How To Make Wine
All wine kits include easy to follow detailed instructions.
It has never been easier to produce quality wines in your own home. Kits make 6 or 30 bottles consisting of quality ingredients giving you superb results every time.
What will I need? ( Based on 30 bottle wine kit )
The wine kit of your choice
* Not all kits require suger
How Do I Do It?
Please ensure you carefully read your wine kit instructions before starting your wine.
It's also a good idea to double check your kit contents before starting.
We cannot stress enough how important it is to thoroughly sterilse all equipment before use. We recommend using Young's Cleaner / Steriliser.
Empty the juice into the fermenter / vessel. Your kit instructions will advise the required amount of water, we recommend you add 50 / 50 - Hot ( not boiling ) / Cold, adding hot first and stirring thoroughly.
If your kit requires sugar - use the hot water to help dissolve it.
After making sure the Juice / Water / Sugar is thoroughly mixed, use your Hydrometer and take a note of the reading. This will not only make sure you have thoroughly mixed but will help you determine your alcohol content at the end.
Add the Yeast / Bentonite and ensure the fermenter lid is tightly closed, fit the bung and airlock (containing water). Fermentation should start within 48 hours. This is shown by bubbles passing through the airlock.
A constant temperature will produce a more stable fermentation. Temperature variations may effect fermentation.
When the "bubbles" have stopped or slowed in the airlock, check wine has finished using your Hydrometer. You can also taste the wine at this stage to see if it suits your palate.
As a guide, this is how your wine will taste.
990 - 994 = Dry
995 - 999 = Medium
1000 - 1005 = Sweet
In order to work out your alcohol content, take your starting gravity minus ( - ) your finishing gravity and divide by 7.41.
As an example - 1.090 - 1.000 = 90 Divide 90 by 7.41 = 12.14% ABV.
Once the wine has finished add the stabiliser and "De Gas". De Gassing the wine is a simple process of removing the Co2 from the wine. Either stir or shake the wine, a "foamy head" will appear. Repeat this during the day over 2-3 days until all the foam has nearly all gone.
De Gassing also helps with clearing.
You will then add the finings, after around a week your wine should be crystal clear & ready for bottling / dispensing.