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Alright guys noob here, looking to make own wine

post #1 of 6
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As the title states, I know nothing about making wine nor do I usually drink it, I lied to my girlfriend's parents and told them I make my own wine to seem more impressive, now they want me to come by next month so they can sample my concoction. Am I screwed? I have a well paying job and I will buy whatever equipment is necessary, I also see this as a learning experience and a way to gain new skills. I asked friends for help but nobody knows anything either. I'm about to buy this guys course since I dont know where to start

post #2 of 6

You will need the best grapes you can get and a lot of courage.

If you save your as* in this one you should publish a book and make a movie.

Gebe Gott uns allen, uns Trinkern, einen so leichten und so schönen Tod! Joseph Roth.
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Gebe Gott uns allen, uns Trinkern, einen so leichten und so schönen Tod! Joseph Roth.
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post #3 of 6

Places that sell beer making equipment usually have wine making equipment as well. See if one is near you or look online. There is a wealth of info on the internet and lots of sites you can buy the equipment from. You can also buy the grape juice from several vineyards in various amounts to start your batch. 

post #4 of 6

You're not going to get anything done, done right anyway, in a month.

post #5 of 6

I see this corner you've painted yourself into, as fairly salavageable.

First, since youve already crossed the line of lying to them anyway, when the time comes

just tell them you had a batch going, but it went bad (which of course happens)

and you had to throw it out.

But even in a month you can certainly learn and purchase what you need to get one started,

and in progress, when you/they visit. And just the fact that youre DOING it should restore your credibility.

 

And yes there's a lot on the net, but I would start by getting a good definitive book on the subject.

This will also give you recent knowledge, so you can sound like you know what youre talking about.

But know that making wine isnt difficult. I've fermentred both wine and mead, and have brewed over

200 gallons of homebrew, mostly ales. And though there are also classes being taught on all of it,

I learned everything I needed to know from just a couple of good books.

And if you stay open to it, you may well find this to be a challenging and rewarding hobby after all. smile.gif

 

-Meez

post #6 of 6

Go with a white wine, if you try to make a red in a month it will be too tart.  If you use finning agents it will clear itself in a month.

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