Home Wine Making the Right Way

Home wine making is easy to do if you have the right equipment and the patience to wait for perfection.



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Erin proudly shows off a glass of her finest strawberry vintage wine.
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Stomping the grapes for wine was a favorite past time at Erin's childhood home where her family practiced home wine making principles.
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Bottles and air locks ready for duty in the home wine making process.
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Either of these corker models will do the job nicely for your homemade wine.
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Adding crushed Campden tablets to the initial fruit mix.
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Adding sugar to the mix.
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Adding yeast nutrient to the fruity mix.
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Use 15 pounds of strawberries for each gallon of wine.
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Placing the air lock over the wine jug before fermentation.
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Cinnamon clove wine served on a December night is Erin's idea of heaven.
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Siphoning the already racked wine into bottles for further aging.Bottles should be sealed with corks soaked in a sulfite solution.
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