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Blueberries
« on: February 25, 2011, 07:58:15 PM »
Does anyone have any thoughts about what I might do with 15 pounds of blueberries?

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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2011, 02:41:08 AM »
Make 5 gallons of mead.  12 lbs of honey, 15 lb of blueberries, sounds like a good recipe :)
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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2011, 03:16:23 AM »
If you want a strong blueberry flavor, do a three gallon batch, 5 pounds in primary and 10 pounds in secondary.

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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 07:59:28 AM »
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.
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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 09:03:47 AM »
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.
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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2011, 09:52:31 AM »
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.
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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2011, 11:44:42 AM »
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.

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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2011, 03:52:47 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
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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2011, 12:04:00 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

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