Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Wine

The beer is still doing its thing. The plan is to move it to the secondary fermenter (carboy) on Sunday. In the meantime I found this nifty recipe for an easy homemade wine. I want to get into making "real" wine, with fruit, but the season has passed. So I will make due with this. And it looks like fun! I couldn't wait to assemble my ingredients for Roxi's ghetto (or red neck) winery. Here are my fancy fermenters.

My super high tech airlocks.

And my fruit juice. Only the best!

The plan is to get these going on Sunday. I want them to be ready to drink by Christmas. I'm making 4 different varieties: Grape, white grape/raspberry, apple/raspberry, and cranberry blend. Yum! I was so excited to get started, I had to run out to Safeway and pick up the juice and balloons right away. Unfortunately they didn't have bags of balloons. WTH??? But they sold them in the floral section for $.25 each. Yikes! Oh well, it's for a good cause ('cause I want some wine). The lady asked what colors I wanted for the balloons? "Um, they're for wine airlocks, and I doubt the wine will care". She still sorted through and made sure I had 4 different colors (shrug). The fermenting jugs are mostly from my fabric softener (white vinegar) with one milk jug thrown in for good measure (because I didn't have 4 of the others).


Rantings by a Middle Aged Drama Queen said...

How about ghetto neck wine? LOL

luvewe said...

I think you're onto something. How about Ghetto Neck Wine & Brewery? I'll have to make labels. LOL