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Old 01-09-2013, 06:26 PM   #1
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I'm new to making wine, and was wondering if anyone has any advice?

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Old 01-09-2013, 06:40 PM   #2
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I'm new to making wine, and was wondering if anyone has any advice?
Boy where to start....

1. Keep things clean.
2. Sanitization is the utmost importance.
3. Use the best ingredients you can afford. It does make a difference. Yes, you can ferment Kool-aid, (some here do), you get what you pay for.
4. Do a search on this forum for various topics you need to research, most of the basics have been discussed.
5. Visit Jack Keller's wine making website, wealth of info there.
6. Did I mention sanitization? Yes, it is that important. I have yet to have a batch go bad.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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Kool Aid? Seriously, lol? My budget may be tight, but not that tight! Though it may make my kids fun... ;-)

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Old 01-09-2013, 07:15 PM   #4
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Kool Aid? Seriously, lol? My budget may be tight, but not that tight! Though it may make my kids fun... ;-)
Did any of that help? Or are you just going to laugh at the thought of making Kook Aid wine?
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:31 PM   #5
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No, it helps, thanks. I'm sorry if I offended. I've got my second batch fermenting right now, and I've been sanitizing everything as I go. Nice to know it really is important. And I will definitely check out that website tonight when I'm off work.

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Old 01-10-2013, 01:05 PM   #6
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There is a recipe here for making wine from 100% juice from the grocery and it is good wine. Back sweeten with same kind of simmered down juice. I simmer until it is half the original volume.

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Here is a link from herehttp://www.homebrewtalk.com/f25/spar...recipe-139225/

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:03 AM   #8
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I am also new to the wine making myself ,tonight i start a 5 gal better bottle out of welchs white grape juice concentrate the receipe I made was /5 -12oz. Cans of concentrate,10lbs of sugar ,15 oz. of golden raisins ,10 tsp of acid blend, 5 -1/2 tsp of petric enzyme,5 tsp of yeast nutrient and 5 packs of fleischmanns highly active yeast i started the yeast until it had about an inch of foam built up dumped it in the mix and dawm it has just takin off .....I guess my question is how do you think I did and do you have any helpful words if advice?

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:06 AM   #9
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Oh and I stuck a airlock on it should I be worried?

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:10 AM   #10
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Kook Aid wine?
i dont care if it helped him or not, im going to laugh at kook aid wine. hahahaha
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