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Old 11-28-2012, 05:12 PM   #11
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It's been a few years but I grew raspberries, blackberries and concord grapes and made my own wine. The hardest part is waiting for it to get done.
That's what I'm having a hard time with right now!

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I always thought it would be cool to stomp around on grapes in a massive wooden bucket.
I think that would be fun. We have lots of wineries in the area, and they did a contest at the harvest festival this year to see who could stomp the most juice out of it. I tried to enter but it was full. Next year!

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We've got 5g of both cherry and apple wine going right now. They're just about ready to be back sweetened. Also, we've got a small 1g of raspberry mead that needs another week or 2. Love making beer and wine. My husband took one of his apple wines and used endothermic reactions to make apple brandy, so good . Actually, I think we've made wine out of several fruits except for grapes lol.
I really don't drink so I'm still learning about how things should taste and look. It's been really interesting!

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We make wine but haven't made a batch in over a year due to DHs deployment. We probably won't make any for awhile because well be moving soon. But those carboys in the OP are making my mouth water.
It is blackberry, pluot, and strawberry (left to right). I'm still debating on what to make next

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I was thinking I wish I knew too.

How is it made ladies? Is it difficult?
I bought this book at my local beer/wine making store. It's been a great resource! http://www.annapolishomebrew.com/p/1...ome-winemaking

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Old 11-29-2012, 10:42 AM   #12
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Re: Does anyone else make their own wine?

My mom makes it sometimes, she did grape and raspberry and mead. Oh, and now I need to find some raspberry mead, sounds wonderful!
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We do every year. DH inherited all the equipment from his grandfather, so we just buy the grapes. We have about 30 gallons fermenting right now. We make mostly red, but have made flavors in the past.
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With the leftovers from the wine making, he makes grappa. Then whiskey from the left over beer
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