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Old 06-22-2009, 03:49 PM   #1
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Pinching dollars and I got nothing in my carboys, woe is me.

Whats a really cheap and yummy wine I can do? I don't care about time to age since I have soo many carboys empty.


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Old 06-22-2009, 03:50 PM   #2
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:03 PM   #3
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Well you're going to have to buy the sugar, so factor in that cost. Ditto the yeast. If you want "cheap", then pick whatever berries or fruits are available locally for free. Failing that, look for whatever fruit juices are on sale at Wal Mart. You can make a really decent wine from fruit juice.
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Thought of that already. Still need to find some apple juice on the cheap. The last time I went that route was freshly processed apple juice from a local orchard. Cost me around $36/5gal

I'm hoping to find even cheaper than that.
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I'm hoping to find even cheaper than that.

I make apfelwein with sams choice apple juice from wal-mart, and it turns out great.
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nm, found 4 gallons of apple juice at Cash and Carry for $16. Thats well into my budget
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Local wally world has their store brand apple juice (or some type of apple blend with other fruits which slip my mind) at $16/6 gallons. add some sugar and yeast and you're set.
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nm, found 4 gallons of apple juice at Cash and Carry for $16. Thats well into my budget
You live in Idaho -surely there are berries you can pick. Right now in Central Nebraska the mulberries are ripe. Look around - I'm sure there's something you can use.
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Good point. We are in the height of our cherry season


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Sour cherries make especially good wine! Blackberry wine is also a favorite of mine. It's too late now, but dandelion wine is pretty cheap to make. Welch's grape juice makes a pretty good concord grape wine, and their 100% Niagara grape juice makes a nice white wine.


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