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  • 3 Reasons Why Your Starting Hydrometer Reading Is Wrong

    Posted on January 3, 2017 by Ed Kraus

    His Starting Hydrometer Reading Is WrongTaking a starting hydrometer reading is one of the most important things you can do when making homemade wine. This is a reading that is taken with a wine hydrometer before the fermentation has started. It is usually taken at the same time the yeast is added to the wine must. Having an accura...

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  • A Quick Tip For Racking Wine

    Posted on December 29, 2016 by Ed Kraus

    Girl Racking WineFirst off, many of you may be wondering, "what does racking wine mean"? So let's get that out of the way first. In terms of making wine, the definition of racking wine is the process of transferring a wine or must from one fermenter to the next so as to leave the sediment behind. Racking wine is necessary because you do not want the ...

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  • Wine of the Month: Apple Wine

    Posted on October 1, 2016 by Ed Kraus

    Apple wine, also commonly referred to hard cider, is one of the oldest fermented beverages in the United States. This crisp, sweet wine can be made from fresh apples, apple concentrate, or even apple cider. Even better, October is the perfect time to pick apples from your local orchard. Fall is a great time to make this wine. Read on to find out more about apple wine, along with our exclusive recipe and wine pairing tips. Pick Your Apple Similar to baking an apple pie or apple tart, different apples will yield different flavors. For a sweet...

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  • Wine of the Month: Pear Wine

    Posted on September 1, 2016 by Ed Kraus

    Our wine of the month is pear wine. This lightly colored, sweet wine packs in the nutrients given the healthful properties of its main ingredient: pears. In addition to a delicious recipe, we’ve got some useful tips so you get the most flavor out of your wine. Why should I make pear wine? Pears are a member of the rose family of plants and are chockfull of antioxidants, dietary fiber, and flavonoids. In fact, about half of the fiber found in the pear can be found in its skin. The phylonutrients contained in this delicious fruit not only con...

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  • 3 Tips For Making Homemade Pear Wine At Home

    Posted on September 1, 2016 by Ed Kraus

    Pears For Making WineI have tried several times making wine from pears and always end up with a wine that tastes like weak moonshine. It has a smooth taste but not much flavor. I had a friend make some homemade pear wine as well and his turned out the same way. We have come to the conclusion that there is probably sugar locked into the fruit that...

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  • Best Environments for Making Wine in Your Home

    Posted on April 24, 2016 by Ed Kraus

    It is essential to understand where you should and shouldn’t be making wine in your home. The difference between a good and bad batch of wine is dependent on the environment that it ferments in. Wine can be made in any home, but you must be able to find the best possible environment to achieve winemaking success. Space If you have some extra space, it is possible to have a winemaking station of your own. There are a couple of aspects to consider when finding the perfect location. First, and most important, is temperature control. In order to...

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  • Ready to Make Your Own Wine? Make Sure You Do These 3 Things Before You Start

    Posted on April 17, 2016 by Ed Kraus

    Making wine for the first time can often make you feel like a mad scientist. Even when following a recipe step-by-step, uncertainty about the finished product remains. Will it taste good? Did I add enough yeast? How long is too long for fermentation? These are all questions you may ask yourself the first time you make wine. Perfecting the art of making wine takes practice and several batches. However, there are a few things you can do to make sure your first batch doesn’t leave you with a bad taste in your mouth. Clean and Sanitize Your Equi...

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  • What Vineyard? You Can Make Wine at Home

    Posted on April 3, 2016 by Ed Kraus

    In a world where you can DIY just about anything, why not try wine? There’s a good chance you already have some of the household items tucked away in your pantry. With the right tools, ingredients, and environment, you can bottle up a hefty batch of your favorite vino. Here’s how to get started: Find the right space In order to make 30 bottles of wine, you’ll need a 24”x 24” space. This space can be anywhere in your house or apartment, as long as it fosters the right environment for fermentation. We recommend your kitchen, mudroom, basement...

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  • 7 MORE Random Wine Making Facts...

    Posted on October 29, 2015 by Ed Kraus

    Sharing Wine Making FactsA few weeks ago we posted the blog, "7 Random Wine Making Facts...". It had such a great response we decided to put some more wine making facts into a post. These are trivial little pieces of information that randomly shoot off into different areas of wine and winemaking. Some of them you may already know, b...

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  • Other Ways To Seal Wine Bottles

    Posted on June 16, 2015 by Ed Kraus

    Closures that provide other ways to seal wine bottles.Many beginning winemakers will be happy to know that you do not have to buy a corker to seal your wine bottles. We have other ways to seal wine bottles during the wine making process. Consider the alternatives lis...

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