Month: August 2016

Wine Log

For those of you that have made wine you know that keeping a record of what you did is important. The process is a bit “mad-scientist-like” which is probably why it appeals to me so much. Anyway I added a category/navigable section to the web site called WineLog where I am going to store all my winemaking info. This section… Read more →

Strawberry Wine #2

3 lbs. Strawberries1/4 tsp. Potassium Metabisulfite 1/4 tsp. Wine Tannin 1/2 tsp.Pectic Enzyme 1 3/4 tsps. Acid Blend 4 1/2 cups sugar 1 tsp Yeast nutrient 1 gal water 1/4 tsp of Wine Yeast Mix first five ingredients and place in straining bag. Pour on water, mix and let set loosely covered over night. Next day pitch in the yeast.… Read more →

Nectarine wine

4 lbs nectarines 2 lbs finely granulated sugar 1-1/2 tsp acid blend 1/2 tsp pectic enzyme 1/8 tsp grape tannin 3/4 gallon water 1 tsp yeast nutrient 1/4 tsp potassium metabisulfate 1/4 tsp wine yeast Chop nectarines and discard the stones. Put fruit into straining bag add all ingredients except yeast and mix. Let set loosely covered overnight. Pitch in… Read more →

Plucot Wine

4 lbs plucots chopped no stones 2 lbs finely granulated sugar 1-1/2 tsp acid blend 1/2 tsp pectic enzyme 1/8 tsp grape tannin 1 tsp yeast nutrient 1/4 tsp potassium metabisulfate 3/4 gal water 1/4 tsp wine yeast Mix first five ingredients and place in straining bag. Pour on water, mix and let set loosely covered over night. Next day… Read more →

Black Tea Wine

3/4 gallon water 10 TBSP (heaping) loose tea 1/2 cup dried chopped cranberries 1/4 tsp wine tannin 1 tsp acid blend 2 tsp yeast energizer Bring first five ingredients to a boil. Transfer to a 1 gallon carboy with some of the cranberries and tea leaves (use a funnel don’t rack with siphon for primary fermentation – give yeast more… Read more →

Summer Update

Been awhile since I have posted to the blog but have not forgotten it this time. Summer, despite Oklahoma’s state budgetopocolypse¬©, has been keeping me hopping. We have done a bunch of great conferences this summer and attendance while smaller than normal has actually been more than I was expecting. Also while we did have to cancel one location we… Read more →