They should be fine if you washed them and picked out the fuzzy ones, this happened to mine too because it was a day or two between picking the berries and preparing the must... K1V-1116 will kick the arse of anything else in there, especially if you make a big starter to get it going strong and fast. And as Speedreader suggested, 1 campden tablet per gallon if you're still not sure.
Originally Posted by Deacon Aegis
And yes, I'd recommend using pectinase, and don't bother heating the berries.
Good call on bagging the berries, you lose a LOT less volume that way.
And you may want to reduce your batch size or get some more berries, unless they're really flavourful, you probably want a couple pounds per gallon. I think I usually go for about 4 lb per gal when I make strawberry wine, and I made a gallon of strawberry JAO variation with about 3/4 lb of California strawberries and it had almost no strawberry flavour to it...
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