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    Default Wild Berry Wines

    whitch of alaskas many delicious berry's make a great home made wine?
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    GRIN

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    Default Salmonberry wine...

    I've picked this one up from Kodiak's winery many times. It is wonderful chilled with actual salmonberries rolling around in its sparkle.

    I haven't a clue how they make it...

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    Thumbs up get "the alaskan bootlegger's bible"

    covers most anything you could make at home, written, published and available from the author in wasilla, but most bookstores up here should have it.
    he covers blossom and berry wines, meads, and other homebrews.
    i have had good raspberry wine, and some blueberry too. our local currants make a good wine, but the red elder are not good.
    there is a winery in homer, but they mostly just add extracts to grape wine, their wines tend to be quite sweet.
    if you have the chance the owner of the meadery in homer is very knowledgable about brewing and fermenting with local ingredients...go in for a tasting and pick his mind.
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    thanks guy's ,I apprciate your input I've wanted to try and make some true wild berry wines for a while, think i'll grab some supply's and give it a try!
    GRIN

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    Homerdave is right on! The Alaskan Bootlegger’s Bible is the best book I have read on homemade wines and beer. For more information on this book check out this link…
    http://www.happymountain.net/

    I tried the rhubarb wine recipe in the book and it was so easy. The taste was excellent and I plan to make up another batch or two this season. The beer recipes are also great. I have gotten away from those premixed malt/hop canned syrups to making my own all malt beer and playing around with varieties of hops to make the perfect brew for my tastes. In fact as I type I am sipping on a somewhat dry, dark malt, nicely hopped homebrew. Good stuff!


    With berry season approaching fast it is time to start checking out recipes and assembling the ingredients and equipment that you might need.

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    He wouldn't have given us grandmothers. ~Linda Henley

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    I'll third that opinion. The alaskan bootleggers bible is AWESOME. Easy to use, wel written. Don't worry anyone can do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alaska Grandma View Post
    Homerdave is right on! The Alaskan Bootlegger’s Bible is the best book I have read on homemade wines and beer. For more information on this book check out this link…
    http://www.happymountain.net/
    Heck, the website alone is great reading! It looks like a great book.

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