?

Don't really want to but a wine cooler.

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#3174531 - 02/24/13 11:09 AM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: BamaProud]
Trapper John
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For table wine it won't make a big difference for the short term. Most of mine was consumed within a year and there was no noticeable difference in quality from being in a 70-75 degree room. Just keep it out of direct sunlight.

You get into the 80s or higher and stuff could start happening.

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