How To Make Red Wine at Home | THE EASY WAY


hey my name’s Sebastian from www.homebrewadvice.com and here’s our easy way to make some
wine at home. here are the ingredients that you’ll need. First up you’ll need 16
to 20 cups of fruit but I’ll recommend you to use grapes for the best results.
then you’ll need 2 cups of sugar but you can also use honey. Then you’ll need some
water which I’d recommend you purify to be safe. Next up you’ll need a packet of
yeast which is suitable for winemaking. now let’s move on to the equipment. You
can find a full list of equipment down below in the description. The first thing
you’ll need is an airlock. Then you’ll need some bottles with either screw caps
or corks. Next up you need a 2 gallon container which has to be able to be
closed pretty much airtightly. Now you’ll need
a 1 gallon carboy container. Next up you need a tube which is suitable for
siphoning. You should probably buy a hydrometer which you can use to measure
your alcohol content and the gravity of your wine. Now that you’ve gathered all
your ingredients and equipment it’s time to actually make the wine and here’s how
to do it. Step 1 make a choice of fruit you can technically use any fruit but I
recommend you to use grapes because they’re best suited for winemaking,
use organic grapes since they’re the best choice because they don’t contain
any bad chemicals that has a chance to ruin your wine. Step 2 wash your fruit
wash your fruit to make sure there’s no dirt or small insects present make sure
you don’t break the surface of your fruit since this will waste a nice
sugary content of the fruit which your wine needs for fermentation. Step 3
mash your fruit. Now it’s time to get hands on place your fruit in your two
gallon container and smash them how you see fit make sure you smash them enough
to get all the juices flowing out of them the amount of fruit you’ll need is
just enough to fill almost the entire container. Step 4 add your sugar. Now it’s
time to add either your sugar or your honey into your fruit juice. Depending on
what type of fruit you have chosen you may have to increase the amount of sugar
or honey that you add but don’t worry about adding too little since you can
gradually add more sugar during the fermentation process just make sure you
don’t overdo it and stick to the two cups for now. Step 5
add your yeast. Now it’s time to add your yeast to your mixture. Dissolve it into
your mixture evenly and stir it around with a spoon.
Step 6 fermentation. You have now added your yeast which kicks off the
fermentation process cover up your container with a seal that allows for
some air to get in but not any bugs or dust place your covered container in a
room that has a temperature of about 70 Fahrenheit and leave it overnight.
Step 7 stirring over the course of the next three to five days
you should stir your mixture a few times every day you should start seeing
bubbles which indicates that the fermentation process is taking hold you
can check your process with a hydrometer which can help you indicate whether or
not your fermentation process is working and if it’s nearing its end. Step 8
siphoning. After the three to five days the bubbling of your mixture should start
slowing down this indicates that it’s time to transfer your wine to your
carboy. Once you have siphoned your wine over to your carboy using your tube
for this purpose it is time to put on the airlock adjust your airlock to the
opening and allow it to release gas but keeping oxygen from coming inside and
spoiling your wine. Step 9 aging. Now it’s time for the boring yet
important part let your wine age from minimum of a month to allow it to get
some flavor if you have patience you can age it for even up to a year or
maybe even longer if you add any extra sugar make sure you age your wine longer
than the one month as it needs extra time to absorb it.
Step 10 bottling your wine. It’s finally time to bottle your wine. Siphon your
wine into your bottles and make sure they’re clean cork them up or screw them
up and store them in a dark cold place I would recommend ageing your wine for at
least another week before even trying to taste it
but once again aging them for longer will give a better taste and general
better results congratulations you’ve just made your own homemade wine I hope
you liked this guide if you’re interested in reading more about
winemaking and home brewing in general you can check out the link in the
description below or visit www.homebrewadvice.com

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