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Wine making options
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Making lager from a kit
Lager kit progress
Barrelling the Lager kit
The Finished Lager
Wine making options
Making wine from a kit
Wine kit progress
Filtering the wine
Bottling the wine
Labelling the bottles
The Finished Wine
All Grain Recipes
All Grain Brewing Introduction
All grain equipment and sterilising
Dry Yeast Starter
Splitting a Whitelabs yeast
Fermenting the Whitelabs yeast
Bottling and storing the Whitelabs yeast
Whitelabs yeast starter
Water Treatment
Mashing
Sparging Options
Fly Sparging
Batch Sparging Calculations
Batch Sparging
Boiling
Cooling
Aerating
Fermenting
Cask conditioning
Bottling
The finished beer
Storing my brews
General Information
My previous brews
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On this page I will briefly describe my winemaking experiences. 

Wine kits are now available in a vast range, if you wish to make anything from a 3 week budget kit to a top of the range single grape variety, you will have no problem finding a kit to suit your tastes.
 
I am also aware that many winemakers have made wines from scratch using many different types of fruit, as I have no experience of this I will stick to kit making information here.
 
Wine kits come in two sizes, 6 bottle (1 gallon) and 30 bottle (5 gallon), some kits are available in both sizes.
 
Making wine from a kit is straightforward, simply add the contents of the kit to a demijohn or 5 gallon fermenter depending on the size of the kit used, add any sugar required after mixing it with boiled water, top up to 1 or 5 gallons depending on the kit size, add the yeast and leave to ferment, when it is fermented add any stabilisers and finings required, let the wine clear up and syphon it off the sediment, filter it if you wish to do so, then bottle it.  Yes, it really is that simple.
 
Be careful not to add the yeast if the wine container feels warm to the touch, this will almost certainly happen if you make a 1 gallon kit and add sugar to it which has been dissolved in boiled water.  Simply wait until it has cooled down before adding the yeast.
 
The following pages will give a step by step description on how to make a kit wine.
 
 

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All the information given on this website is from my own personal experiences and are well tried and tested.  However, if you try something you have seen here and it does not work out, I accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or injury that may occur.