Foolproof Blackberry Wine recipe for noob

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Morning Winemakers

Spotted a lot of blackberries on my morning run this morning so fancy having a go at some blackberry wine this year. I have not made wine before (other than some elderflower champagne which I am yet to sample). I have all the beer making kit you can imagine plus a couple of 5L glass demijohns.

To this end I was hoping someone can hit me up with their go to foolproof recipe and method for 5L of blackberry wine.

Thanks in advance

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I'm making wine as we speak. Haven't got enough blackberries so I'm going 2 lb blackberries and 1½ lb elderberries.

Hope this fits the bill, I'[ve done it many, many times.
Spotted a lot of blackberries on my morning run this morning [Endquote]

If you can face a run in the morning, you didn't have enough to drink the night before! :laugh8:
 

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I'm making wine as we speak. Haven't got enough blackberries so I'm going 2 lb blackberries and 1½ lb elderberries.

Hope this fits the bill, I'[ve done it many, many times.
I'm also making a blackberry wine. Pretty much following a recipe similar to that posted above. Mine was from recipe UK site I think, googled to find a recipe. Only difference was adding the sugar with the boiling water rather than when transferring later. I'm a week in and ready to transfer the liquid to a Demi john...going to be interesting trying to sieve out the gunk without making my kitchen red!! Good luck with yours 👍👍 BTW, there was an interesting recipe in the Guardian last week (article on 10 recipes to do with blackberries). The wine one used honey, sounded good. Saw it a day too late, and don't have space to make another batch, otherwise I'd have the kids out picking another few kilos for me 😂😂
 

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I'm also making a blackberry wine. Pretty much following a recipe similar to that posted above. Mine was from recipe UK site I think, googled to find a recipe. Only difference was adding the sugar with the boiling water rather than when transferring later. I'm a week in and ready to transfer the liquid to a Demi john...going to be interesting trying to sieve out the gunk without making my kitchen red!! Good luck with yours 👍👍 BTW, there was an interesting recipe in the Guardian last week (article on 10 recipes to do with blackberries). The wine one used honey, sounded good. Saw it a day too late, and don't have space to make another batch, otherwise I'd have the kids out picking another few kilos for me 😂😂
I'll see if I can find it in the online version of the Guardian....
Got it.
I'll give it a good looking at this evening. Thanks.

His advice about using salty water to get of bugs is not a good idea as it'll also draw the juice through osmosis. Don't worry about indects, a quick rinse with cold water is sufficient.
 

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I'm making wine as we speak. Haven't got enough blackberries so I'm going 2 lb blackberries and 1½ lb elderberries.

Hope this fits the bill, I'[ve done it many, many times.
That looks easy enough. Reason I was out running first thing was I came home from work p*ssed and I needed to get out the house before SWMBO was up and about!
 

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I'll see if I can find it in the online version of the Guardian....
Got it.
I'll give it a good looking at this evening. Thanks.

His advice about using salty water to get of bugs is not a good idea as it'll also draw the juice through osmosis. Don't worry about indects, a quick rinse with cold water is sufficient.
I saw that and sort of passed over it. I gave the berries a rinse with water prior to squashing. As someone mentioned heating fruit to a temp over 40oC will kill off any wild fungi etc, I just presumed the boiled water does this.

I've just racked off the blackberry wine from the fermenter into the demijohn. I decided against filtering due to not having a good system for that. Apart from a few floating bits of berry, I don't think filtering is needed yet.
 

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