There are many books where you will get the information on wine making. You can get plenty of recipes for making wine from fruits like apples, grapes, strawberries or blackberries. But why to refer books when you are getting the information right here…
In the following write up, I have described few ways to make a cranberry wine.
Making wine from concentrates YETI ONE GALLON can give you an effortless and the most uniform way to make remarkable cranberry wines with enhanced flavor. You can make the wine from concentrate in a very easy way. The correct equipment is very essential while making any kind of wine.
The major ingredients needed to prepare the cranberry wine are as under:
1 gallon glass jug, 12 ounce cans of frozen cranberry juice concentrate, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/4 tsp wine yeast, 3/4 cup warm water and container of water.
There are few equipments you will require such as:
A rubber stopper or air lock device for the gallon jug, 12-18 inches of plastic tubing which will fit over the glass tube along with 1 funnel.
Before you start with the process of wine making, make sure to sterilize the jugs and other utensils in order to kill bacteria. Otherwise the wine will be spoiled very soon as there would be chances of having bacteria in the wine.
Now let’s start the wine making process. Dissolve 1 tbsp of sugar along with yeast in 3/4 cup of lukewarm water. Stir the water until the sugar is dissolved. Cover the container and set aside for couple of hours so that the fermentation get started.
Pour juice with sugar dissolved in it into a jug. You can use the funnel for pouring the juice. Put warm water and yeast mixture. Place the stopper on the top of the jug. You can also attach the plastic tubing over end of glass tube. Put the jug on a warm shelf in basement. Put the container of water next to jug and put end of plastic tube in water. The level of water should be sufficient to keep end of tube under water. The tube will allow carbon dioxide gas to escape whereas the water will prevent air contaminated with bacteria from entering the jug with wine.
After a month or so, you can notice that the air bubbles are not entering the container of water from the wine jug and the juice has become clear. You will also find the sediments at the bottom of the jug. At this time, you can get a two foot length of 1/2 to 3/4 inch clear plastic tubing, take out the stopper and drain off juice into another sterilized jug. Do not touch the sediments as they will be poured down the drain while the jug along with wine should be capped with a screw-on cap or cork stopper. You can store the wine in cool and dry place for 12 months or so. When the wine ages, you can serve it chilled.