tue, aug 25, 20
Dragon's Blood Wine
1 Gallon Container
1 large pot
1 Brewsy Bag
7 ounces of lemon juice
3 lbs triple berry mix (if you cannot find triple berry mix, buy 1 lb frozen blueberries, 1 lb frozen blackberries, and 1 lb frozen raspberries)
Approximately 12 cups of water
Approximately 2-2.5 cups of granulated sugar (May use more or less depending on how sweet you want it. Sugar value calculated using Wyman's triple berry mix.)
Allow triple berry mix to defrost and reach room temperature.
Add lemon juice and triple berry mix to large pot with water. Heat on a stove at medium heat and stir occasionally until fruit breaks down into a saucy liquid.
Once liquid is formed, strain the liquid and add it to the gallon container. Allow the liquid to reach room temperature before adding Brewsy bag.
Pull up the sweetness calculator, and decide how sweet you'd like your juice.
Use 16 grams of sugar per serving and 8 fluid ounces if using Wyman's triple berry mix and lemon juice.
Using the values from the sweetness calculator, pour out some juice (you can save it to backsweeten with later) and add your sugar. Then, shake it all up!
Open your brewsy bag and pour the contents in. Seal your juice again and shake well.
Apply the airlock, then leave your container somewhere dark and warm (75-80°F is best) for 3 days.
After 3 days, move it to the fridge for 48 hours. You can remove the airlock and set the original cap on top of your drink. Be sure not to tighten the cap!
After 48+ hours in the fridge, your yeast will have fallen to the bottom of your container.
Now, carefully "rack" your wine by pouring it off of the sediment into a different container. You can discard the sediment at the bottom — you won't want it in your final product. Then, pour a glass and give it a try!
Store the rest of your wine in the fridge, with the bottle cap still on loosely.
If you see sediment start to build up again after several days, you can rack it again. As it ages, the taste of your wine will keep on getting better. Cheers!