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We’re Whiners….I Mean We’re Making Wine!

Glen and I decided to try our hand at making wine. 

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I am thinking that the UPS guy hates us right about now.  That is about 120 pounds worth of “stuff” that we ordered from a company called Northern Brewer.  They have everything you need for both making wine and beer.

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This is what it looks like unpacked.  That is a lot of “stuff”.

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First step in the process was sanitizing everything.  Lilly was very interested until she realized water was involved.

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Here we are mixing bentonite with some distilled water.  Mmmmmm, muddy water!

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I selected a California Pinot Noir. 

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Adding the concentrated grape juice to the muddy water.  We also added a couple of gallons of distilled water.

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As much as I love those grapes, yeast is really the star of the party.

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Just sprinkle the yeast on the top of the juice, put the airtight lid, (equipped with an airlock), on the fermenting bucket and wait for the yeast to get wild and crazy.  By the next day it was burbling away.  We will test it next Sunday, so stay tuned.

 

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