Hubby did the wine making thing and this is what we did we picked and washed concord grapes 1 gal. mashed and put in 3 gal. disteilled water and then
1 package of yeast all in a clean 5 gal. bucket. We let it set for 24 hrs. the thing is to keep bugs out he covered it with plastic wrap, now I just
put the 8 lbs. of sugar in and it smells like wine but I just remembered that yeast is alive and needs to breathe and this mixture is not bubbling, is
it alright? Should I add another package of yeast? Did we kill the yeast? I know there is an expert winemaker here somewhere, help me please as we
have never made wine before and I was kind of wanting to be drinking my own homemade wine in about a year. TIA!
Thanks, It smells like wine and is now bubbling thank goodness. There was about 6 inch of air space so hopefully that was enough to keep it alive,
right now I have a t-shirt stretched over it to where nothing can get in there but it can breathe. Gosh I hope it doesn't turn to vinegar. I don't
have any cheesecloth, meant to buy some but forgot.
This content community relies on user-generated content from our member contributors. The opinions of our members are not those of site ownership who maintains strict editorial agnosticism and simply provides a collaborative venue for free expression.