What are some good free recipes for making wine?


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To make simple homemade wine, pour 0.25 ounce of active dry yeast, 4 cups of sugar and 12 fluid ounces of frozen juice concentrate into a gallon jug. Do not use citrus-flavored juice. Fill the jug to the top with cold water, place a large balloon over the opening of the jug, and secure it with a rubber band. Store the jug in a cool, dark place for approximately six weeks or until the balloon expands and deflates.

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Another easy wine recipe calls for 5 pounds of Concord grapes, 2 quarts of water, 2 pounds of sugar and one package of wine yeast. Dissolve the sugar in the water, crush the grapes in a large container, and add the sugar mixture to the grapes. Add yeast to 2 to 3 ounces of water heated to 104 degrees, let the mixture simmer for 15 minutes, and then stir it. Add the yeast to the grapes, stir well, loosely cover the container loosely, and let the wine ferment for seven days. Transfer the wine to another container to ferment for another three to four weeks, bottle it, and let the wine age for one year.

To create a homemade wine from Muscadine grapes, mash 1 quart of Muscadine grapes in a container. Dissolve 6 cups of sugar in 3 quarts of water, pour the mixture over the grapes, and then sprinkle 1 packet of yeast over the ingredients. Stir the wine every day for a week, strain off the liquid, and place it in a new container with an airlock. Let the wine ferment for six weeks, strain it again, and bottle it, placing the cap lightly on top of the bottle for three days. This recipe also works with apples and blackberries.

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