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Your Recipe for Homemade Wine | The Wine Virgin
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Your Recipe for Homemade Wine

February 26, 2008

Hello Wine Virgin, last week I over heard a conversation my co-workers were having about a quick and easy recipe for homemade wine. I was wondering if you had a good answer? - Danielle in Fargo, ND

Isn’t that an interesting question? So basically you were spying on your co-workers and over heard them talking about a subject that brought out the natural lush in you and now you want to know an easy recipe for homemade wine so you can one-up them ehh? 

Ok, sure why not? Hey that’s a great quality to have, staying on top of office gossip like that while making sure that you’re always in the know regardless of what you have to do get there.

Now this recipe is really, really simple. Below is everything that you will need to create wine and the exact step by step process to follow.

1.) A gallon of grape juice, red or white grapes are fine.
2.) 1 gallon of water
3.) 3-1/2 Lbs. of cane sugar
4.) 1 packet of wine yeast
5.) A 2.5 gallon food grade plastic bucket

Hey, keep in mind that even bakers yeast will work if you just can’t stand another day without having something unique fermenting in your closet. I would mention that you need to be as careful as you can with making sure that everything you use is sanitized properly… but then again, you did ask about a quick and easy recipe for homemade wine.

Mix the cane sugar with the water and bring it to a boil. Now after the sugar water has cooled down, mix it together with the juice and yeast in a food grade plastic bucket. Cover it with a trash bag, yes dear… a trash bag and make sure that it’s secured with a rubber band.  Now, give it a day or two for the wine fermentation process to begin and you will soon notice that the trash bag has become filled with gas.

From here, you will need to siphon, or gently pour your wine mix into another bucket and leave anything that has settled down to the bottom of the bucket behind. Cover the bucket again with a new trash bag and continue siphoning or pouring your wine off into a “clean” bucket every two weeks for a six week wine fermantion process total. By then, most of the solids will have settled and your wine can be bottled. If you can steal a moment from the crazy pace of your Fargo office you will have a chance to enjoy the fruits of your labor.  

Remember, this recipe to make your wine will produce about 10 bottles, plenty enough to hand them out to your “friends” at work for their enjoyment, or envy… with more than enough left over to satisfy your cravings for an quick pick-me-up throughout the day. Enjoy!!

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