Monday, 25 November 2013

Get ready for Christmas with a bottle of wine

This is been some years I have been making wine at home and share it with some of my friends. It is most of the years in month of Nov I start preparing so that I have it ready by Christmas. I thought it would be a nice idea to share the recipe in Mirage.
It is very simple only thing that you need to have is patience. You should be a little extra careful when you make wine, because wrong bacteria can make it vinegar. This has happened with me once. I had 25 litres of vine vinegar which I did not know what to do J
I will tell you how to make wine from one kilogram of grapes. You can make wine with any fruit, the process remain the same.
  1. Black grapes 1 Kg
  2. Sugar 1 Kg
  3. Wheat : 50 g
  4. Yeast: 10 g
  5. Water: 2.5 litre
  1. A ceramic / plastic pot
  2. Wooden long handle spoon
  3. A filter
Boil 2.5 litres of water and keep it closed to cool
Clean the whole grain wheat and keep it to drip all water.
Clean grapes well and remove it from the stems. You can clean it three to four times to make sure that all the dirt is gone.
Boil some water for five minutes in a big vessel and drop all the grapes in to it and take it back immediately. This is to make sure that grapes is properly cleaned.
Take a pot which you wanted to make wine it. A ceramic pot is better. It is also fine if it is plastic. Metal pots are not advised.
Take the Yeast in a small vessel and pore some water in it. And keep it for some time.
Put all the grapes in to the pot and smash it with the wooden spoon. Need to just smash a little.
Pore the already cooled water, 2.5 litre in to the pot.
Pore the yeast water
Put half of the sugar 500 g
Put the wheat and stir it.
Close the pot and keep it in a cool dark place.

Next day same time open it and stir it with the wooden spoon. Make sure that you have cleaned the spoon well. Do not use detergents. Better sterilise it, by poring hot water on the spoon.
Keep it closed and keep it back in the same place.
Continue to do this process for the next 21 days.

On the 21st day open it and pore the whole thing out in to a clean dry vessel.
Clean the Ceramic pot with hot water and let it cool.
Filter the juice and pore it to the ceramic pot again.
Make sure that you use a gloves if you use your hand. Any wrong bacteria can make it to 4 litres of vine vinegar. J
Put the balance sugar 500 g and stir it .

Tightly close the pot and keep it closed for another 25 days. 25 days is the minimum. The more it is kept the better the wine. Is.
Pore it out and keep it in a glass bottle and use it when you want. Hey make sure you send me a small bottle to taste once you make it

1 comment:

  1. I want to try this. Smaller quantity for the first time though :P I'll let you know how it turns out!