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#3162290 - 02/13/13 10:28 AM My first shot at winemaking
BamaProud
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The Wife drinks more wine than I do so I am attempting to make what she likes best, a White Zinfandel. Going into the secondary fermenter for 3-4 weeks.
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#3162555 - 02/13/13 02:21 PM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: BamaProud]
WMAn
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Very cool!
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#3163379 - 02/14/13 04:56 AM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: WMAn]
BamaProud
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Don't know why the picture is sideways...its right in my photobucket account.
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#3164403 - 02/14/13 08:58 PM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: BamaProud]
backroads
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Keep us posted on how it turns out. I received my kit yesterday. When I get back from my business trip next week I'll start a batch. I have a new friend that has been doing this for a while and will show me some of his tricks.
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#3164540 - 02/15/13 12:25 AM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: backroads]
BamaProud
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Huh...the picture is vertical now. weird.

I sampled the wine (or must, as it is called at this stage) when transferring it into the secondary and it tasted pretty good, so unless something very bad happens, I think it should turn out well.

what kit/kind are you making stevepitts?
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#3165423 - 02/15/13 06:39 PM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: BamaProud]
Bow Hunter
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Where do you get the kits from?
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#3165444 - 02/15/13 07:01 PM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: Bow Hunter]
pressfit
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I used to have one of those big glass bottles that i made mine in..had the air lock on top filled with water.... it was in my bedroom .when it was working it would sing you to sleep...lol
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#3165708 - 02/16/13 12:32 AM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: Bow Hunter]
BamaProud
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 Originally Posted By: Bow Hunter
Where do you get the kits from?


Just do an internet search to see if there is a home brew shop in your area. If not everything is available on the internet.

Equipment kit(almost the same for beer or wine)
http://www.homebrewers.com/product/3010DBB/6-Gallon-Wine-Making-Kit---Equipment-Only.html
(about 100 bucks)

I will probably just bottle this batch in 24oz beer bottles eliminating the need for corks and a corking machine.

Ingredient kit like this:
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/winemaking/wine-ingredient-kits/vr-riesling.html (50-150 bucks)~ 25 bottles of wine or $2-6/bottle
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#3165813 - 02/16/13 07:15 AM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: BamaProud]
pressfit
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I have actually made some pretty darn good wine with the old milk jug.. welches grape juice, yeast, and some sugar trick.. oh.. I forgot to mention the balloon.. lol.. you can make a gallon of wine for almost nothing.. wine making can be a simple or as hard as you want it to be..
I used to go out in the woods, shoot possum grapes out with my pistol, beat them with a 2x4 in a bucket.. strain them through a old pillow case, let them ferment and make wine... IMO it wasnt as good as the milk jug wine..lol
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#3166071 - 02/16/13 10:41 AM Re: My first shot at winemaking [Re: pressfit]
Mike Belt
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I've crockpotted a bunch of gallons. You can get as elaborate as you want though.
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