Going to jump in on this post.
I recently have been thinking about jumping into the wine scene as well. I made a kit of Pinot Grigio from Vina del Vida and it turned out pretty damn strong! 15.7% to be exact! Higher then your normal Pinot Grigio! Didn't make any additions or changes from what the recipe called for. Anyways, that is taking up room and aging in my kegerator right now at 41*F. I started my second batch of wine making 5 gallons of Apfelwein somewhat following EdWort's recipe, I used dark brown sugar instead of corn sugar. That has been in the primary for about a month now, not sure whether to secondary it or just going right to bottling, seems pretty clear. Any thoughts?
Now I am looking into making real fresh fruit wines and saw the link to the Jack Keller website. Are his recipes set to produce 1 gallon batches? If so, what is the best "kit" out there to get started with 1 gallon batches? I came across a kit atNorthern Brewer
for pretty cheap, but not sure if it's everything I need. Also, 1 gallon of wine makes 5 750ml bottles?!?! The math says that but it doesn't seem like that! Guess looks can be deceiving. Is it worth it to do just 5 bottles at a time? Seems it would have it's Pro's and Con's. Pros: You get to experiment more often with different batches. Cons: You are making batches for only 5 bottles! Waiting a year for just a gallon of wine!!