1 Gallon of Strawberry Wine

Author: Chris  //  Category: Wine Making Blogs

While grocery shopping tonight I noticed that Aldi’s had frozen strawberries for $1.75/lb. This made me want to make some wine so I bought 4 lbs of them.

The ingredients I used were:

  • 4lbs Strawberries
  • 1tsp Acid Blend
  • 1/8tsp Tannin
  • 1tsp Yeast Nutrient
  • 1 crushed Campden tablet
  • Water to make 1 Gallon (approx. 3.5 quarts)
  • Sugar to bring S.G. to 1.085 (approx. 2.5 lbs)
  • Lalvin 71B-1122 Yeast

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6 Gallons of Napa Valley Merlot

Author: Chris  //  Category: Wine Making Blogs

Today I started a batch of Napa Valley Stag’s Leap District Merlot (Selection Estate) with my girlfriend Allison.

A little bit about this juice…

“A sublime Merlot from the prestigious vineyards of California’s Napa Valley, where ideal climate and soil conditions, combined with refined growing and cellaring techniques, allow for consistent high quality treatment of grape varietals. Harvested from the highly regarded Stag’s Leap District on the valleys east bench, this Merlot is dry and medium bodied with a soft, supple fruity palate of plums and red berries. Its characteristic spicy aroma, accentuated with light warm oak, foreshadows the rich, round, smooth and mouth-filling flavor experience, finishing with lengthy elegance. A must-try for Merlot lovers everywhere.”

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5 Gallons of Liberty Cream Ale

Author: Chris  //  Category: Beer Making Blogs

February 16, 2011

Tonight I started a 5 gallon batch of Liberty Cream Ale

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