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    Home Wine-Making

    Anyone make wine before? What equipment do I need to get started?

    Any good websites or other resources on the topic?

    This is totally new to me.



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    Re: Home Wine-Making

    http://www.homebrewtalk.com/ probably has everything you'll ever need from a resource perspective.

    As far as stores:
    http://www.northernbrewer.com/
    http://www.midwestsupplies.com/
    http://morebeer.com/



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    Re: Home Wine-Making

    Chesters coin and gifts in downtown Ames has everything you need. I go there for all my wine making needs.



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    Re: Home Wine-Making

    Quote Originally Posted by AdRock4Cy View Post
    Chesters coin and gifts in downtown Ames has everything you need. I go there for all my wine making needs.
    How about in DSM?



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    Re: Home Wine-Making

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyBuddy View Post
    Anyone make wine before? What equipment do I need to get started?

    Any good websites or other resources on the topic?

    This is totally new to me.
    Depends...what U mean by home wine making? Do you really mean "hooch"? As in, some people I work with...when I say I make wine...respond with...Oh, my grandpa used to make wine, you take a can of grape juice, mix in some sugar and yeast and (this is the most important part) put a balloon over the top. No, he made hooch, hon.

    If you're really talking wine, Ian covered it below.



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    Re: Home Wine-Making

    Quote Originally Posted by BloodyBuddy View Post
    How about in DSM?
    Beer Crazy - Home



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    Re: Home Wine-Making

    I'd recommend the Northern Brewer website (linked in the first reply). They sell kits that come with step-by-step how-to videos. They also have a lot of good how-to videos on their Youtube channel.



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    Re: Home Wine-Making

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    +1 for beer crazy. I buy all my kits there. Good prices and will have any equipment you'll need.



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    Re: Home Wine-Making

    Quote Originally Posted by 00clone View Post
    Depends...what U mean by home wine making? Do you really mean "hooch"? As in, some people I work with...when I say I make wine...respond with...Oh, my grandpa used to make wine, you take a can of grape juice, mix in some sugar and yeast and (this is the most important part) put a balloon over the top. No, he made hooch, hon..
    I would just call that "bad wine". Hooch has to be ran through a distiller. Trust me, I live in North Carolina - moonshine capital of the world!



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    Re: Home Wine-Making

    Made it last year for the 1st and only time. Elderberry Blossom Wine. Boiling water over blossoms. Add the Sugar/yeast. November comes and drink it. Made about 33 bottles. Bought a hydrometer just because I wanted to check the approximate alcohol level, plastic hose for filling, friends donated wine bottles, ( I hate wine) My mother found her mothers elderberry blossom wine recipe in my grandmothers own writing. My mother is 88 years old. So the recipe cold be a very, very old, generational hand me down I copied the recipe, made labels and gave bottles to all my siblings and 1st cousins on that side of the family. Fun thing to do, I might try it again.


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