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Old 12-06-2010, 11:19 PM   #21
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Filtering floaties (per mollyanne): Do you have a melita-type coffee maker or china cap? A paper coffee filter will do a dandy job in one of these - just make sure there is no residual coffee flavor in the filter media.
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Old 12-07-2010, 10:09 PM   #22
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Thanks, Janet. I do have several filters that would work....including a funnel with a coffee filter-like thingie.

Thanks to both of you for the great idea. :)
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:16 PM   #23
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Here is a picture of the wine on bottling day. I wish I had waited for the label to dry before I took the picture.



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Old 12-10-2010, 01:16 AM   #24
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Great photo and beautiful wine, kathleen!! Before we know it you'll have your own winery...and then I'm coming there to help you with overstock control
Oh, and I love the label too!
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Old 12-10-2010, 01:36 AM   #25
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I am very proud of her on the whole process. She researched everything, figured out how she wanted to do thing and then made a good wine. She was a nervous through it, but who wants to invest that kind of time and have it go south?

She designed her label and did a bang up job on everything.

I did get to help, I got to use Lucille to squish the strawberries. I also corked while she bottled the wine.
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I too, am very impressed.
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:01 PM   #27
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Thanks, MA. I will have a glass waiting for you if you visit!

You too, Zhizara. Heck, anyone with interest, I could pour them a glass! :)

Frank was a terrific help. That bottle corker was not so easy!
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Old 03-04-2011, 08:27 PM   #28
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Hunger Moon Strawberry Wine

In January, I decided to use up the remaining strawberries in the freezer and see how they would do making more wine. I've noticed that the process has taken about 50% additional time, but the scent, color, and flavor seem spot-on. Due to the sediment in the corked bottles from the June batch, I plan to run this batch through a filter prior to bottling. I completed the first racking today.


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In January, I decided to use up the remaining strawberries in the freezer and see how they would do making more wine. I've noticed that the process has taken about 50% additional time, but the scent, color, and flavor seem spot-on. Due to the sediment in the corked bottles from the June batch, I plan to run this batch through a filter prior to bottling. I completed the first racking today.
I can almost smell it!
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It is interesting she waited for me to run to the store before doing this so I couldn't get a taste.
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