Wine making is an easy, cost-efficient way to stock up on your favorite vintages. Although wine-making process is fairly simple, it’s important to follow steps carefully to ensure you don’t miss any elements. These steps will be crucial to success of your batch.
Once you’ve decided to make a batch of wine, first thing to consider is equipment needed. The following is a list of wine making equipment required to make a basic batch of red wine:
•Large nylon straining bag •Cloth (any kind will do) •Large pail (with a lid) •Hydrometer •Thermometer •Acid titration kit •Clear, bendable plastic tubing (a half inch in diameter) •Two, one gallon glass jugs •Corks •Hand corker •Fermentation lock and bung •Wine bottles (between 5 and 7)
After you’ve assembled necessary equipment, just follow these easy steps and you’ll produce a great batch of wine in practically no time at all:
1.Prepare Produce – First, inspect fruit to ensure grapes are ripe and free of insects or other contaminants. Put grapes in straining bag and measure sugar level using your hydrometer. A hydrometer can be purchased at any wine making store. The sugar density should be 22 ideally. Also, remember to remove stems from all grapes in order to make your wine smoother and sweeter. Finish this step by transferring ingredients into jug.