Monday, April 18, 2016

The Garden Is In, Now It's Time To Start A Batch Of Wine

It's been a very busy week here at Blue Moon. I had hardened off the starts for the last couple of weeks on the front porch & they seemed ready to be planted. We had a few cold nights, but I hope we're all done with the cold weather. If not, I have plenty of  old sheets to throw over the raised beds.
 I started 6 gal of Vintners Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon this afternoon. This is my first attempt at a kit wine. I have always made it with fresh fruit or concentrate from my local brewery shop homebrewery.com. I am doing this to see if price per bottle is still low enough to make it worth it. Every ingredient comes in the kit so those don't have to be bought (Wine Yeast, Bentonite Metabisulphite, Sorbate & Clarifier). I  will post the progress as it  goes along.      

As of 5pm, 3 1/2 hrs. after starting wine airlock is bubbling every 15 seconds.
4-22-16 Still getting a rapid bubble......it smells like a winery in my house!                        

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