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Just finished bottling a homemade batch of wine.

 
 
Montana
 
Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 08:15 pm
Anyone want some?
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 08:51 pm
Nice try, Montana. I've had too many women slip date-rape drugs in my drinks trying to take advantage of me.

So hell yea.
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makemeshiver33
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 08:55 pm
Ohhh Montana......what kind?

I have a SIL that makes it...and she's is accomplished at it. I have teased her about needing her own label. The girl has made probably 100 gallons this summer alone!
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Montana
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 09:00 pm
Here you go Slappy. Enjoy and let me know when you'd like more ;-)

MMS
It's called Blanc dec Chateaux and it's very good. I've been making my own wine for 3 years now and I love it, Here, try some.
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makemeshiver33
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 09:02 pm
Ummm, Thank you very much Montana.

Very good.........love the taste. Wine puts me to sleep..lol
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Montana
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 09:07 pm
It only puts me to sleep if I'm already a bit tired. I'm gonna start a batch of red wine tomorrow. I do 2 batches of white, then 1 batch of red. I prefer white.
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 09:14 pm
Wow, good on ya Gezzy!
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Montana
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 09:15 pm
Thanks k. Have a glass.
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 09:18 pm
mmm, yummy!
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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 6 Dec, 2004 09:19 pm
How many bottles do you get out of 1 batch?
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Lady J
 
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Reply Tue 7 Dec, 2004 12:27 am
I'll join you Montana! A toast for the new one? Tell us the news!
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Montana
 
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Reply Tue 7 Dec, 2004 02:31 pm
littlek wrote:
How many bottles do you get out of 1 batch?



30 bottles and I have a bit of a hangover today.
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makemeshiver33
 
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Reply Tue 7 Dec, 2004 03:56 pm
Samplin' a bit too much? lol :wink:
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Montana
 
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Reply Tue 7 Dec, 2004 10:01 pm
Yeah. I simply had to make sure that it was just right. You know how it is ;-)
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husker
 
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Reply Tue 7 Dec, 2004 10:09 pm
I'd like a bottle of red
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Mr Stillwater
 
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Reply Tue 7 Dec, 2004 10:23 pm
Err, 'Tana. Should that bit I've spilt be stripping the paint OFF the table?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 7 Dec, 2004 10:27 pm
Is it really sweet or slightly dry? No matter, I like it all.
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colorbook
 
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Reply Tue 7 Dec, 2004 10:27 pm
That's way too cool, Montana! Could you give us an idea of how you make it (without revealing your secret recipe)?
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Diane
 
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Reply Tue 7 Dec, 2004 10:48 pm
Yeah, what colorbook said.
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Montana
 
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Reply Wed 8 Dec, 2004 03:31 pm
Husker
I'll let you know when the red is done. Should be a little over a month.

Mr. Still
yup. That's how you know when it's ready ;-)

Edgar
It's just a tad on the dry side, but I could sweeten it if I wanted.

Colorbook & Diane
I buy wine making kits that have everything you need to make it, so I'm not stomping on grapes ;-)
There are different processes that it needs to go through every so many days. First you put the grape syrup in your wine bucket with water and make sure the temerature is between 76 & 80 degrees. Then you add the whatever needs to be added (different wines have different ingredients), and last adding the yeast. You then place the bucket on a table about 3' high and let it sit for as many days as instructed. You need to clean and sterilize everything the wine is going to touch before you do anything. Then after so many days, you have to sterilize your carboy and your hose. The wine bucket has a tap where you connect your hose. You then connect you hose to your bucket and transfer the wine to your carboy making sure not to desterb the sediment at the bottom of your bucket, which you don't want going into your wine. Then you add whatever else needs to be added and you put your carboy on your table and let it sit for another so many days, making sure to wrap a dark towel around it so light won't get in. The room needs to be kept between 76 & 80 degrees the whole time you're making your wine. My bathroom upstairs is large and has it's own heat control, so that works good for me. Then you have to transfer you wine from the carboy to your bucket again after so many days and again add whatever needs to be added. Again, you let it sit for another so many days and then it's ready to bottle. I sterilize my hose and bottles and then fill up all my bottles and cork them. You need a corker to do this. Some people filter their wine, but I don't. You put the bottles in their boxes after they're done and let them sit upright for 10 days to let the corks set. Then I put the pretty wine topper things and the labels to make them look nice and bring them down to my wine rack in our cold room and I'm done.
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