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    Any home brewers (wine or beer)

    Do we have any home brewers here? I just started making my own wine. I made 6 gallons (30) bottles of pomegranate zinfandel the beginning of December. I am working on a Blackberry Cabernet now.
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    Yep, I've made some batches of wine. But having a 9 month old daughter with carboys around is not a good idea, so I've stopped for a while.

    My friends homebrew their own beer (I haven't made that jump yet). The key to wines is to let it settle longer than what the directions recommend and rack it an extra time or two to make sure you don't transfer as much sediment into bottles. A friend of a friend distilled his own moonshine (it didn't taste bad, but it was 120 proof or so).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ms1600 View Post
    Yep, I've made some batches of wine. But having a 9 month old daughter with carboys around is not a good idea, so I've stopped for a while.

    My friends homebrew their own beer (I haven't made that jump yet). The key to wines is to let it settle longer than what the directions recommend and rack it an extra time or two to make sure you don't transfer as much sediment into bottles. A friend of a friend distilled his own moonshine (it didn't taste bad, but it was 120 proof or so).

    I agree with the tip of letting it sit. My first batch I did rack one or two extra times and I let it sit another month and it was perfect.
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    Grandma's Moonshine Grape Wine Recipe

    I have made this before. It's pretty strong and doesn't taste half bad.
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    I've got some samples of my older brother's home brew beer and wine in my fridge at this moment. Closest I've come to home brewing myself is a Mr Beer kit, it's the ready made science kit version of brewing.
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