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Title: Blueberries
Post by: yeastmaster on February 26, 2011, 02:58:15 AM
Does anyone have any thoughts about what I might do with 15 pounds of blueberries?
Title: Re: Blueberries
Post by: tschmidlin on February 26, 2011, 09:41:08 AM
Make 5 gallons of mead.  12 lbs of honey, 15 lb of blueberries, sounds like a good recipe :)
Title: Re: Blueberries
Post by: stlaleman on February 26, 2011, 10:16:23 AM
If you want a strong blueberry flavor, do a three gallon batch, 5 pounds in primary and 10 pounds in secondary.
Title: Re: Blueberries
Post by: Mark G on February 26, 2011, 02:59:28 PM
I made an oatmeal stout with 6 lbs of fresh blueberries last year. I threw them into secondary for 3 weeks. It's a very subtle flavor at that quantity, especially in a stout. I think if the flavor was any more pronounced though, it wouldn't have been as good. There was just a hint of berry tartness. Any more and I think it would have clashed with the roastiness.
Title: Re: Blueberries
Post by: dannyjed on February 26, 2011, 04:03:47 PM
I made Blueberry wine with 15 lbs in August for the first time.  I just bottled it a few weeks ago and it tasted very good.  Thanks Mark for beer advice with bluberries.  I might try some in the secondary because I still have around 3-5 lbs in the freezer.
Title: Re: Blueberries
Post by: hopfenundmalz on February 26, 2011, 04:52:31 PM
The mead is an excellent suggestion.

I would save enough of those to the side for a blueberry pie.

There is a gallon of blueberry honey in the basement that has to be processed into mead.  I need to get around to that.
Title: Re: Blueberries
Post by: yeastmaster on February 26, 2011, 06:44:42 PM
I made Blueberry wine with 15 lbs in August for the first time.  I just bottled it a few weeks ago and it tasted very good.  Thanks Mark for beer advice with bluberries.  I might try some in the secondary because I still have around 3-5 lbs in the freezer.

What was your recipe for blueberry wine?

I've done a blueberry mead, yum!

I haven't done a blueberry stout but I have done a cranberry stout which was pretty good.
Title: Re: Blueberries
Post by: dannyjed on February 26, 2011, 10:52:47 PM
Blueberry wine recipe for 5 gal
13-15 lbs of blueberries
10-12 lbs of sugar
2.5 tsp pectic enzyme
7.5 tsp acid blend
4.5 gal of water
2.5 tsp yeast energizer
5 campden tablets
wine yeast (sorry can't remember which one)
 mix all ingrediants except yeast for 24 hours - if you want more info let me know

I got these blueberries in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan near my parents home on Lake Superior
Title: Re: Blueberries
Post by: morticaixavier on February 27, 2011, 07:04:00 AM
There is a place in Vermont that makes a dry blueberry wine which is amazing! i think it's all blueberries, no sugar added but I am not sure. Here is the link

http://www.charlottevillagewinery.com/About-Charlotte-Village-Winery.html