Everyone loves wine as the smooth taste it offers, along with the alcoholic touch, gives fantastic experience. Wine is something in which every detail matters, and if you are a wine lover, you would understand it. Every wine drinker must have dreamed of making his own wine at home. It seems a difficult task, but you can do it easily.
You need a few ingredients, and using them; you can easily make your own wine following a few easy steps. Some of the most significant steps that you can follow to make your custom wine are as follows.
Arrange the required ingredients
The first thing you need to do while making wine at your home is to gather the entire necessary ingredients that you will need for the preparation. There are a few basic things that you need before you begin the wine production;
- An airlock
- A 1-gallon small neck glass container
- A glass jar of around 7.5 liters of capacity
- A plastic tube
- Campden Tablets
- Some bottles of wine and corks
Note: If you are buying used Glass jars, then you must ensure that were not used for something that may spoil your wine.
Choose fruit for the wine
Usually, wine is prepared from grapes, but you can also choose other fruits according to your preferences. Berries or grapes are great options that you can pick. You must ensure that the fruit you are choosing is natural and no chemicals are used in growing it.
If possible, you must try to handpick the fruits as it will ensure premium quality. If you don’t have any vineyards nearby, then you can also buy wine grapes from the market as there are numerous sellers selling them, especially for wine production.
Wash and clean the fruit properly
The next thing that you need to do is cutting off the stems and leaves from the fruit and washing it properly. If you want more hygiene, then you can peel off the skin too but doing that will not give you the desired flavor in the wine. Natural yeast grows on the skin of fruits, and if you avoid washing them and let it grow, then it can help you in fermentation.
There are two options when it comes to yeast growth; wild growth and controlled growth. So, if you are confused among both, then you can produce two batches of wine, each with a different process. It will help you decide which one is better.
Crush the fruit and add yeast
In the next stage, you need to crush the fruit using a crusher or your hands. It is a crucial step to get all the juice from the fruit and then add some filtered water to it. Now you need to add a tablet of Camped to the mixture as it will kill the wild bacteria. Now you need to add yeast if you are not making wild yeast wine. After adding yeast, you can simply store the wine in a container and leave it for fermentation.