If you want to know how to make homemade wine to be the perfect hosts in meetings with friends and family, don’t miss this post. We will teach you how to fill your wine cellars with bottles made by yourself.
So look on the bright side. If it doesn’t work out for you, you can always leave them to make nice in that hole in the wine fridge, which we always have empty. Are you ready? Let’s do it.
How to make homemade wine: the ingredients
The choice of fruit is essential. As a rule, any fruit could be good for making wine. But taking into account that we are beginners and we do not want to leave our wine cellars empty before time, our advice is that you choose the grapes or the berries.
And if you really want to be proud of your creation , make a point by picking the fruit yourself. Before starting to mix, the first thing we have to do is make sure that we have the ingredients in fundamental quantities:
- Fruit cups: 16
- Honey cups: 2
- Yeast packets: 1
- Filtered water
- Sodium Metabisulfite Tablet: 1
Do not suffer if you lack any. We trust your ingenuity. Since, since we discovered this fantastic drink, human beings have always known how to make homemade wine in all ways. Even before wine cellars existed.
Materials to make homemade wine
Once we have our fruit washed, carved and without leaves, we can start making homemade wine. Think that the fruit is the flavor. So all the pampering is little in this part. You can peel it, but the best part is the peel. So you will have a much smoother wine if you opt for this option. Well, these are the materials you need:
- A 7.5 L glass jug
- A 4 L carafe
- An airlock
- A thin plastic tube
- Wine Bottles
Steps to make homemade wine
Once we have located all the ingredients and materials, we will begin to crush the fruit until its juice covers about 4 cm of the upper part of the jar . Next, add the sodium metabisulfite tablet to kill wild yeast and bacteria.
So, we add the honey to sweeten the wine. So be careful with the amounts (no more than 2 cups). Finally, we add the yeast. A step that we will skip if we use the wild one and have not destroyed it with the metabisulfite tablet, of course.
The last step in making wine: aging
As you well know, wine needs to ferment in order to be in optimal conditions in our wine cellars. During this period, bacteria and insects will become our worst enemies.
To ferment the wine at home, we will cover the pitcher with a cover that allows it to breathe and we will let it rest overnight. The temperature should be around 21 ° C, which will facilitate the growth of the yeast.
Do not forget to stir the wort from time to time for 3 days . As well as discovering the cover. Your pampering is essential to get a delicious drink. Worthy of entering our wine cellar.
At this point, we can strain the liquid into the jug to remove the solid waste and release the gas. Now we must wait at least a month to be able to taste our fantastic creation.
While you’re waiting, why don’t you decide which wine cooler will have the pleasure of keeping it? Get your wine cellar now !