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u/fossil112 · 2 pointsr/winemaking

That's really intriguing. I'm baffled at how easily many of our lives can be with instant gratification, but others like yourselves need to be more intentional and thorough with your decision making. Makes me appreciate what we have down here in the 48.

Edit: Definitely spend as much time on here as possible. I would also recommend a really good book for you to pickup at your local Barnes and Noble (they'll likely need to order it).

It's a book I've referenced ad nauseam but genuinely love it. I continually find helpful resources from the author.

u/Vock · 2 pointsr/winemaking

I'm using the "Joy of Home Winemaking" by Terry Garey. Her website is here, and her book link is here.

She does a lot more of fruit wines as opposed to grape wines, which is what I'd rather do. You can always go and pick up a bottle of grape wine anywhere, but apple-mango...not so much. The process is pretty simple, I think it's a lot easier than making beer, just the aging process is much much longer.

Right now I have a strawberry apple, pineapple-cantaloupe-orange (In honour of Jack Layton) and a spiced mead bulk aging, and 20 L or so of Apfelwein, which I think is what is usually recommended for a first try at wines since it's pretty easy, and tastes delicious after 3 months.

u/TheDarkHorse83 · 2 pointsr/winemaking

First, get the book The Home Built Winery. Inside of there, they have a large cabinet/closet that you can build that will help you store your containers in an organized manner, and keep the temp controlled. Then build a crusher and press, and anything else that you think you may need. Don't forget, you're going to need a lot of carboys and/or larger containers that will fit in your storage closet.

I'd want a good pump and a great filter system and a better way to bottle and cork.

As for a kegging set up, you should look at the homebrewing sub-Reddit, they build kegerators all the time. But you're going to have to use something other than CO2, unless you plan on only serving sparkling wine from the kegs.

Edit: I also forgot to mention that if you plan on getting bonded, then you're most likely going to need a sink in the garage.

u/SMC99 · 2 pointsr/winemaking

I went through our local UC Cooperative Master Gardener program and also read up on a few books.

It also helps to volunteer as a host at a local winery where you pour for guests. At a smaller winery you usually get to talk to the winemaker and get some ideas on what works in you area. I also found going up to Napa and shopping at the vineyard supply stores gave me a lot of insight on what worked and what didn't.

As for getting vines I started mine from cuttings of neighbors and friend's vineyards. Don't forget the rooting hormone powder.

Otherwise you can order the vines from nurseries listed on the Univerity of California National Grape Registry

Have fun and good luck!

u/RedWing007 · 2 pointsr/winemaking

If you are into native plants Wine from the Wilds is a good book talking about how to make wine from stuff you would find in north american forests. Loads of recipes and plant ID knowledge. My favorite easy to make wine is Strawberry wine. It is hard to find real strawberry wine in stores, so that might be a good starting point.

u/ThaBigTasty · 1 pointr/winemaking

I'm in the same boat as you. I followed this recipe. The only additional step I took was melting the sugar before I added it to the mix.

I bought a jug and a set of airlocks on Amazon. I bought a 4lb bag of sugar, a can of frozen white grape concentrate, and some packets of yeast at the grocery store. It cost about $25 total, but most of it was on the jug and airlocks, and I won't have to buy those again.

Since I had the extra airlock, I started another batch in a 3/4 gallon bottle of grape juice with some added sugar. Should the grape juice batch turn out better, the $10 jug wouldn't have even been necessary. I'm 10 days in, we'll see which batch turns out better.

u/derrickito1 · 1 pointr/winemaking

i use the recipe from the book "home winemakers companion" and i'm away from that book right now so can't get you the exact recipe.

most recipes are pretty similar though. you can't go wrong with eckraus recipes, here's one for raspberry which looks really similar to mine:

when using real fruit, i always freeze it first (it breaks down the fruit better) then i thaw it out completely a couple of days in the fridge before starting this recipe. it doesn't hurt to throw a couple more lbs of fruit in this recipe either, better taste

u/Froggr · 2 pointsr/winemaking

This is a good book for someone just starting out making primarily non-grape fruit and vegetable wines. It's pretty high level and doesn't get bogged down in nitty gritty, but gives you a process to make solid wine and encourages experimentation:

u/hamsterdave · 2 pointsr/winemaking

If you'll be doing anything at all with the vines, From Vines to Wine is a really great book. I'm just finishing it up. It's very well written, and just comprehensive enough to give you a working foundation without overwhelming you.

u/mindtapped · 3 pointsr/winemaking

I'm partial to this one: The Joy of Home Wine Making

It has many simple recipies and is a good book to start with.

u/YeknomStun · 1 pointr/winemaking

I’m a fan of this one, has a great spectrum of higher level understandings all the way down to the chemistry :

u/Ashlynkat · 1 pointr/winemaking

If you plan on taking any kind of Wine Science or Wine Chemistry course, this book should be first on your list (if it is not a req text book already). Awesome text.

u/modern-funk · 1 pointr/winemaking

A friend who studied Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis once recommended Windows on the World: Complete Wine Course although I haven't gotten a chance to read it myself yet.

u/Ahks · 2 pointsr/winemaking

For Mead and honey wines of various types.

If Mead tickles you come visit us on /r/mead :)

u/JollyIsTheRoger · 2 pointsr/winemaking

Techniques in home winemaking is a good one that walks you through a lot of the basics and some of the science.

u/frankw80 · 2 pointsr/winemaking

Side note: If you do use an airlock for long term, get this type....

versus this type....

I currently have six carboys on the rack coming up on 12 months and they all have the first type of airlock with the double chamber. At most I have lost 5mm of water over that period. I use a sharpie to mark a line so I can see if they are evaporating. With the second type of airlock, I can't go three months before having to add water. They also have a tendency to open a pathway for air to get to the wine while looking like they are okay for fill level.

u/baron4406 · 1 pointr/winemaking

They are ok for PH but acid level is a different animal. Google titration or "acid test" kits.

u/PlumptonBScVO · 2 pointsr/winemaking

Hornsey Chemistry and Biology of winemaking is cheap but has all the correct science