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Old 04-11-2008, 05:11 AM   #1
Apr 2008
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I understand the concept of making beer, but I'd like to try my cards at wine making. anyone mind giving me a brief little rundown on how to make wine, especially the differences it has over beer.

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Old 04-11-2008, 05:21 AM   #2
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nae fizz mate. nae fizz. least apart from those sparkling ones

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Old 04-11-2008, 06:39 AM   #3
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If you want to do it the simple way, you basically treat juice like wort. It's a lot easier than making beer.
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Old 04-11-2008, 11:09 AM   #4
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Wine is basically fermented juice of fruits (or vegetables, or flowers, etc). It's a very easy process, if you're making "country" wine. Wine from grapes usually involves ph testing and some other things, so it can be a bit more involved.

Here's my favorite website for the basics:
Broken Leg Brewery
Giving beer a leg to stand on since 2006

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Old 04-11-2008, 03:12 PM   #5
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Jack's site is definitely great, that's how I got started, and have always been ahppy with his background and his recipes.

Basically, if you can brew beer, you can brew wine. And wine tends to be a bit more forgiving on sanitation (but still make sure you're careful with it anyway)

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