easy home made wine....

Discussion in 'General Food and Foraging Discussion' started by Tribal Warlord Thug, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Tribal Warlord Thug

    Tribal Warlord Thug Well-Known Member

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    this isn't a recipe that requires all the fancy hydro testing, adding acids..nutrients starters-gittersgoings-kickit in the ***-type stuff you do to make a wine that you can bottle and let sit till the SHTF......just good ol' fashion sippin' wine for hillbillies.....:beercheer:



    first ya needs yer juice, i just use juicy-juice or welches..as long as it's 100% juice ( 1 gallon of juice to 4 gallons of water for a dry, 2 gallons of juice to 3 gallons of water for a sweeter table style, or 3 gallons juice to 2 gallons of water for a wetter,sweet country style taste) +8#'s of sugar to the mix....put it in a big glass jug at least 5 gal. and mix the crap out of it till it's all mixed together. use 1 package of wine makers yeast ( i use Lalvin 71B-1122) and sprinkle it all on top of the mix in the jug. the first pic is with a home made air-lock..a bottle full of water/vodka and an aquarium hose from the carboy......


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    if you want a better airlock, just buy one from your local wine supplier.....


    [​IMG] ^^^this wine is the wine i just made 6 weeks ago^^^
    this is the fourth week, racking it off the Leets (crap in the bottom of the jug) carfully so as not to suck up too much of the crap in the bottom...

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    this is it couple of days ago..notice the clearing in the color (this happens to be welches white grape/cherry juice)

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    and today, racked into it's final resting place until consumed (a few weeks around here..:2thumb:)
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    and now to enjoy the fruits of my labor.........:beercheer:
     
  2. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

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    Very nice. Thanks:D
     

  3. Sonnyjim

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    'And now to enjoy the fruits of my labour'.... no pun intended.
     
  4. Sonnyjim

    Sonnyjim Prepping

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    P.S thanks for posting this. I had a New Years Dark Ale in the primary for 4 weeks and almost forgot to rack to the secondary!!!! Did it this morning, 7 days and I'll bottle it.
     
  5. TheHammer

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    very nice, great pictures.