How To: Make Blackberry Wine With Fresh Blackberries
Every wine lover knows that the best type of wine is made with the freshest ingredients. One way to ensure that you are getting the very best fresh ingredients is to make the wine yourself. And wine drinkers everywhere can agree that it just does not get better than homemade.
To make blackberry wine with fresh blackberries, you will need:
2.5 pounds of sugar
7 pints of water
1 package of Red Wine yeast
4.5 pounds of fresh blackberries
To prepare your wine, you will need a sterile bucket. You will then need to crush the berries by hand inside the bucket. Add 2 pints of cool distilled water to the berries, mix, and then let it sit for 2 hours. You will also need to boil 3 pints of distilled water with one third of the sugar for 60 seconds. This syrup needs to cool and then 4 oz. of water. Let the syrup sit for 10 minutes. Make sure the mixture is cooled completely before adding the yeast, and then mix the syrup in with the berry mixture. Let this sit for one week with a clean towel covering the bucket.
After a week, strain the mixture and throw out the pulp. Pour the liquid into a gallon jug. Boil another one third of the sugar and 3 pints of water and allow it to cool before putting it in the jug. You will then plug the jug with cotton, and then place a balloon that has been pricked with a pin over the neck of the jug. Then the wine must sit for 10 days.
After 10 days, you will need to siphon the wine from the jug into a container. You will need to sterilize the jug and then return the wine afterwards. Boil the last sugar as you have done before. Let it cool, and then add it in. Plug the jug with the cotton and balloon as you did previously. Keep it plugged until the wine has stopped bubbling. This means that the fermentation is through.
Siphon the wine and sterilize the jug as you did before. Also sterilize the wine bottles you would like to use. Add a funnel to the bottles and then pour the wine into them. You can then cork and store them.
And there you have it, a simple way to make organic blackberry wine with fresh blackberries.