How to Make Homemade Wine from Grapes
Author J. Davis. Published on June 19, 2011 - 12:13 pm (1998 views — 511 words
Wine is the classic beverage of romance, life, and celebration. For centuries, it has been from many of the fruits and techniques. The most essential ingredient used to make wine is grapes though there have been many fruits that have been used to make wine. Homemade wine from grapes and ways to make it are illustrated for you to have an idea how they've come up with that special type of drink.
To start your homemade wine from grapes, you will need sugar, yeast, a fermentation barrel, corks, bottles, and a corking gun and most importantly 3 lbs of grapes per bottle. Initially, you should crush the grapes as the first step. Skins on the grapes maybe removed depending the type of wine that you are making . Red and rose wines will need the skins to ferment properly. After crushing your grapes you may add sugar in moderate amount. Homemade wine from grapes differ accordingly. You should not add sugar when you live in a warm climate area such as California. Else, you have the option to add 1 more lb of sugar for every 2 gallons of grape juice. Heat the juice to 75 degrees F and add the yeast to help the juice ferment.
The yeast from homemade wine from grapes will not be able to undergo fermentation if the temperature reaches 80 degrees F and above. After a few days, the wine will be finished fermenting. At this time, put the wine into a barrel and make sure it fills completely. There should be no spaces within for the air to go in. The process of making homemade wine from grapes is reaching the end and have the barrel sealed and placed in a cool place. After you put your wine into bottles, wait for a month or two and you can now serve your own wine from your very own homemade wine from grapes.
Additionally, different glasses are used to drink up with your homemade wine from grapes such as white wine and red wine glasses. To make for the classy meal, beef and pork very well complement your type of wine.
To recap here is the recipe to make 1 gallon of homemade wine.
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
4 cups sugar
1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen juice concentrate - any flavor except citrus, thawed
3 1/2 quarts cold water, or as needed
Combine the yeast, sugar and juice concentrate in a gallon jug. Fill the jug the rest of the way with cold water. Rinse out a large balloon, and fit it over the opening of the jug. Secure the balloon with a rubber band.
Place jug in a cool dark place. Within a day you will notice the balloon starting to expand. As the sugar turns to alcohol the gasses released will fill up the balloon. When the balloon is deflated back to size the wine is ready to drink. It takes about 6 weeks total.
Use a frozen juice concentrate without added sweeteners for best results.