Opening up the Heatwave Tutti-Frutti

One of the fun things about brewing, especially wines and meads, is that there’s a long lead time and a lot of mystery during the wait. Here’s the Heatwave Tutti-Frutti country wine we brewed on June’s brew day, when we spent twelve hours putting together various one-gallon batches of various fruit wines and meads. This was sort of the “catch all” batch at the end of the night: 2# cherries 2# strawberries 7# mango (mostly pulp from the juicer) 2# plums 2# table sugar 1# dark brown sugar 2# turbinado sugar Premier Curvee yeast Gravity went from 1.076 to 0.990. We tasted it. It made my soul sad. Hopefully it will improve with age.

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Just don’t feed it after midnight.

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