These are the do’s of winemaking. The more you know, the better your wine batch will turn out. And this is where I come in. I’m no expert but I’ve made a lot and I can’t wait for you to make wine with me!
For now, heed these tips and watch for the materials article so you can start to gather what you need. This leads me to my first point:
- Get everything you need before you start. (A conclusive list is coming so make sure to watch for it!)
- Sanitation is the most important step. Do it correctly to ensure that your wine is safe to drink.
- Track dates and info throughout the steps. Trying to do it after the fact is not only hard but you will probably make a mistake.
- Find a place where your wine can sit and ferment. You need a warm, temperature
consistent place with no sun. Right around 80 is the best yeast temperature, so the warmer the better.
- Keep the cap (and see picture.)
- Use wine bottles with screw on tops! Just buy, drink, and save about three bottles with tops. (Unless you have a corker you will need screw tops to start.)
- Be patient. The airlock needs to stop bubbling before you can rack the wine. The picture to the right is how it should look when it’s done.
More wine making articles are set to come out and we are on track to start our first batch soon.
Leave comments or questions if you have them and get excited to become a winemaker too! XOXO