Wine making

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If anyone would like to know how to turn grape juice into wine see Ronnie. I'd like to make a class and have everyone in attendance start a several gallon jug of wine. Below is a list of the main parts of it.

  • 1 five gallon water jug or brewer's carboy, clean or unopened
  • 4 gallons of grape juice (other juices and honey can work as well)
  • 4lb of sugar (one pound sugar per gallon of juice unless working with honey)
  • 1 packet or tablespoon baker's yeast
  • vinegar (to sterilize kit
  • 1 vaporlock or section of clear tubing

To get the wine started you only need the above. After 1-2 weeks the wine should be "racked" into a secondary carboy or water jug to be allowed to age until bottling or a secondary racking. This is really an easy and not very labor intensive process. Saving up the bottles to bottle and give out your glut of homemade deliciousness and making up a name for your housebrewed hooch is easily the hardest part of the process, but there are some pitfalls that having a little experience and theory on can help a lot with.