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Simple Wine Recipe

Anyone have a simple wine making recipe? We have many grapes.


Barb from CA

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By guest (Guest Post)
October 9, 20072 found this helpful
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1qt grapes
2 lb white sugar
1 pkg fleischman's yeast

In a qt. size jar, mash grapes, pour in sugar, disolve yeast in warm water and pour into jar top with water almost 3/4 to top of jar. Let stand 21 days. Strain and bottle.

Good luck from Canada

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November 17, 20070 found this helpful
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I had tons of plums on our tree this year and have made loads of wine. If you need the equipment try eBay as a lot of shops don't stock homebrew/wine making equipment these days.

My friends mum bought a load of secondhand wine making equipment at a Boot-Sale and she gave it to me. I should manage to get at least 44 standard bottles of wine for under £10 (UK Pounds Sterling).

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The main tip I would give anyone - make sure to steralise everything thouroughly, and try not to expose the wine to the air. Also, don't have bowls of fruit nearby when you are working with the wine - as it is those little fruit flies that can infect your wine and turn it to vinegar.

Also, there are two ingredients that you can add to wine to help it clear - called AMALAYSE and PECTALAYSE. AMALAYSE is for vegetable wine and PECTALAYSE is for fruit wine - it helps to stop it being cloudy.

For you wine bottles - make friends with a local pub or restaurant and ask if you can have their empty bottles. Again - make sure to steralise them properly. NEVER USE OLD CORKS! Invest in a proper airlock as well.

Here is a good site:
http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/

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By guest (Guest Post)
October 9, 20070 found this helpful

This looks So do-able : ))
Do we cover the jar loosely? tightly? not at all?

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By guest (Guest Post)
October 10, 20070 found this helpful

Cover the jar loosely with fabric.

Editor's Note: Cheesecloth is good for this.

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