Make Wine With Me

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Want To Make Wine With Me?

I never thought I’d be mashing half rotten berries into a jar and making something called “Hooch”, but here I am…

Let’s just call it “Wine” and it hits differently.

So, I found myself buried in a couple  hundred pounds of blueberries this year, and after processing several batches I got burned out. There’s only so many pies we can bake and bags one can freeze before looking at one more berry becomes a form of torture. Especially when you have more waiting to be picked out in a 110 degree heat wave.

So here I am with 24 pounds of berries and I want something “easy” to do with them. Well, I found a recipe!

Don’t worry… This is SO EASY, and I’m here for ya if you want to lean on me while you pull it together.

Here’s All You Need:

  1. Three pounds of Berries
  2. Three half-gallon sized Mason Jars
  3. Three Fermentation Lids (I found some really affordable ones here
  4. 1 Gallon Filtered Water
  5. Yeast (I used THIS fancy yeast especially designed to ferment a good Wine)
  6. 1 Cup Sugar
  7. Thermometer
  8. Large Spoon
  9. A very large Pot


Okay, so here’s how it all goes down… Gather your supplies.

  • Start your water on boil
  • Add sugar & stir until dissolved
  • Mash Blueberries 
  • Add to water & remove once it begins to boil
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool to 100 degrees
  • Transfer to jars
  • Distribute 1 packet of yeast between the three (or 1/2 tsp per half-gallon of regular yeast)
  • Add Fermentation Lids 
  • Store in a cool, dark place for 1 week

So, if you don’t have fermentation lids, you can use a regular lid and burp it daily. This is a real pain, so you might want to rethink that! 

It’s pretty forgiving – you can substitute various elements to fit what you have on hand. Double the recipe if you’d like – I did & I’ll be serving up the hooch at our next shin-dig – haha!!

Now, are YOU going to be making Berry Wine? If you do, let me know! I haven’t quite made it to my 1 week mark, but I’ll definitely update ya on my Instagram Account soon.