Originally Posted by sheephrdr
made 2 gallons of apple wine according to recipe on site... heres what i did
i bought 2 1 gallon jugs of 100% presidence choice apple juice no preservatives.. i added around a pound of sugar to each jug, then split the yeast (lavlen champagn) I did the primary right in the jugs of juice from the store and just loosened the caps to let the air out.. primary for about 2 weeks then secondary in glass for a few months.. one gallon i made with apple spices and the other plain..
the plain apple wine tastes supprisingly like a good chrisp white wine with a hint of apple taste.. it measures in around 10-11%
very good and thanks for the recipes and ideas here
I'm thinking of trying your in the bottle technique. Did you leave the caps loose or did you vent them every so often. Did you do anything to keep bacteria and O2 out or is it just not an issue?
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