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I started making home made wine...

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posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 10:27 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

What's your feedstock (i.e. grape varietals)? Back in NC we had muscadines and scuparnines




posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 10:49 AM
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originally posted by: lavatrance
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.

If you buy a still online in the US you can expect someone from the ATF to eventually show up at your door. It took about two years and I speak from experience. Online buying is looked at I promise.
If you are really interested build your own.



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

No see what I make is very cheap home brew. Very uncomplicated. Grape juice from Walmart in a plastic jug. Cheap bread yeast and sugar. Makes ok tasting wine for real cheap. That's it



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 11:16 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

My wine did not come out right...lol



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:16 PM
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I've been brewing beer, wine, and honey mead since I was a teen.
My only advice is to find a better yeast than cheap bread yeast.
There are yeasts specifically geared towards wine that will give you better flavor and higher alcohol content.
I've made honey mead that was 16.5% alcohol. Tasted like candy and would put you on your ass.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:19 PM
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a reply to: skunkape23

Ok I am buying some of your brew. Here is my card



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:31 PM
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What your making is jailhouse hooch if you want the real deal with health benefits then add nothing to fresh crushed grapes let that sit in a open barrel for a couple of days then transfer the juice and juice only to a oak barrel cork it and leave it be for a couple of months then you will see and taste what real wine should taste like.

25+years of Sicilian wine making.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: thesaneone

You do even better to remove about 1/3 of the juice before letting it ferment. You get much more complexity in the flavor, and might actually end up yielding a wine worthy of gifting to someone for something other than just getting drunk.

Don'r get me wrong...hooch has its place.
Just not next to a nice cut of beef.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan


I like to take a stock pot full of the fresh juice and boil some figs into it then add it to the barrel right before the cork goes on, what a beautiful flavor.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: lavatrance

My BIL dabbled in making his own wine years ago. He would go and pick the grapes. It wasn't bad.
Not a wine that I would drink with dinner but, definitely, something to socialize drinking with back then...
One night he brought a few bottles around and we sat up until sunrise talking about anything and everything. Hours had passed.
To this day that was one of the most beautiful sunrises I have ever experienced. His wine seemed to have some psychedelic properties to it although I know there were no added ingredients!

The conversations were so esoteric and deep between he and I.

We always saved our wine bottles for him and he would go to the local wineries for other 'supplies'. I recall that he went to another county for a certain kind of grape once...




posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:46 PM
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originally posted by: Quantum12
a reply to: lavatrance

My wine did not come out right...lol



If all else fails you might get some vinager out of that.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: thesaneone

LOL. Ok I will order a case of your wine.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: thesaneone

If you ship, PM me. You got my attention



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Put me on the list too. I will order. PM me as well.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: Quantum12

Lol

No charge for my wine besides I make 3 barrels a year 60 gallons per and I give away at least 1 1/2 barrels to friends and family it's a fun hobby.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 04:59 PM
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Not that anyone cares here, but part of home made wine is that you can't legally sell it.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 05:03 PM
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originally posted by: schuyler
Not that anyone cares here, but part of home made wine is that you can't legally sell it.



You're right.

I musta missed the "home made" part in his story....




posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 05:03 PM
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a reply to: schuyler

If I'm not mistaken you can't make more than 200 gallons per federal law unless it has changed.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 05:08 PM
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Welch's grape juice, champagne yeast, and an airlock.

That's all you need.

They sell kits online. I've done it, and it turned out OK.



posted on Apr, 10 2016 @ 05:11 PM
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originally posted by: lavatrance
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.


And you can get the same benefits of the antioxidants from regular grape juice. Alcohol is a solvent, it kills living organic tissue. It reduces the amount of oxygen one gets to the brain, and scrambles the GABA receptors in the brain.

There's a reason it's used as a disinfectant. It's a toxic poison.




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