Jul
06

Brewing Blueberry Wine

Posted under Home Brew

Brewing wine isn’t difficult with some straight forward steps.

You’ll need:

5 gallon carboy (jug) plastic or glass.

Funnel.

Stopper or Bung for the carboy.

4 feet Plastic Tubing.

Strainer to fit the funnel. I used panty hose.

1 gallon glass jug or plastic milk jug. (you can even use a pot of water)

Plastic Airlock.

First, sanitize everything. I like bleach but you can also get other sanitizers.

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Second, boil everything except yeast. I only have a 2 gallon pot. So, i had to repeat this three times.

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With a slotted spoon, spoon out the blueberry skins.

Then soak the pan in cold water until cool.

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Place a funnel on the carboy (5 gallon jug). Place a strainer on the funnel. I used panty hose (new ones 😉 ).

Pour the blueberry must into the carboy.

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repeat until all blueberries are boiled and cooled in the carboy.

Swish the carboy for 15 minutes to aerate the must.

When cooled below 80 degrees, add the yeast.

Attach a tube to a stopper or bung on the carboy.

Run the other end of the tube into a half a gallon of water in jug or pan.

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Fermentation should begin with in 24 to 48 hours.

When Fermentation slows replace tubing with airlock.

Siphon into a clean carboy after 1 to 2 weeks. Again after a month. Again in 3 months.

Bottle and cork.

 

 

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