How to Make Homemade Grape Wine With Active Dry Yeast

Make your own grape wine at home with a few basic ingredients.
Make your own grape wine at home with a few basic ingredients. (Image: Grape and wine image by Marek Kosmal from Fotolia.com)

Homemade grape wine does not require many ingredients, but you will need to remain patient during the process. Once all the ingredients are combined, the sugar will begin turning into alcohol and it will release gasses that cause an attached balloon to inflate. Once the sugar stops producing gasses, the balloon will deflate and you can enjoy your homemade grape wine.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 active dry yeast package (.25 oz)
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 12 oz. bottle of grape juice concentrate
  • 4 qts. Water
  • 1 sterilized gallon glass jug
  • 1 latex balloon
  • 1 rubber band

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Combine the active dry yeast, sugar and juice in the jug.

Pour the water into the jug.

Rinse the balloon out with warm water. Place the balloon over the opening of the jug.

Secure the balloon with a rubber band.

Place the jug in a dark location. The temperature needs to remain at 70 degrees F. The balloon will inflate.

Remove the balloon after it deflates. This usually takes anywhere from 2 weeks to one month. Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy!

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