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Old 08-28-2012, 10:37 PM   #1
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I've got a good bit of muscadine wine im making. Can it be bottled in mason jars?



 
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:49 PM   #2
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The tough part is the mason jars use heat/cooling created vacuum for sealing and heat for sanitation. Unless you have completely degassed the wine, CO2 will eventually force the seal open.


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Old 08-28-2012, 10:54 PM   #3
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Assuming you keep it out of sunlight, I don't see a problem.

The larger issue comes from drinking out of mason jars: It is a dangerous activity, don't say you weren't warned. lol

Actually, any booze I drank growing up tended to come out of mason jars... Makes me rather homesick just thinking about it.

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Old 09-03-2012, 10:42 PM   #4
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I am doing a first attempt at wine with yard grown muscadines myself; seems to me a mason jar fits it just about right. going to use quart jars for mine.

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:57 PM   #5
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How about filling the jars? Should you fill them to the brim to minimize oxygen exposure?

I have about 4 gallons of Mustang Grape wine that will be rerady to bottle in December and I also plan on using Mason jars.
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Old 09-04-2012, 06:02 PM   #6
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Why mason jars and not bottles?
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:26 PM   #7
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Why mason jars and not bottles?
For one, I don't have a corker and don't plan on buying one. Two, I think it would be cool to package homemade wine in mason jars, adding to the novelty of it.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:29 PM   #8
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For one, I don't have a corker and don't plan on buying one. Two, I think it would be cool to package homemade wine in mason jars, adding to the novelty of it.
do you have a capper? beer bottles work well.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:52 PM   #9
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I planned on using Mason jars, I think it will be cool for homemade wine and mead.

 
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:01 PM   #10
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Mason jars are not meant to hold any pressure. As long as your wine or mead is still it will be fine.


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