Homemade Wine

Homemade Wine

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"This is an easy recipe for homemade wine. You can choose whatever flavor you like but my favorite is the red. You will need a sterile milk jug, a large latex balloon and a rubber band to complete the project. This Wine is a bit stronger than regular table wine. Its great for cooking as well as drinking."

Ingredients

11 d 5 m servings
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Directions

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  1. Combine the yeast, sugar and juice concentrate in a gallon jug. Fill the jug the rest of the way with cold water. Rinse out a large balloon, and fit it over the opening of the jug. Secure the balloon with a rubber band.
  2. Place jug in a cool dark place. Within a day you will notice the balloon starting to expand. As the sugar turns to alcohol the gasses released will fill up the balloon. When the balloon is deflated back to size the wine is ready to drink. It takes about 6 weeks total.

Footnotes

  • Note
  • Use a frozen juice concentrate without added sweeteners for best results.

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Although this recipe is a good one IT FAILS TO MENTION SOME VERY IMPORTANT FACTORS, which i find my be the reason to some of the reviews saying it taste horrible and such, the first thing the re...

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There is a reason that wineries possess expensive, specialized equipment to produce their product: making good-tasting wine is a delicate process. Needless to say, this recipes covers the essen...

Although this recipe is a good one IT FAILS TO MENTION SOME VERY IMPORTANT FACTORS, which i find my be the reason to some of the reviews saying it taste horrible and such, the first thing the re...

I made this using white grape raspberry, white grape peach, and grape. The grape raspberry and grape peach are really good (and strong!) but the grape is by far the best. I used 6 cups of suga...

There is a reason that wineries possess expensive, specialized equipment to produce their product: making good-tasting wine is a delicate process. Needless to say, this recipes covers the essen...

I've never made homemade wine before, but this recipe turned out to be really awesome. I plan on making more.

This was a most exciting adventure. The wine seemed to be stronger when I used real fruit that I put through a juicer. It had a definite kick. Using the old glass gallon jugs seems to work bet...

This recipe works very well. My wine aged in about 4 and a half weeks. This tastes just like storebought wine except with an added kick. Very recommended recipe. I kept mine stored in an armoire...

Have to say, this sounds exactly like the recipe me and my friend made in high school. I remember it SMELLED just like wine. However she had told me that the baloon had gone all the way up and...

I found a recipe like this in a local newspaper...I cut the sugar back to 3 1/4 cups and my recipe is done in 21 days...I made it twice and it is really good..

Never tried making wine before. I used fresh grapes that I was going to make jelly with. It cam out perfect. Friends said it had the "best Legs" of any homemade wine they had ever had. Goin...