If you’ve been toying with the idea of trying your hand at making prepper pantry wine and becoming a home winemaker, then delay no longer.
I’m a home winemaker; so I want to share an easy process for making remarkable wines for your prepper panty.
By making your own homemade wine, you are joining thousands of happy preppers who have already discovered this intriguing and rewarding hobby.
It is a pastime that truly has its own rewards.
In reality, all you are doing is putting together some whole fruit or juice along with a few other ingredients and then allowing Mother Nature to do what comes natural.
Your real contribution to the process is making sure that Mother Nature is given a fair opportunity to do her part.
That is, to put together the right ingredients in the proper proportions; and to make sure those ingredients are in an environment suitable for fermentation.
There are many, many recipes available that will guide you to the right ingredients and their correct amounts.
And they’re no different than following a cookbook recipe.
But, you don’t need a winemaking book because I will point you in the right direction!
You may want to consider getting a complete wine making starter kit for beginner winemakers.
It include the essential equipment and ingredients you need to get started with your first batch.
One of the main advantages to starting with a complete winemaker’s kit is that each comes with a set of directions that applies specifically to what’s in front of you.
In other words, the directions are very explicit.
They take you by the hand and guide you through each and every step with little to no guesswork, which is a pleasant way to take on any new endeavor.
How much does it cost to start making prepper pantry wine?
Surprisingly, it is not as expensive as you might think. The equipment necessary to make one gallon of “fine” wine cost less the $75.
How long does it take to make a batch of prepper pantry wine?
From start to finish, you can have your wine bottled and aging in 31 days. Other wines may take longer depending on the situation, but in most all cases, the wine will be ready to bottle within six (6) weeks.
Is it legal to make your own prepper pantry wine?
Since 1978, the Federal Government has made it legal to make wine at home. However, there are some limitations. A household of two adults or more can make up to 200 gallons annually. Single adult households can make up to 100 gallons annually. You may also want to check with your State and local authorities to see if there are any other local restrictions in your area.
Can I make my wine sweeter than the wine I buy at the store?
Yes! However! Beginner winemakers should strictly follow the manufacturer’s instructions! As you become more experienced in home winemaking, you can make it the way you like–sweet or dry. You can also make your wine heavy and full or light and crisp. You can even control the wine’s alcohol percentage.
It’s time for you to order your home winemaker’s kit and learn by doing.
The sooner you get started, the sooner you will have your own fine homemade wine stocked in your prepper pantry!
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