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Old 07-08-2015, 06:10 AM   #1
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Homemade Wine

Life is good! And is better with good wine!

From the right is Rhubarb Wine, still clearing, stabilized, and back sweetened to my taste.

Middle is more Rhubarb after one racking.

Left is Apricot, fermenting up a storm after 2 days in the 6 gallon carboy.

Another Apricot will be added today, and yet another Apricot will be started also.

When the fruit is free the cost of wine/bottle is near zero. A 10lb bag of sugar is the most costly ingredient and can make 30 bottles. 20c of sugar per bottle. Hell the cork almost cost as much, and even they can be reused.

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I've never heard of rhubarb wine before but then I'm not a wine drinker. Now if you were making bourbon............
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I've never heard of rhubarb wine before but then I'm not a wine drinker. Now if you were making bourbon............
I'd like to learn how to make bourbon.

Memories of watching Mash the Movie and on TV, with the doctors hovering around their still has always intrigued me towards such a hobby.
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It's can't be that hard if Zoomy's neighbors can do it. All you need are one of these and a recipe.
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And I thought that was a joke. His clan getting into fights with narrow eyed large foreheaded cousins, over a knocked over mason jar.
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Oh hell ya, sending you my address now....homemade wine is the shizzzz
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You can buy stills online- it's legal if you say you are making fuel and get a free federal fuel permit (which anyone can get.)
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You can also buy scotch and bourbon flavoring.Liquor Quik Assorted Alcohol Flavorings Essences Add to Vodka or Moonshine | eBay A friend of mine gave me a bottle of scotch flavored moonshine, but I was afraid to drink it.
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Old 07-08-2015, 08:36 PM   #8
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I looked at Chuck's web site, and much of the steps are similar to making wine. Someday I might make the investment and try making some hard liquor. Beer, wine, etc. its fun, and saves a boat load of money. I'm still figuring out what I'm doing and already I'm making wine equal or better then the $5 stuff I usually bought.

And everybody thinks, I'm blazing a new trail of discovery. Many have said, I've always wanted to make wine.

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It's can't be that hard if Zoomy's neighbors can do it. All you need are one of these and a recipe.
Just because my neighbors dropped out of second grade, married is 15 year old sister and rides a huffy to the 7eleven store every day doesn't mean he ant smart,



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Very nice, Montana.
Now I know who to come and visit when I travel to the Great White North.
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