Introduction: MAKING WINE AT HOME

Here is a very simple and quick method to make a healthy wine at home.

Step 1: Materials Required

1)Any fruit
2)Table sugar
3)Baker's Yeast
4)Multi vitamin capsule
5)Sodium Benzoate - food preservative
6)Plastic tubes to siphon
7)FOOD GRADE !!! Plastic cans for fermentation

Step 2: THE PRIMARY FERMENTATION


PROTOCOL
Boil 4 litres of water and add 1 litre of sieved fruit crush. I use grapes pomegranate etc..
Add 200gms sugar and continue to boil for another two mins..
Remove from flame and cover the vessel with a lid.
Allow to cool to hand bearable warmth and transfer all the contents into your plastic ferment can.
Add 10-15 pellets of baker's yeast
Add a 250 mg multivitamin capsule powder alone or whole tablet (helps the yeast grow)
Air should be allowed to go into the primary ferment by either covering with a cloth or loosely capping the plastic can.
Put aside at room temperature for 48 hours.

Step 3: THE SECONDARY FERMENT

The yeast now metabolizes the dilute juice and produces several products that actually adds flavour.
After 48 hours of primary ferment add about 750gms sugar and seal the plastic can and put aside for another 48 hours of secondary ferment at room temperature .
Once the secondary ferment is done use plastic tube to siphon off the top clear supernatant and bottle in air tight small bottles.
The sedimented yeast is bitter. If you get this in your beer you ruin the taste.
Add a pinch of sodium benzoate for 500 ml and the rack bottle at room temperature for 12 - 48 hours for carbonation.
You could add more sugar for carbonation and sweet taste if you want to.
chill the bottle before serving
Your beer is ready.
NOTE:
ALL MATERIALS YOU USE, SHOULD BE STERILIZED WITH HOT WATER

YOU CAN ADD FLAVOUR FROM FRUITS AND SPICES BY ADDING THEM AT THE PRIMARY FERMENT

THIS PROTOCOL GIVES A BEER OF ABOUT 5% ETHANOL DON WORRY YOU WILL NOT GET DRUNK

ANY MAL ODOUR ARISING PROVES CONTAMINATION- DISCARD EVERYTHING IMMEDIATELY AND CLEAN WITH HOT WATER - DONT TAKE THE CHANCES

HOWEVER THERE WILL BE THE SMELL OF YEAST AND ETHANOL
Have a merry time with your beer''

Comments

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bonfire817 (author)2011-03-22

Beer?

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web1954hd (author)bonfire8172011-06-10

I am really confused now start out with wine mush and get a beer finish,
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n8dawg (author)2010-12-25

Nicely done, but simple. I'm not sure why you need the preservative. Wine is a way to preserve grape (or any other fruit) juice. I agree with PFiddle about the yeast. Brewers will work in a pince, but there are many other yeasts better suited to making wine.

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pfiddle (author)2010-05-02

 I've made wine (and beer and much else besides) over 30 years. I would STRONGLY advise one NOT to use baker's yeast. It's the opposite end of the scale to brewer's. All sorts of - not nice tastes will evolve and be enhanced by the alcohol. It's just not worth the disappointment.
Peter

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KlingonAtheist (author)2009-11-06

although informative, this Instructable is an obvious cut-and-paste fiasco. I was reading about making wine, and the next thing I knew, I was being careful not to make my beer bitter? Confusing. Please clarify, as this could be a very good instructable.

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skuitarman (author)2009-07-25

i made dandylion wine before. it was very good.

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DanielSedgwick (author)2009-01-08

Basic...thanks everyone should know...if not good instructable.

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