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lhjf75 12-01-2012 10:43 AM

wine juice
 
Does anyone here make wine from grape juice. I don't mean juice like Welch's. I got grape juice for wine in 6 gallon buckets. Can't find anywhere on the net about making wine from this type of juice. I no it can be just a western mass thing.

novalou 12-01-2012 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by lhjf75
Does anyone here make wine from grape juice. I don't mean juice like Welch's. I got grape juice for wine in 6 gallon buckets. Can't find anywhere on the net about making wine from this type of juice. I no it can be just a western mass thing.

Here are juice instructions from my local supplier.

http://jwdover.com/catalog/winemaking_how_to.php#Juice

http://www.grapeandgranary.com/juiceinstruction.html

It's pretty simple. I make all my white wines from juice like this.

saramc 12-01-2012 04:34 PM

You need to consult your source to find out if they have been dosed with k-meta/campden already, when and how much- because you really need to know this moving forward...if not, the wine may start fermenting on its own. Many times there is a label and it will indicate a SO2 level.

But here are instructions as provided by Walker's Fruit Basket.. http://www.walkersfruitbasket.com/Pa...tructions.html

lhjf75 12-01-2012 07:09 PM

Thanks, I all ready made the wine. I am just feeling like an outcast. Cant find anyone making wine from that kind of juice or making wine in old stainless steel beer kegs.

lhjf75 12-01-2012 07:11 PM

This is just juice nothing added. A guy i work with buys the juice puts it in kegs and lets it ferment with the natural yeasts

Yooper 12-01-2012 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by lhjf75 (Post 4639689)
This is just juice nothing added. A guy i work with buys the juice puts it in kegs and lets it ferment with the natural yeasts

Yes, many people do that. Some buy the juice (or the grapes) in buckets and do acid adjustments and the like as well. I'd say it's the most common way for winemakers to make wine, unless they own a vineyard.

lhjf75 12-01-2012 09:40 PM

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Originally Posted by novalou (Post 4638612)

Here are juice instructions from my local supplier.

http://jwdover.com/catalog/winemaking_how_to.php#Juice

http://www.grapeandgranary.com/juiceinstruction.html

It's pretty simple. I make all my white wines from juice like this.

After looking at your link I realize where I was going wrong with my internet searches. Not using the word "fresh" in my searches

fuzzy15845 12-02-2012 02:45 AM

Check out walkers fruit juice. Forestville ny. I have been getting juice there for 15 years!

WilliamSlayer 12-02-2012 10:53 AM

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Originally Posted by lhjf75 (Post 4639682)
Thanks, I all ready made the wine. I am just feeling like an outcast. Cant find anyone making wine from that kind of juice or making wine in old stainless steel beer kegs.

The only difference between buying just the juice and the wine kits is that you have to measure out the other ingredients yourself as opposed to tearing open a package and adding the contents. Most of the wine I have done is from kits, but lots of folks here in CT buy pails of juice.

The stainless steel keg setup is simple and elegant. Glad to see someone using it for wine as opposed to beer!

lhjf75 12-02-2012 11:12 AM

Well this is my first year making wine. I got all my info to start my wine from the guy I work with. I don't think next time I will make my wine the same way. Like I said all he does is dump the juice in the kegs , adds some brown sugar and let the yeast already in there do it thing. So that's what I have sitting in the basement right now is that style of wine.


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