Winemaking Recipes

Hey friends! You'll find that if you've made wine before, making apple cider has a lot of the same steps (pre-carbonation, of course). This recipe is for 5 gallons of apple cider. Fruit preparation:You will need 20 pounds of apples for 5 gallons of cider. Don't worry so much about coring or peeling the apples. Cutting them up into 1/8 slices is good enough. And if you chose to go the route of a cider ingredient kit (there are instructions on...
(by permission of originator Lon DePoppe)The original, inexpensive, quick, easy to make, easy to drink, naturally fermented, lemon, hot-weather, thirst quencher.For a 5 gallon batch 3 bottles of 32 oz 100% lemon juice (e.g ReaLemon in the green plastic bottles or equivalent) 7 lbs sugar (or 16 cups) to ferment 3/4 tsp tannin  6 tsp. yeast nutrient (3 now, 3 later) 2 tsp. yeast energizer (1 now, 1 later) Approx, 4 1/2 gallons water Yeast Slurry (If you do not...
Preparation Follow the same procedure as white wines for culling out bad fruit, cleanliness and preparing a yeast starter. Hard and raisined berries are not a problem as overripe but juicy berries, which usually have an abnormally high sugar content and may have even started to sour. If there are many of these berries on the clusters, it's recommenced to discard the worst clusters or at least pick off the bad berries. They could boost the sugar level too high...
The basic process for making white table wines is as simple as it is universal. After the grapes are crushed and pressed, the juice is fermented in and enclosed container, free of air. Home winemakers typically ferment their white wines in partially filled carboys topped with an airlock.After most of the sugar has fermented and the frothy stage of fermentation is past, the carboys are topped up and allowed toferment to complete dryness.After it is dry, the wine is clarified,...
Dandelion Wine Recipe This recipe will make 1 Gallon.Targeted Starting Gravity: 1.090 – 1.095 Ingredients A few 3 – 6 year olds and a large bag of pennies 6 Cups Dandelion Petals 2 Pounds White Cane Sugar 1 Pound Light Raisins 3 Teaspoons Acid Blend 1 Teaspoon Yeast Nutrient 2 Teaspoon Yeast Energizer 1 Gallon Hot Water ¼ Teaspoon Tannin 1 Campden Tablet (Potassium Metabisulphite) 1 Package CL23 or K1V-1116 Wine Yeast DirectionsStep 1: Offer each child a penny for...
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