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Old 09-23-2009, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default I'm making my first batch this weekend...

I'm here to read, read, ask questions and read some more.

I am a beer lover at heart, but the grape vines in my yard just couldn't be ignored. I had said I would start beermaking this fall, but I'll be trying my hand at wine first.

This looks like a fantastic forum and I can't wait to dive in! Does anyone have any words of wisdom to pass on this afternoon?


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Old 09-23-2009, 09:21 PM   #2
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What kind of grapes do you have??


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Old 09-23-2009, 09:23 PM   #3
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What kind of grapes do you have??
They're seeded Concord. VERY sweet and delicious!
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Okay, I've got my beer kit and all of my winemaking stuff too... I'm about to get started! I have a couple questions:

A couple recipes I've read say I have to ferment the wine about 10 days, then rack, wait a week, rack again... Is this necessary? How many times should I be moving the wine before I bottle it? I understand that the process is different than beer, so maybe this is important, but I want to know what my best (i.e. easiest, most efficient) option is.

I didn't get a nylon bag to put my fruit in. It looks like I can strain the fruit out after fermentation. Is that true? Will this be okay or do I need to go back to the lhbs?
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