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Old 09-11-2011, 09:39 PM   #1
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As far as I know all I need to do is clean the grapes an maby swish then ? Any thing I should do be for u put then in to make wine ?


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Old 09-11-2011, 11:04 PM   #2
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Probably want to let them sit on campden for 24hrs before pitching. I would also break this skins on the grapes. Since we're on this topic does anyone have a wine recipe for home grown garden variety grapes?


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Old 09-13-2011, 12:45 AM   #3
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Probably want to let them sit on campden for 24hrs before pitching. I would also break this skins on the grapes. Since we're on this topic does anyone have a wine recipe for home grown garden variety grapes?
Jack Keller does! http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/natives.asp (links to recipes at the bottom!)
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Ya I ended up just washing them an putting them in a bowl an smashing them up.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:00 AM   #5
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Normally winegrapes are never washed (except by the rain), it just dilutes the flavours.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:55 AM   #6
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Cool that's good to know thank you !
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:02 AM   #7
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I'm Europe most don't even add yeast it spontaneously ferments. Are they red or white grapes?
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They are so dark there almost blue...
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