WINE MAKING 101

You can make your own homemade wine for as little as $40.00 in start-up supplies!
Sorry, we can't ship wine juice, but we can provide and ship your supplies by calling 412-227-1982.

What you will need:
6 Gallon Juice Bucket
5 Gallon Carboy or Wooden Barrel
Breather Lock and Cork
1 Gallon Glass Vinegar Bottle or Similar
Siphon Kit
An empty styrofoam coffe cup or something similiar

1.) Shake the 6 gallon juice bucket vigorously. Open the bucket and pour 5 gallons of juice into the carboy or barrel.
2.) Add a little water or juice to the clear window of the airlock.
3.) Empty the balance of the 6 gallon bucket into a 1 gallon clean glass bottle. (Keep your empty bucket, you will use it later in the wine making process.
4.) Place an empty Styrofoam coffee cup on top of the glass jar. (This will allow the gallon jar to breathe).
5.) Place both the carboy and the glass jar in a cool basement, or someplace similiar, so they both can ferment simultaneously.
6.) Let ferment until there is no more activity in both the jar and the carboy. Cork the carboy and the glass jug.
7.) After a couple of months, siphon the wine from the carboy, keeping the bottom of the rod at least 1-1/2" from the bottom of the carboy and suction the contents of the carboy back into the bucket.
8.) Clean the sediment out of the carboy with a hose, and throw away. Pour the contents of the bucket back into the carboy.
9.) Use the contents of the glass jar to fill the carboy.
10.) Cap the remainder of the glass jar and refrigerate. Repeat again in a month or two.

If you plan to drink your wine in the first year or so, there is no need for yeast or sulfites.

*When making wine from Italian Wine Juice (available in the fall), your wine could be done as soon as Christmas, but most people wait till Easter.
* When making wine from Chilean Wine Juice (available every Spring), your wine could be enjoyed as soon as your 4th of July celebration or wait till Thanksgiving.