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Strawberries

Discussion in 'The Homestead Kitchen - Recipes Etc' started by CrealCritter, Jun 1, 2019.

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    CrealCritter

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    What do you do when you've been given 5 lbs of FULLY ripe strawberries and your wife says I don't know what to do with them? Well you make strawberry wine of course :)

    I don't have any wine yeast handy but my buddy at the home brew store does :)

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    Yum...how long does it have to age for? You'll have to let us know how it turned out...
     
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    I hope it does well for you.

    BUT -- in the future -- there is

    Strawberry pie, jam, syrup, ice cream, or frozen for future use. Plus, just good with some whipped cream or plain. Yeah, lot at one time but, can be managed into several things.

    The 28 or 29th annual strawberry festival going on here. It's the season :D We have a LOT of U-pick around here.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    It will need to age at least 6 months in the bottle. but better after a year plus. It's approx 3 months to get it clear enough to bottle. Takes a long time... Not at all like beer :)
     
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    CrealCritter

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    But the like to ferment stuff, yeast are friends.
     
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    I dehydrate mine and use them all year. :)
     
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    Can't wait to hear how that turns out!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    I'm just shooting for a semi sweet, country/farm house wine, nothing fancy... I discussed with my buddy at the home brew store, he gave me some good advise. It should be ready to drink in about 3 months following his advise. I may need to back sweeten with converted sugar but we will see at bottling time.

    There is approx 2 1/2 gallons in my cute little heavy duty 3 gallon glass carboy. I pitched Red Star Premier Blanc yeast which has a alcohol tolerance of 12%
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    Original Gravity (OG) a little north of 1.090 or a little over 12% alcohol potential. This is to match Red Star Premier Blanc yeast 12% alcohol tolerance. My hope is the yeast will leave a little residual natural sweetness from the strawberries, which my buddy said it should.
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    Lots of fun... Yeast is so interesting. I really like fermenting.
     
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    CrealCritter

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    This yeast works fast. We have ignition already, less than 30 minutes after pitching.
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    Sniff of the air lock smells like alcohol and strawberries. This will take a long time to fully ferment and the yeast to die off due to alcohol they produce. So last post for a while.
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