Lot 1

Lot 1: Concord Wine--The Reckoning

Two and a half weeks later, I pulled the wine. It ended up being 11.5% and quite sweet (which makes sense since half the sugar was left). I ended up with 2 bottles, which also makes sense.

1.89271liters, with about 0.5 liters lost due to sampling.

I am quite happy with these results, and I’ll probably pop them tomorrow at Thanksgiving.


Lot 1: Concord Wine

I started Lot 1 of Concord Grape wine. It’s a simple recipe:

Ingredients (per half gallon):
32 oz. Concord Grape Juice (organic with no preservative)
4 cups of granulated sugar (cane, not beet)
1/2 tsp dry wine yeast
About 16 oz of water (purified, not spring, and not the kind that have elements added for flavor)

I poured the wine into the 1/2 gallon jug. I then heated up about 2 cups of water in the microwave, and stirred in the 4 cups of sugar until it dissolved. I then poured the sugar and water mixture into the jug, capped it, and shook it up for about 2 minutes.

I measured the specific gravity as 1.088, which will make about 21.5% alcohol. I added the yeast after measuring the SG.

After adding the yeast, I capped it and shook it for about another 2 minutes. Then I added the airlock and put it on top of the fridge. I’ll be leaving it for about 4 weeks before syphoning it off.

Batches 1 and 2 should be done in about 3 or 4 weeks.

Concord Wine-Batch 1