How to Ferment Wine


You don't have to be a scientist, a wine connoisseur or even a cook to whip this homemade wine into a gorgeous bouquet. While the ingredients list is short, the brew time is a little on the long side. Be patient--it's worth the wait.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 can of juice concentrate
  • Sugar
  • 1 package of wine-grade yeast
  • Jug
  • Large balloon
  • Rubber band
  • Cheese cloth
  • Combine one can of juice concentrate with sugar in a saucepan, and boil until sugar is dissolved. Add one package yeast to the mixture.

  • Pour those ingredients into a jug, and add cold water to fill the jug.

  • Rinse a large balloon out with water to get the inside as clean as possible.

  • Place the balloon over the mouth of the jug and secure it tightly with a rubber band.

  • Put the jug in a cool, dark place.

  • Check the brew daily. As the sugar turns into alcohol, the balloon fills with the gases. As it continues to ferment, the balloon deflates.

  • Remove the balloon when it has deflated, usually after about 6 weeks to 2 months. Strain the wine using cheesecloth to remove any yeast or sugar chunks, and store in a jug with lid.

Tips & Warnings

  • Don't substitute wine-grade yeast for regular yeast. You can find it at your supermarket.
  • After you strain the wine, put it in corked bottles and keep cool to make it last longer.
  • Check with local authorities before selling any homemade wine. There may be laws prohibiting the sale.
  • The alcohol content of homemade brew wine is not easily controlled. Use judgment when drinking.

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