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Wine Making Myths
Winemaking at home is very easy. And the myths of just creating self-made home-made vinegar are absolutely unfounded. Follow the basic guidelines and you will have the capacity to make reliably astounding wines brimming with character.
The Term Winemaking
The term ‘winemaking’ suggests that the fruit of option is consistently grapes. But other fruits such as hedgerow fruits like damson to elderberry is also ingredients of wine. There is a lot of room to experiment.
The most important tip is to ensure that whatever fruit you are using that it is completely clean and disease free. Damaged fruit introduces awful flavors which are difficult to remove without the use of additives.
Utilizing The Right Hardware And Utensils
Secondly, just as important is the use of good quality food grade equipment and utensils. Stainless steel| is the very best, glass and neoprene are also good. So keep in mind to always remember that. The better the equipment combined with clean fruit equals great wine making.
The best quality yeasts is required, whether it is a dried cultured one or otherwise. Because it will effet the character of the wine. Many people take too lightly the value of yeast.
Tender Loving Care
Next it needs to be focus on detail’. How often do you you hear those words from a winemaker? This starts right from making sure ensuring that the fruit are at their optimum ripeness. And acidity when picked through to correct sugar adjustment calculations.
This is the best tip, taste consistently. By this I mean while the fermentation is underway taste a sample every few days so you can detect at the beginning. And if anything odd may be actually about to happen. This gets harder as the fermentation progresses and there is less and less sugar, but it wont take long to train your palate to search for off-flavours or problems.
Be Mindful Of The Aging
Don’t leave the wine on the lees (sediment) for too long after the fermentation has finished or a sulphury or horrible eggs flavour will occure. And that’s why tasting is vital to allow early detection. Prevention is always better than cure.
After fermentation cure the wine with care. Because the time has to be put in to protect from both oxygen and bacteria. Commercially they introduce sulphur dioxide (SO2) in a gas form in the proccess. And at home campden tablets for home winemaking. Excess SO2 will mean that the wine will take a lot longer before consumsion. Whilst too little will not protect the wine properly . Clean wines require less SO2 which will lead to an even more stable wine.
Packaging Is Important
When the wine has settled well or been filtrated to a sterile state, take care with the bottling and ensure that new bottles along with high-grade quality corks are used. Other closure devices such as screw caps are becoming more popular and are just as good to use, especially if you plan to drink the wine when very young instead of laying it down. Corks allow the wine to breathe, caps don’t and this is important for the wine to age properly.
Wine making at home is fun and fulfilling, low cost with no legal alcohol limit and no tax which makes it much more than worthwhile.