You can do it! But heed my words..
Wine making can be a difficult, specific process. There’s nothing more important than sanitation, and if you mess that up (I have yet to,) your whole batch is a waste.
With that being said, if you make wine often, you will get used to the process, and enjoy the “fruit wine” of your labor for years to come. How fun is that?
To start, read my intro. Next, read Make Wine with Me: The Do’s of Winemaking.
To Make Wine, You Need These 10 Things:
-granulated white sugar (about 2 cups)
-1 bottle (64 ounces/96 ounces,) 100% juice plus one empty bottle of the same size
-2-3 wine bottles and corks (or screw top wine bottles)
-sanitizing solution (mine is 1 tablespoon solution to 1 gallon water ratio and a no-rinse solution)
-hose and suction, or funnel that will fit into the top of your wine bottles
-hydrometer (optional but will tell you how much alcohol is in your wine)
-a measuring cup (1 cup size,) a tablespoon, and a (clean) bucket or bowl that can easily hold 2-3 gallons of liquid
Everything on this list can be found at brew stores or wine supply stores. You can also find most of it online, and if you click on the images below it links to amazon for easy purchase.
As a follow up to this blog and for further information, here’s a video:
If you buy this champagne yeast, it will last you for so long! Only get it if you need lots. (Otherwise, just buy one or two packets at a time.)
This is a combo pack of airlocks and bungs, and it’s great to have two of each if you’re just starting out!
This set of funnels will work well:
And this hydrometer is great because it comes with a tester tube, too, making measuring your wines alcohol level quick and easy!
Leave any questions in the comments and watch for upcoming videos and articles to learn to make wine at home!
Happy Tuesday and Happy Wineing!