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Making Wine at Home
BlogAirmiles - where's my stuff?Hits 10211 | Last Modified 2008-04-01 I never did anything with my airmiles, so thought I'd use the balance I'd worked up over the last 10 years to buy something, anything. So why, 3 weeks after ordering, has nothing turned up yet?MiscApple Wine RecipeHits 193363 | Last Modified 2008-04-01 An old, trusted recipe. However, be sure to make extra care with sterilisation, and be aware that the type of apple dramatically changes the finished flavour.MiscBlackberry Wine RecipeHits 63270 | Last Modified 2008-04-01 A nice dark wine, I like it sweet.MiscCarrot WineHits 26465 | Last Modified 2008-04-01 This is pretty hard-core stuff, more whisky than wine! Matures over a year or so in bottles well.MiscDamson Wine RecipeHits 51330 | Last Modified 2008-04-01 A pleasant, dark, full wine. I like it sweet.MiscEasy Potato WineHits 60662 | Last Modified 2008-04-01 I recently drank a 12-year-old bottle of this and it was fantastic - a cross between a liqueur and sherry. Can't remember what it was like just after being made, but the fact that I left it for so long means that it is probably best aged a little...ArticleHow to make easy Mead recipeHits 60456 | Last Modified 2008-04-01 I thought I'd try my hand at mead. This recipe is a mix of a few I found on the net. It is pretty easy and requires little special ingredients or equipment.ArticleMarijuana wine recipeHits 37256 | Last Modified 2008-04-01 I met a guy who made his own cannabis wine, I asked for the recipe out of curiosity and offer it here for your interest. He said it was good, but I have no idea if it is or not.MiscRackingHits 19387 | Last Modified 2008-04-01 As your wine ferments it will gather a layer of sediment, or lees, on the bottom of the fermentation jar. Whenever you get a good inch of so of the stuff, you should rack the wine off to avoid the possibility of spoiling the wine.MiscWine BottlingHits 4986 | Last Modified 2008-04-01 Once your wine has stopped fermenting, you should bottle it. How do you know when your wine has stopped fermenting? It should be (mostly) clear, and the level of water in the fermentation lock should stay level, indicating that there is no pressure inside the jar - no bubbles pass through it any longer. If you've had your wine in your bedroom cupboard, you'll know it is ready because you'll miss the little plop-plop noise it used to make.ArticleWine notesHits 3702 | Last Modified 2008-04-01 Some wine-making Q & A's