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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Strawberry Wine


When we had to empty out some room in the freezers, to fit all that beef in, I pulled out 2 bags of frozen strawberries.
I had weighed out a total of 5 lb of berries, and put them in two Ziplocks....







Once they thawed out, we strained all the juice thru a colander, just letting it sit for a few hours to let all the juice drip thru.



Once drained, the liquid went into a nice clean bucket....the berries went to the laying hens.








I weighed out 1 1/2 pounds of sugar, and added it to the bucket, giving it a really good stir. We put it all into the crock and added 1 pkg of yeast. Covered the crock and let it work.

Every day, we took the cover off and just vented off the must a bit.




So...the other day, the Gman racked it off into bottles. We were trying to make a 1 gallon jug, you can see there is a little more than that.
That's good, because as we continue to rack it down (to get rid of the sediment) then we can add some of that other bottle, in order to fill the 1 gallon jug.


Now, the bottles are sitting behind the woodstove with the bungs in them.....




We've never made Strawberry Wine before...one of our friends has, and he actually didn't enjoy it that much. But we'll give it a try and then decide!
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3 comments:

Linda said...

Oh wow, I bet those strawberries would have made an awesome icecream!

Dani said...

Annie

How did the strawberry wine turn out? Had some strawberry wine yonks ago when we visited England for my brothers wedding - was delicious :-)

Annie said...

Dani, the strawberry wine is...all right.

I don't think I'll make it again, maybe I would if I mixed it with another wine. But I much prefer the Dandelion or Saskatoon wine to the strawberry!