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Old 05-17-2009, 10:39 AM   #1
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Our wine making experience

So we thought it would be fun to make our own wine since that's my drink of choice. We bought two kits, a Gewurztraminer and a Pinot Noir. They've been "processing" for 5 weeks so far with one week left in the carboyes. Yesterday we racked them into clean carboyes to help with the clearing process ... Here's DH manning the siphon, the newly racked wine and our new wine rack, full of bottles ready to be filled in 8 days!

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Old 05-17-2009, 10:56 AM   #2
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How cool! Let us know how it tastes. My b-i-l makes beer, and it is very good.
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When we racked it, we pulled a glass of each to try and it was wonderful! I can hardly wait until it is completely done! We are going to try rhubarb and blueberry later this summer ...
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Old 05-19-2009, 12:38 PM   #4
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Excellent - definitely keep us updated. This is one of the things I hope to do once I get a little more living space (read: a "man's basement"). That, and living in Berlin, beer of course :)

Speaking of rhubarb and blueberry wine, a few weeks back a little town just outside of Berlin called Werder had a fruit wine festival. They do it every year at the beginning of May and it is always fun, but leads to the worst hangover. Be careful with that stuff :)
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