01 NovBung Sizes

Wine Making Bung Sizes Bung Size Bottom Diameter (cm) Top Diameter (cm) 2 1.6 1.9 3 1.8 2.2 5.5 2.4 2.8 6 2.7 3.2 6.5 2.8 3.4 7 3 3.8 7.5 3.1 3.9 8 3.3 4.1 8.5 3.6 4.3 9.5 3.8 4.6 10 4.3 5 10.5 4.5 5.3 11 4.9 5.6 11.5 5 6.3

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27 OctSolera Wine Making Method

Solera Method The Solera method of aging liquors is quiet fascinating. This process can be used for different types of booze, but for the rest of this post, I’ll refer to it as wine, for simplicity. This method produces wine that is both consistent year after year and provides and smoothed out aging process. The [...]

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27 OctOrganize Your Winery

Having an organized winery can make wine making easier, less stressful and more fun. Even smaller spaces can be organized to make efficient use out of the space you do have. With a new baby on the way (our first) my wife and I decided to move our office downstairs, giving us an extra bedroom [...]

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27 OctFun Wine Making Diagram

Here’s a simple diagram of how to make home made wine.

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27 OctStabilizing Home Made Wine – Potassium Sorbate

How to Stabilize Home Made Wine using Potassium Sorbate The most common way to stabilize a batch of wine is to add the following ingredients per gallon: 1/2 tsp Potassium Sorbate 1 Crushed Campden Tablet I’ve been using this formula since the begining. However, I did have one batch start to referment after sweeting and [...]

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27 OctExtreme Happiness in Home Made Wine Making

How I find extreme happiness and joy by making my own wine Homemade wine making is a wonderful experience. Picking out the fruit and deciding on a recipe is only the beginning. Cleaning and cutting up the fruit can be tedious at times, but I get a surreal feeling as I go through the fruit. [...]

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27 OctBad Batch Of Home Made Wine

How to cope with a bad batch of wine, because saving it is just to painful Sometimes a batch of wine that you are working on is so bad that you just have to dump it out. We’ve all been there, months of hard work and the batch still tastes horrible. If you haven’t been [...]

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24 OctConcord Grapes – Great for Wine Making

Quick facts about Concord Grapes The Latin: Vitis Labrusca. The skin color is Purple, or maybe Dark Blue. Accounts for about  336,000 tons or eight percent of the U.S. Grape Harvest. Naturally low in sodium and contains no fat or cholesterol. One of the most popular wines made by amateurs. Supplementation with it’s juice improves memory function [...]

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23 OctHydrometer – All about Hydrometers

A hydrometer is a must have for the home brew maker. A hydrometer is generally built of glass and includes a cylindrical stem along with a bulb weighted with mercury or lead making it float vertically. The must being analyzed is added to a tall container, normally a graduated cylinder, and then the hydrometer is [...]

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21 OctWelcome

Welcome to the Wine Making Journal. Thanks for stopping by, check out all the details on the Wine Making Journal.

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