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  • Joined Mar 2017
Can you freeze berries for wine?
« on: September 06, 2017, 02:58:41 pm »
I picked some ripe blackberries today but I don't really have enough to make wine yet. What's the best way to store blackberries whilst waiting for the others to ripen? Can I freeze them?


  • Joined Mar 2015
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Re: Can you freeze berries for wine?
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 05:14:14 pm »
Like many others we freeze berries, including blackberries, by laying them out on a backing tray and bagging them up when frozen. They preserve very well this way and remain loose in the bag.


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Re: Can you freeze berries for wine?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 01:08:55 am »
We freeze fruit for wine. I just have a resealable bag and add the fruit in as it comes. When it comes to doing the wine I pop the bag in a bowl (or pot depending on size) and allow to thaw before removing the fruit. Put 15lbs of frozen plums into a wine today actually. I boil the water, dissolve the sugar and then add the fruit straight in. Has always worked fine for us.

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  • Joined Dec 2012
Re: Can you freeze berries for wine?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 09:41:06 am »
Apparently freezing fruit first helps reduce the pectin level, which results in a clearer wine. Not good if you are making jam, though


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