appleApple Wine Recipe

If you don’t mind the work apple wine can be an excellent way of using up your apples to make a natural, crisp apple wine.

Required Equipment / Ingredients to Make One Gallon of Apple Wine

We sell everything that you require to make apple wine - except for the apples that is!

Making the Apple Wine

A good mix of apples is often a good idea.

Wash and cut up the apples, saving any juice then transfer to a large saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer for 10-15 minutes in a gallon of water then strain onto the sugar in the fermenting bin and mix well. When cool add the grape concentrate, 1tsp of citric acid, 2 tsps of pectolase, the yeast and 1 tsp of yeast nutrient.

Cover closely and leave in a warm place for 24 hours.

Pour into a sterilised demi john, fit a water filled airlock then allow the fermentation to continue. When fermentation is complete, siphon wine off the sediment into a clean, sterilised demi-john and add half a teaspoon of potassium sorbate and 2 crushed campden tablets.

Remove the bung and airlock, carefully place your hand over the top of the demi-john and swirl gently, releasing the fizz. Repeat this until all fizz has gone. Replace airlock and bung or safety cork.

Your wine should now be stable, so move it to cool place and add finings. When it is brilliantly clear your wine is ready to bottle. However, if your wine is to dry you may sweeten it with a non-fermentable sweetener.  Siphon your wine into clean, sterilised wine bottles and using a corker, insert a straight cork.

You should now label your wine and place a shrink capsule over the cork; this will improve the presentation of your wine.

Allow your wine at least 12 months to mature then enjoy your hard work!

Remember to sterilise all of your equipment to ensure that bacteria does not spoil your homebrew apple wine!

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