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MotherMoonPads 11-28-2012 06:12 PM

Re: Does anyone else make their own wine?

Originally Posted by daddy4manlycds (Post 15976235)
It's been a few years but I grew raspberries, blackberries and concord grapes and made my own wine. The hardest part is waiting for it to get done. :waiting:

That's what I'm having a hard time with right now! :)


Originally Posted by Only (Post 15976588)
I always thought it would be cool to stomp around on grapes in a massive wooden bucket.

:giggle: I think that would be fun. We have lots of wineries in the area, and they did a contest at the harvest festival this year to see who could stomp the most juice out of it. I tried to enter but it was full. Next year!


Originally Posted by blackberry75 (Post 15981157)
We've got 5g of both cherry and apple wine going right now. They're just about ready to be back sweetened. Also, we've got a small 1g of raspberry mead that needs another week or 2. Love making beer and wine. My husband took one of his apple wines and used endothermic reactions to make apple brandy, so good :drif:. Actually, I think we've made wine out of several fruits except for grapes lol.

I really don't drink :blush: so I'm still learning about how things should taste and look. It's been really interesting!


Originally Posted by megenic (Post 15981196)
We make wine but haven't made a batch in over a year due to DHs deployment. We probably won't make any for awhile because well be moving soon. But those carboys in the OP are making my mouth water.

It is blackberry, pluot, and strawberry (left to right). I'm still debating on what to make next :)


Originally Posted by Only (Post 15981400)
I was thinking I wish I knew too.

How is it made ladies? Is it difficult?

I bought this book at my local beer/wine making store. It's been a great resource!

hbee 11-29-2012 11:42 AM

Re: Does anyone else make their own wine?
My mom makes it sometimes, she did grape and raspberry and mead. Oh, and now I need to find some raspberry mead, sounds wonderful!

Buffy1023 12-09-2012 01:43 PM

Re: Does anyone else make their own wine?
We do every year. DH inherited all the equipment from his grandfather, so we just buy the grapes. We have about 30 gallons fermenting right now. We make mostly red, but have made flavors in the past.

Buffy1023 12-09-2012 01:48 PM

Re: Does anyone else make their own wine?
With the leftovers from the wine making, he makes grappa. Then whiskey from the left over beer :)

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