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BLUEBERRY.REOPENING

A year is a long time to wait. Even labor takes a paltry nine months. But birthing my blueberry wine deserved patience. Its conception was awkward, messy, and frustrating. Kit winemaking was for beginners. So last August, I picked ten … Continue reading

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BLUEBERRY.BOUND

A week ago I added Sparkolloid Powder to my blueberry wine must. This blend of crab-friendly clay and polysaccharides sunk the floating yeasts and blueberry bits by positively charging them. Now three inches of detritus and less than a gallon … Continue reading

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CRUSTACEOUS.KINDNESS

A day after cheating the fates and re-fermenting with sugar, I rack the must back into the first fermentation tank. After a sound sleep, I wake to check the Specific Gravity. Like my morning paper, another day of reading a … Continue reading

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REROLLED.BOIL

Daybreak and I find fermentation following forward. With nighttime temperatures under fifty (in August?), the humidifier has kept the tank a happy seventy two. However, I need to ensure the yeasts ferment completely. Once the bubbling (and my coffee) are … Continue reading

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SEVEN.SLEEPERS

Seven in the morning. I stumble out of bed. Tubs and tubes litter the living room and dining table. I glance at the airlock. No popping or gurgling. No heady scents of bread and fruit. Dead yeasts have sat at … Continue reading

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