It can be just as fun to brew homemade wine as to drink it . Brewing wine can fill you with knowledge and pride and is a whole lot of fun. It's also not nearly as difficult as it looks. This recipe produces about 2.5 litres or quarts roughly.
Making wine is easier than making beer , another following recipe is pretty inexpensive .All the ingredients can be found at your local grocery store, which means no need to buy any special brewing equipment , special yeast, or some expensive kit.
What You Need for Making Wine
• 1 1/2 to 2 cups of sugar
• 1 packet yeast
• 1/2 Gallon grape juice (This is where your own preferences come in .If you want to mak red wine , buy purple grape juice. For white wine , buy white grape juice. And if you want to make something interesting try any other kind of fruit juice that catches your fancy.
Important note :
Make sure the juice is pasteurized and has no preservatives ,which will kill the yeast.
• Measuring cup
1. Wash everything throughly in hot water. This is basically the only thing you can d wrong. If your brew gets contaminated , you cant drink it.
2. Pour out between 3/4 and 1 cup of the grape juice. This must be done to make room for the ingredients you'll be adding.
3. Add 1.5 cups of sugar into the grape juice . If you want the wine to be less alcoholic ,add 1 cup ; and if you want the wine to be more alcoholic , add 2 cups. Then screw the cap back on tight and shake that bottle like multiple times. Do this or about a minute , or until you think the sugar is pretty well dissolved.
4. Add one yeast packet. You don't need to use the funnel for this but you can if you want.
5. Wait for 5 minutes. Give the yeast time to moisten. After that shake for 10 or 15 seconds.
6. Place the balloon over the top of the bottle. Make sure the bottle is uncapped. Then poke 1-2 pin -sized holes in the bottom third of the balloon (area closest to the top of the bottle).
Wait for the Homemade Wine to Ferment
Take your bottle of soon to be wine , and store it in a cool dark place . After a couple of hours, check and see if your balloon has inflated . If it hasn't , you might try gently sloshing the mixture or just continue waiting. Over the next couple of weeks ,the wine will bubble and biochemical reactions will take place.
Enjoy your homemade wine!
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