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How To Make Wine

Jun 10, 2008
Many times a wine lover is not content just buying wine anymore and wants to get into the process of making it. Making wine is not too difficult. It does take time and patience, though.

In order to make good wine you have to be willing to wait for it to age. To make wine making a bit easier, it helps to buy one of the many wine making kits on the market. You can find these kits in many different places online and in stores.

Using a kit you can use the following steps to make your own brand of wine. Perhaps you will one day introduce your brand to all your wine connoisseur friends and everyone will love it. You will be the new wine expert and get all the glory for producing a magnificent specimen. Or you may just enjoy it all alone in your kitchen over dinner with your special someone.

Of course, it's also likely that you will learn more about the process of making wine and begin to really be able to appreciate everything that goes into producing your favorite bottle. You will also be able to discuss wine with a knowledge that most of your peers may not have.

Step One: Preparation

Start by sanitizing the tools you are going to use. Clean the area where you will be making your wine. Make sure that the area is 70 degrees at least in temperature. Prepare the fruit you will be using by straining and pressing, if necessary. Also, gather all your tools and supplies.

Step Two: Fermentation

Mix the glucose solids with the water and pour in other ingredients according to the kit you are using. All should go into the fermentor. This prepares what is called the must. Now add in the flavor and stir it well. Check the temperature, which should be at 75 degrees. Add the yeast by sprinkling it on top and do not stir it in. Seal the fermentor. The mixture should begin to bubble in 2 days if everything is on track. Let it stand for 2 weeks.

Step Three: Second Fermentation

Transfer the mixture and add in the next ingredients according to your kit. Add more water and let it sit for 12 days.

Step Four: Clearing

Siphon the wine to leave the sediment in the bottom. Add the sulfates and sorbates. Stir it at least 6 times in the next 24 hours to help remove carbon dioxide. Add in the remaining ingredients, if any. Let it sit for 10 days to settle.

Step Five: Bottling

Siphon the wine again to remove more sediment. Also, filter the wine and bottle as desired using whatever method of seal you desire. Be sure the seal is tight and kept moist if using cork. Store your wine in a proper storage area to age.

You can enjoy your wine whenever you desire, but remember the longer it settles the better it ages and the more refined the taste becomes. After tasting your wine for the first time, you may want to make notes of flavors and smells or anything else you may wish to change in the future when you make wine. If you have any problems be sure to figure out the source before making another batch.
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