Wine making at home is growing in popularity all around the world and there are a few reasons for this. One of the biggest is the cost to transport wine is going up along with the cost of gas, which raises the cost of wine at the grocery store and wine shops.
Lately there have been a whole slew of guides cropping up designed to help the beginning home wine maker get started. Truth is, you can actually make high quality, award winning wine at home, in a 5 gallon food bucket.
You’ll need some materials and you have to do some preparation. You have to have a hydrometer, a 5-gallon bucket and an airtight secondary fermentation vessel know in the industry as a “carboy”. You will also need some inexpensive airlocks and plastic tubing to round out the equipment.
There are also the chemicals you’ll need. Yeast, which is not really a chemical but a dormant microbe, citric acid, potassium sorbate, metabisulfate, campden tablets, pectin enzyme and a few others.
The big secret to wine making at home is, get the good stuff right off the bat.
Did you know that there are vineyards that will sell you small quantities of grapes or even crushed grapes and juices, fresh from their vineyard? That’s right. They are hard to find, but they do exist. There is at least one wine making guide that lists these sources.
Beside the money you save by making your own wine (you can make wine for about 25 cents a bottle), there is also the joy of making a beverage with your own hands that you can drink. If you make a really good batch, just imagine the praise you’ll get from your friends and family.
The “Inner Circle of 21st Century Home Winemakers” is by far the easiest-to-follow guide that’s out there. With step-by-step videos and e-book guides that speak to you in plain layman’s English, this is the program anyone thinking about wine making at home should have.
Now that you know a little about what it takes for wine making at home you probably want to get started. Okay, click the link to get a couple wine making recipes and learn some more about wine making and the “Inner Circle of 21st Century Home Winemakers”.