Blackberry Wine (Plantation)
2 gallons dewberries or blackberries
2 gallons boiling water
1/2 yeast cake
3 lbs sugar
1 - The wine must be made in a 5 gallon stone or pottery crock, and should be kept on the
kitchen table in good light, where it can be stirred several times a day.
2 - Cover the top with cheese cloth and tin cover.
3 - Wash berries, drain in collander and place in crock.
4 - Add sugar and stirm for 15 minutes.
5 - In 25 hours add half a yeast cake.
6 - Stir well and taste.
7 - If sweet as very sweet lemonade, it does not require any more sugar for the present.
8 - Twice a day stir mixture and mash berries.
9 - Taste every day and add 1 cup of extra sugar.
10 - On the 10th day mash berries through collander then strain through cheese cloth.
11 - Wash crock and return to it the strained liquid.
12 - Allow to stand for 9 days more, but taste every day to make sure that the wine is no less sweet
than it was in the beginning.
13 - Siphon off or dip off of the sediment, and put in large bottles.
14 -n Once every 2 weeks, pour into other clean bottles, leaving the sediment.
15 - Be sure to keep sweet and in 6 months you will have a most delicious wine of high alcoholic content.
16 - Don't cork too tightly until the wine is mature or it will blow the cork out.