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I started making home made wine...

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posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 06:10 AM
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I started making homemade wine. It's been a learning curve. So if u try it expect to get it wrong a few times at first. Now it's finally working out. I think it will start to pay off. It's kinda a fun hobby. It's kinda rewarding and I see why people get into it. Also wine is way better for u than hard liquor or beer. So ya I just wanted to let u guys know. I mainly learned watching YouTube. All u need are jugs of juice, cheap bread yeast, sugar and some cheap pastic tubing to build airlocks. Making it costs about 10 times less than buying it. And it only takes about 2 weeks to make. Your thoughts?




posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 06:20 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

i bet it gives you a hell of a headache. but yeah, you can make a decent mash in about weeks. Not really "wine" like you'd have on a fine italian table. But it'll get you drunk.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 06:52 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

Cool, that's a hobby I'd like to have once I get my own place and the space required.
Although I'd need to make it with actual grapes, I'm just a purist that way, lol
What juice you made it with?



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 06:53 AM
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originally posted by: lavatrance
I started making homemade wine. It's been a learning curve. So if u try it expect to get it wrong a few times at first. Now it's finally working out. I think it will start to pay off. It's kinda a fun hobby. It's kinda rewarding and I see why people get into it. Also wine is way better for u than hard liquor or beer. So ya I just wanted to let u guys know. I mainly learned watching YouTube. All u need are jugs of juice, cheap bread yeast, sugar and some cheap pastic tubing to build airlocks. Making it costs about 10 times less than buying it. And it only takes about 2 weeks to make. Your thoughts?


Not sure that 2 weeks is long enough for anything drinkable but if your happy with it then good going! Make more than you want and put a few bottles from every batch away for the future and see the difference.

If your after a quick brew then look at getting some turbo yeast, you can go from zero to wasted in 48 hours although it tastes a bit rough



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 07:47 AM
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You'll be all set if you ever go to prison and need to turn that Hawaiian punch into some pruno.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 08:30 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

I would like to order a case. Sounds fun. My friend makes homemade wine.

It tastes great, gives a good buzz but a bad headache the next morning lol



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 08:30 AM
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originally posted by: Atsbhct
You'll be all set if you ever go to prison and need to turn that Hawaiian punch into some pruno.

Lol toilet hooch, I've never been in prison but I've heard stories involving toilets raisins and sugar packets lol



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 09:19 AM
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homebrewing is a hobby alright.
You get to choose your level of involvement. Careful, most people who get sucked in aren't saving any money.


Wine is interesting. To make it better for you than beer it's got to be real 'dry'- no sweetness. At least, I think. Could be wrong here, ethanol is pretty bad for you. The things that ferment out alongside it are worse.
Unfermented sugar is also pretty terrible for you, as sugar in general is very likely the leading cause of medical problems worldwide these days. (notice how your nearest product label doesn't give a percent daily value for sugar- THERE is a conspiracy you should look into)

Alcohol very likely converts back to sugar in the liver though, so the overall difference of one vs the other is probably moot- but both is the worst of both worlds.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: nonspecific

My mate makes wine, beer, cider. I've tried and failed. I'll tell him about turbo yeast (he probably already knows) because it would be right up his alley.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 09:25 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

I want to make a still, but I'm sure there are legal issues involved.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 09:46 AM
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a reply to: athousandlives

U can use any kind of juice. I just have started with grape. But I am doing a cran grape batch now.

Also u need a to make sure u use a good airlock and also do a secondary fermentation. Otherwise ull have problems.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 09:55 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

You can definitely make anything into alcohol, but there's no way it's "better" for you than other alcohols.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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a reply to: lordcomac

I think my cost per bottle including sugar and yeast is about 1.25 usd. And where I am in Canada liquor is very expensive. Ur cheapest bottle of wine is about 7 usd.

It's not a big deal really but still u can't go wrong. My thought is I like anything in which I'm circumventing the control grid.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 10:06 AM
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a reply to: and14263

My first couple batches failed. I made a home made airlock. It had leaks in it because I didn't glue the tubing in place. Fixed that. Then brewed and bottled with no secondary firmentation and ended up making champagne. Now I finally got a batch that I did everything right. So hopefully it turns out ok in a couple days from now.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 10:09 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: lavatrance

I want to make a still, but I'm sure there are legal issues involved.


Just about everywhere in the world, that's a felony.

Not for any good reason, mind you- they just don't want you to challenge the authority of the alcohol industry. In making your own, you'd learn the true difference between quality and garbage, and why an $80 bottle of alcohol is far superior to the $8 bottle- and why it shouldn't cost more than about twice as much.
Knowledge is power- and they can't go letting the little people have any of that.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 10:12 AM
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a reply to: lordcomac

I might just do it just to rebel against the establishment.



I'm an engineer. I could figure it out.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 10:15 AM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: lordcomac

I might just do it just to rebel against the establishment.



I'm an engineer. I could figure it out.


Sure you could. I'm very familiar with the theoretical process

Plenty of information out there, and if you troll around on IRC you'll even find people willing to talk about it.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

I can buy small stills off dhgate and aliexpress. But u can aparentky make vodka pretty easy with no equipment needed.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 10:22 AM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

Some toilet hooch



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 10:22 AM
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a reply to: Atsbhct

Most studies show a glass or two of red wine daily is very healthy. Plus it's a good drink to match with ur dinner meal.




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