Making homemade wine is quite simple, and requires very inexpensive supplies. The following is a step-by-step on making homemade wine from frozen non-citrus juice concentrates. The neat thing about making wine from concentrates is the consistency of the flavor, and the variety of tasty wines you can produce. Local markets stock a great variety of frozen juice concentrates these days that can make a delicious inexpensive wine.
For a red wine choose purple grape, pomegranate, cherry or strawberry juice, and for a white wine choose a white grape, pineapple, mango or apple juice. Frozen juice wines taste very good and mature with pretty high alcohol content for just a few dollars a bottle. With the many new flavors on the shelves, you could try several blends for a wonderful and tasty wine- yum…
Gather all these ingredients:
- 3 cups white granulated sugar
- 1 packet bread-making yeast
- 1 can frozen juice concentrate (non-citrus)
- Clean gallon jug
- Rubber band
- Small funnel
Follow these simple steps:
- Defrost the frozen juice by letting the container sit in a bowl of warm water for an hour.
- Purify a gallon milk jug with bleach and rinse very well.
- Pour the yeast, sugar and concentrated juice into the milk jug with the funnel.
- Shake the ingredients together.
- Fill the rest of the milk jug with warm (not hot!) water. This will activate the yeast. Put the lid on the jug and shake the ingredients together. Then take off the lid.
- Slide the balloon over the top of the milk jug and wrap the rubber band around the neck of the milk jug and the balloon to secure the balloon through the fermentation and wine-making process.
- Set the wine in a dark, warm place, at around 70 degrees. The balloon will fill with gases as the juice ferments. This is how you know the process is working.
- After three to 6 weeks the balloon will deflate and the process is complete.
- If you see sediment that you would rather not keep, pour your homemade wine into a bottle using a small funnel and a coffee filter to clarify- enjoy