Monday, July 7, 2008

Why You Need a Good Wine Making Guide

If you decide you want to make homemade wine as a hobby, you will need a good wine making guide. There are many guides out there that are cheap, but sometimes you get what you pay for.

With some wine making guides, you may be well into your first batch only to find that you have a question that is not answered in the guide. Some are vague and don't really make clear what they are trying to say.

For example, can you use tap water when making homemade wine? What happens if the fermentation process stops? There are many questions that new winemakers have, and you need the answers while you are making the wine - not a few days later.

The best wine making guide that I have yet to come across can be found at All Winemaking. They leave nothing to question, and you can be sure that your first batch of wine will turn out beautifully.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Supplies for Making Wine at Home

Excited about trying your hand at wine making? There are a few supplies you will need to get started. These are just basic things, when you get to be a "professional" wine maker you may want to upscale a bit!

1 Gallon size plastic container
Straining cloth or cheesecloth
Ceramic or stainless steel containers for wine storage
Fruit masher (You can actually crush the fruit yourself, but it is time consuming)

Other than that, when you find good wine recipes they will usually state exactly what you are going to need.

Wine making supplies are not costly, and once you have the supplies that's all you will need. The money you save making your own homemade wine will be more than enough to cover the costs of your supplies.

Of course, during the whole process you will learn all about fermentation, aging, bottling, etc. This is such a fun hobby - I hope you enjoy it!

Want to learn from the best? You can find out all you need to know about making wine at home. Just visit All Winemaking - you won't find a better source for making the BEST wine from the comfort of your own home.

Friday, July 4, 2008

How to Make Fruit Wine

This is the simplest recipe for making a fruit wine. Most recipes are a little more complex, but this one is great for beginners!

3 pounds fruit any type
3 pounds granulated sugar
1 packet fast acting yeast
1 gallon warm water


In a large glass or plastic container place diced sliced or mashed fruit.
Add sugar, yeast and warm water.
Stir well then cover with a cloth and allow to stand 40 days.
Strain then filter.

Some of the fruits that are wonderful for making wine are peaches and strawberries. The hardest part is waiting for 40 days! I hope you enjoyed this small post on how to make fruit wine.