Homemade Blueberry Wine
Last summer, we happened upon an AMAZING deal on fresh blueberries at the Minneapolis Farmers Market. As we looked at the cases upon cases of blueberries that were available at that ridiculous price, Porter and I had the exact same thought: We should buy a TON of these, and make wine!
We had made a batch of blueberry wine from frozen blueberries a few years ago, and that was amazing - fresh could only be better, right?
We made something like 10 gallons of this, but I've pared our recipe to be done "by the gallon", so you can adjust for how many blueberries you have to work with.
No fresh blueberries? No problem, just substitute an equal weight of frozen blueberries! I would put them through a food processor, rather than squish them by hand - freezing and thawing berries breaks them down well.
As is, this homemade blueberry wine batch ran pretty dry at the end, so we sweetened it up with a bit of sugar at the end. We like our wine pretty sweet, though.
If you haven't attempted making wine before, don't be intimidated! Check out our primer to home brewing, it starts here, with parts 2 and 3 here and here. Just a small handful of entries, and you'll be good to go!
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