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Now, to get to today's post - how to decant homemade wine!
Homemade wine making is a fun and fulfilling process, and you can control the quality of ingredients and final product!
<You really don't know what goes into the wine you can buy at a liquor store with your paycheck, plus it's not as satisfying as creating your own! We shared some info on making your own instead.
While proper "wine" is technically only made from grapes, we call all of our fruit alcohols wine. We have a simple and accessible method that almost anyone can reproduce at home to get an alcoholic product. Check it out in our wine making post: https://steemit.com/busy/@truthproductions/live-truth-productions-presents-homemade-wine-an-exercise-in-quality-rewards-vs-instant-gratification
After a few weeks, your beverage will be alcoholic! The longer it sits, the more alcoholic it will become (up to a point, that is; the yeast will eventually reach its conversion threshold and the process will stop).
The next step is decanting! Here's how to decant your homemade wine in 4 easy steps:
- First of course you need to sterilize everything: your hands, the decanting rod and hose, all the bottle and caps/corks that will be used. We use reverse osmosis water that is chemical free and add 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide to the mix for a very sterile environment. This prep/sterilization step is often the most time consuming for decanting.
- Next, get your bottles ready to be filled, then insert the decanter rod into the wine but just at the very top so the spring is right under the surface. The goal is not to stir up the fibers & matter that have settled to the bottom.
As you can see in this picture, there is quite a bit of fiber in the bottom of the jug. We only decant a little at a time, then we will let it sit again for a few days and complete the process over. A jug of wine of this size will need about six decantations before you can't get anymore from them.
- Siphon the wine out from the bottom of the tube, keeping it as level as possible so it flows freely to fill the bottles.
- Cap/cork the bottles, and you are done! Delicious homemade wine at your fingertips, and at a fraction of the cost of liquor store wine of dubious quality.
Wine making is an excellent food preservation method! Fruits that are potentially past their prime for eating are ideal to use for wine (or vinegar, but that's another post). We make wine when we have an abundance of fruit to use up, and we recently made some seriously delicious varieties--homemade strawberry pear wine, anyone?!
Stay tuned for upcoming homemade wine tasting posts!
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