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    Deltawhiskey is offline Sprouter
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    Default Wine from grapes

    I was looking at some of the threads and noticed that some are treating grapes as just another ingredient fruit. Apart from yeast and sulphur dioxide grapes contain all that is necessary to make wine including enough nutrients for the yeast. You don't need to add what you would for a country wine. For red (rose in this country unless elderberries are added for colour) crush them, sulphite them and a day later add the yeast. Ferment keeping covered on the pulp to extract colour and tannins. Stir up twice a day then squeeze out the juice and continue ferment in a demijohn or larger container if you are lucky. Ferment until finished.

    For whites crush grapes and squeeze out juice into a demijohn, sulphite and a day later add yeast until fermentation has finished.

    I have made wine from both wine and desert grapes but the wine grapes are always best.

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    And that's how wine's made , some reciepies add a lot of water and that's not how wine's made , it's called wash. However for a cheap and cheerful brew add boxed grape juice.

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    hi you are right that grapes have everything you need in them to make wine but on average it takes about 1200 grapes to make a bottle of wine so unless you have a well established grape vine (30 years +) ,a vinyard or bill gates bank details it makes sense that people add there grapes to other mixes to make larger batches ,cheers

    p.s. info from ctgwines.com
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    Default Growing wine from grapes

    Quote Originally Posted by the big lebowski View Post
    hi you are right that grapes have everything you need in them to make wine but on average it takes about 1200 grapes to make a bottle of wine so unless you have a well established grape vine (30 years +) ,a vinyard or bill gates bank details it makes sense that people add there grapes to other mixes to make larger batches ,cheers

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    I made wine from grapes last year - our neighbours had both black and white grapes hanging from vines attached to their house - I was very pleased with the result -although very messy we enjoyed the fruits of our labour and of course we had to give them a few bottles - went down well at Christmas!

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    We had 30 pounds of grapes given to us the other day - I put them into a sterilised preserving bucket - left them for a day- added yeast next day added some sugar- put the whole lot through a sieve - now in Demi johns - had to wash the air lock three times because it was bubbling over - but it's working well !!

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