How to make homemade wine

from great grapes come Great wines
• • These need to be un-processed Four pounds of grapes will yield about one liter of wine 4 lbs 1 lt = 1/4 gallon

Squeeze it!
• • • • • Use a wine press - or even a blender if on small scale Pour the juice and peels in sterile barrels Fill the barrels OF no more THAN 4/5 OF THE VOLUME Cover each with a very tight rug or loose lid Air has to circulate but fruit flies must be kept out • • • • Within five days the grapes will ferment (juice must) Visible foam and strong smell Now remove peels and seeds by siphoning and filtering Squeeze the filtered peels again because these still contain lots of GOODIES

Store it!
• • • • • Use a wine Keep it in Now the otherwise flask (or glass bottles for small scale) a cool and dark place must needs to be isolated from air you get vinegar

‘Boiler’ cork Ensures isolation from air and releases pressure Use Hard liquor instead of water to minimize hazard

visible scum Needs to stay for one month. Providence .50 per bottle!! Total . Filter & FUNNEL Initial investments in Equipment $ 120 $ 5 $ 50 $ 15 $ 340 $ 280 400 lbs of Grapes (Variable 60-80 ¢) $ 620 This is still $5.RI 02908 401 272 31 15 breakdown of costs Wine Press …for about 100 lts buy here $ 150 (or $28 on amazon!) 2 x Flasks (14 gallons = 54 liters) 2 x Boiler’ corks Barrel (40 gallons = 150 liters) Siphon.• • • Sedimentation. then siphon it to another flask without touching the scum • • • • • Let it sit it for two OTHER months. Re-squeeze and STORE 36 -> First Siphoning 96 -> Second Siphoning Al-Jac’s Wine Grape 110 -> …Let’s GET WASTED! 33 Helmock st. then siphon it again without touching the scum the wine is ready! =) Seal it shut! wait a couple of weeks to be fully enjoyable Time-line Day Day DAY DAY DAY 1 -> Squeeze The Grapes 6 -> Fermentation is done.