First Start with the Ingredients before you take a look at the method of preparation. Do a quick run through of the procedures it will shed light on the best approach you must take. There are some easy methods available where wine making does not require any effort. To make wine that you like, it is necessary to be familiar with the taste of different types available.
Collect Ingredients (2—3 days)
- Fruit, sugar, yeast, water
- Bottling jar, lid for the container
Add sugar and yeast (1 day)
- More sugar, sweeter wine
- More yeast, rich dry wine
Bottle ingredients (stir every 3 days, till wine stops bubbling)
- Let gas out every now and then, stir the ingredients for the first couple of days, recap for better fermentation
Let Wine rest for weeks if not months
- Longer it sits, better it tastes
Add water and serve
- It is highly concentrated and will taste better with water
Thrill of the DIY method
Be strict in following procedure. There are two methods of creating wine. One is to go the long route and start with the fruits that form the base for the wine. The second faster method is to get a mix and add water.
One can also use a pre-mixed juice concentrate that lets you reduce the time for preparation. That is as far as the differentiation will go when one considers the starting point.
Now, there is process of creation and this will vary according to the method employed. The time also will increase or reduce and the costs will stop at the degree of purity that one requires for his or her wine.
Go all the way with the correct equipment
Use large 2-gallon bucket with lid. Alternatively, you can purchase glass containers from DIY kit suppliers. They will give everything, including the instructions needed to proceed. Use only the amount prescribed; using too much or too little will spoil the fine quality of the wine.
It is important to keep the identity of the wine intact. This means if you are using grapes, you must stick with one brand. Next, different fruits require different amounts of sugar or honey. If one alters the amount of sugar or the yeast, the wine will taste either dry or sweet depending on what occurred.
Difference of Commercial Processes
Commercial processes employ large drums and the process has systematization that works with clockwork like precision. The resulting output has a standard taste and smell and is the brand. Each brand has its characteristic icon as well as following.
Cap it on Again to keep it all in
Let us retrace the path once again.
First, we prepare the must. Must is the juice that we want to convert into wine. Choose your fruit – it may be something available seasonally, or it may something that grows in your garden. The most common fruit or the first choice is the grape. In commercial sectors, you can see the crushing of the grapes occurs using bare feet. In home, you can do it using a crusher or blender. Do not make the entire thing watery but leave it firm enough, as this will help the fermentation process.
Next, we add the yeast. This is point when the entire thing takes off. Yeast will begin the fermentation process and bubbles will form. Let the gas escape each morning, if you do not do this, your container will explode. All this occurs on the first few days.
Add sugar and let the wine sit for at least two to three weeks. This brings the tannins out and lets the yeast convert all the fruity starch into alcohol.
In order to get the best output, do the steps without any haste. Keep doing each step after the prescribed amount of time, so that you get good results.
Different Grapes Give Different Wine
Always be sure to use only those ingredients that are necessary, this will make your wine taste better. In domestic circles, one needs to use those items that do not spoil easily. The process is long drawn and if one is not careful with the hygiene, bacterial infections could spoil the party before you have started it.