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How Much Yeast?

by David 8 July 2010

Here is the down low. Let’s assume you’re making a one gallon batch of homemade wine. You buy a dry yeast packet like Lalvin D-47; I’m guessing there is somewhere between 25-50 thousand yeastes in there. (I know yeastes is not a technical term) If you rehydrate it and add it to your must, wait […]

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Change of heart

by David 5 July 2010

Well I’m still fairly new to homemade wine making; I have had a recent change of heart.  It mostly has to do with additives. When I first got started I thought it would be cool to be able to make wine without adding any extra stuff, just find fruit or something that has those chemicals […]

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Dropping the Hydrometer

by David 2 July 2010

OK, so we have all had someone tell us something and thought, “Why didn’t I think of that sooner?” it’s usually something simple and usually not necessary but both helpful and practical.  Well I hope this is one of those moments for you. Weather your new to homemade wine making or you have been making homemade wine […]

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Canteen Wine

by David 1 July 2010

In case you do not know I was in the U.S. Army from 2000-2004 during that time I went to U.S. Army RANGER School. We didn’t eat much in ranger school but we did get M.R.E.’s or Meals Ready to Eat. Your probably asking yourself “OK..How does this have anything to do with wine making?” […]

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How Easy is Homemade Wine Making

by David 1 July 2010

Shortly after I began Making Homemade Wine, I started adding a few posts about my homemade wine making adventures on Facebook and Twitter. It was not long after that, I logged in to Facebook and this was posted on my wall: Well Pam, Sorry it took me so long to respond but here is your […]

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A Day in the Life of a Bee Keeper

by David 30 June 2010

My adventure started with a forty minute phone conversation.  I was talking to Mrs. Doan of Doan Honey Farm, in Hamlin N.Y.; we talked about everything from tastes of different honeys to where they came from and how they strained their honey at Doan Honey farm.  As the conversation came to an end I expressed my interest in purchasing some honey but […]

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Glass, Plastic or Bucket??

by David 28 June 2010

As a new comer to homemade wine making I have to decide what I want to do my primary fermenting in.  There are a few options, the title tells the tale.  As homemade wine makers we all will face this quandary at some point. I am going to try to give you some information to help with your own […]

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