logo

Channel List
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies
Safety
We take forum safety very seriously here at BellaOnline. Please be sure to read through our Forum Guidelines. Let us know if you have any questions or comments!
Newest Members
Norma Jo Doll, sankari, fashionvogues01, Deborah Carroll, LisaSh123
57141 Registered Users
Forum Stats
57142 Members
417 Forums
112867 Topics
798942 Posts

Max Online: 537 @ 07/02/12 11:21 AM
Top Posters (30 Days)
Rosie 66 735
Beetlemess 548
Nancy Roussy 238
Connie - ADD/Sandwiches 124
Ro Longstreet-Wicca 108
Mystic - Romance Movies 96
Dianne W - Editor 68
Tracy - Philosophy 67
Lisa LowCarb / VideoGames 65
Karm - SW USA Editor 62
Ad Income Supports Charity
Topic Options
#712619 - 09/06/11 12:11 PM Home winemaking problems
Peter - Wine Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Gecko

Registered: 08/03/09
Posts: 795
I received this email

I am brand new to wine making. Last year I made some in August--in a 5 gallon glass jug. It was okay--good enough for me but 2 others turned their heads up at it--it wasn't strained. I use grapes from the vines outside--sometime in the Spring it turned to vinegar. Does anyone drink vinegar wine? I don't want to pour it out.

I need a simple-very simple recipe. Over the year I can pout blueberriy, strawberry, apples and peach juice into it. I did this last year and wonder if that made it turn to vinegar. I will read and consider any recipe you say is simple and works
.

I am not an expert on home winemaking, so this is the reply I sent

If the wine turned to vinegar -- rather than just being sour/sharp -- it could possibly be that you didn't use a Campden tablet

If you are using grapes from your garden, are they Vitis Vinifera? If not then they usually need extra treatment (added water and or sugar) to get a drinkable wine.

The best place for recipes for homemade wine from non-vinifera grapes and other fruits is Jack Kellers site at http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/index.asp

Scroll down to the very bottom of that page and you'll find a 6x3 grid of yellow boxes with links to everything you need to know, including many recipes for all sorts of grapes & fruits, and there's tons more info if you read Jacks blog.

In particular, your vinegar problem is discussed here http://winemaking.jackkeller.net/problems.asp , look for Acetification (under Uncommon problems)


I thought I post the Q & A here since Jack Kellers site is a tremendous resource that anyone considering making wine at home should know about.
_________________________
Peter F May, Wine Editor
Wine Website
WineForum
My Book

Top

Add Home winemaking problems to Twitter Add Home winemaking problems to Facebook Add Home winemaking problems to MySpace Add Home winemaking problems to Del.icio.us Digg Home winemaking problems Add Home winemaking problems to Yahoo My Web Add Home winemaking problems to Google Bookmarks Add Home winemaking problems to Stumbleupon Add Home winemaking problems to Reddit
#712918 - 09/07/11 09:56 PM Re: Home winemaking problems [Re: Peter - Wine]
Ninjahedgewych Offline
BellaOnline Editor
Chipmunk

Registered: 08/06/10
Posts: 1454
Loc: Portsmouth, England
Sounds like it could be the vinegar fly. The bucket for the first fermentation has to be kept well covered with several layers of muslin cloth. Even better if you can secure it with a string or rubber band.

The other thing that keeps problems to a minimum is to rinse all utensils out with boiling water from the kettle before using them.

Hope this helps.
_________________________
Ian - Pagan Editor

"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves."

"With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world. "

Dalai Lama

Top

Add Re: Home winemaking problems to Twitter Add Re: Home winemaking problems to Facebook Add Re: Home winemaking problems to MySpace Add Re: Home winemaking problems to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Home winemaking problems Add Re: Home winemaking problems to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Home winemaking problems to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Home winemaking problems to Stumbleupon Add Re: Home winemaking problems to Reddit
#771599 - 07/06/12 01:18 AM Re: Home winemaking problems [Re: Peter - Wine]
Neil Samsung Offline
Newbie

Registered: 06/02/12
Posts: 8
there are lots of guides you can find online to avoid that problems in home wine making.

Top

Add Re: Home winemaking problems to Twitter Add Re: Home winemaking problems to Facebook Add Re: Home winemaking problems to MySpace Add Re: Home winemaking problems to Del.icio.us Digg Re: Home winemaking problems Add Re: Home winemaking problems to Yahoo My Web Add Re: Home winemaking problems to Google Bookmarks Add Re: Home winemaking problems to Stumbleupon Add Re: Home winemaking problems to Reddit


Moderator:  Peter - Wine 

Want to reply? Register as a Forum Member - it's quick, free and fun!
Brand New Posts
100 days of gratitude
by Lynne - ChristianLiving
Christian Living
Today at 10:36 AM
Online shopping
by Emily Roxin
Women's Fashion
Today at 10:35 AM
Replace one word (Music Titles)
by Beetlemess
Comedy Movies
Today at 09:58 AM
Ogden garden verse game
by xmeecosmic
Container Gardening
Today at 09:50 AM
Word From Last Letter Game
by Beetlemess
Contests & Sweepstakes
Today at 09:47 AM
Replace one word... (new game)
by Beetlemess
Comedy Movies
Today at 09:45 AM
Stabilize Your Life with ADD
by Connie - ADD/Sandwiches
Attention Deficit Disorder
Today at 09:27 AM
Where are you and how is the weather?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
Today at 07:34 AM
What will you do today?
by Nancy Roussy
Inspiration
Today at 07:32 AM
2014 Eating Log
by Nancy Roussy
Low Carb
Today at 07:31 AM
Register to Post!
Want to post? For security reasons you need to Register as a Forum Member. It's quick, easy and free!
Forum Activities
Book Clubs
Trivia Contests
Who's Online
1 registered (1 invisible), 117 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Ad Income Supports Charity



| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.