A Timeline for Wine
Make your own delicious wine by following these easy steps
Add crushed fruit, water, sugar, Pectic Enzyme, Grape Tannin, Acid Blend, and Campden Tablets per recipe and cover with a lid.
After 24 hours add the Wine Yeast
After 24 hours add the Wine Yeast
The wine should start to ferment in 1 to 2 days. Stir once daily.
The wine should
start to ferment
in 1 to 2 days.
Stir once daily.
 
      
After 7 to 10 days strain out the fruit and pulp with a strainer or straining bag. After 7 to 10 days strain out the fruit and pulp with a strainer or straining bag.
Let this sit
for 3 weeks
    
      
After 3
weeks..

Rack your wine after 3 weeks. Don't forget to top up for each racking!
Rack Wine
1 month
later..

Rack your wine after one month. Don't forget to top up for each racking!
Rack Wine
 
      
Continue racking and settling until the wine is clear. Don't forget to 'top up' EACH time you rack! If the wine is not clearing after the third racking, consideration should be given to adding a fining agent or filtering your wine.
After the wine is clear stabilize with potassium sorbate to prevent refermentation 3 days prior to bottling.
After the wine has been prepared for bottling, rack into a bottling bucket. If desired, sweeten the wine by adding a sugar syrup (2 cups sugar boiled with 1 cup water, to taste), then bottle.
Tips for racking your homemade wine
Tips:
To RACK: means to syphon or transfer from one container to another. For racking supplies click here
TOP UP: means to keep the carboys full at all times. You may fill them with water, wine or juice.
FINING AGENTS: like bentonite clay, sparkloid, gelatin or isinglass may be used to help clear the wine. You may also use special filtration to clear the wine for you.
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