Dave McClure (author) from Kyle, Scotland on August 13, 2013: WriteAngled - Airlocks were necessary when glass demijohns were the only option. 15 days at 20 Celsius is very different from 15 days at 15 or 25 Celsius. Sample carefully, in small quantities, until satisfied it is genuinely OK. John, the simplest way to go about it is to agitate the wine until the foaming stops. If nothing happens bottle. Maybe I was just hoping the reading was on target. Dave McClure (author) from Kyle, Scotland on December 16, 2011: Scribenet - most home made wine is harmless and some is really very good, but, if it smells or tastes unwholesome, just pour it into the nearest plant pot when your host is not looking! You should agitate the wine in way that does not allow air to get saturated into it. But next time - no balloons, ok? Is it possible to add the lemon juice after 8 days into fermentation? Could it possibly be done this soon?? Pour autoriser Verizon Media et nos partenaires à traiter vos données personnelles, sélectionnez 'J'accepte' ou 'Gérer les paramètres' pour obtenir plus d’informations et pour gérer vos choix. If given enough time–weeks, not days–this process can produce off-flavors in a wine that range from bitter, to rubber, to even metallic. mixed grape juice and wine yeast together, put on punctured balloon and waited. Is it safe to drink. It's a bit too sweet for more than a glass. Linda, unfortunately due to the difficulty and danger involved in the process, we do not provide information about making sparkling wine. I mean to drink it before even putting it in a carboy. Question: How long will unopened homemade wine last? glasses of it has me wayyy buzzed. So far, I have liked what I read, and was thinking of trying a recipe out sometime. Let sit until the bubbles have stopped. If you want a pineapple flavour, use a blend of pineapple and white grape juices next time. How will it ruin my wine? in 3 - 4 weeks i sieve the fruit from one drum to another sterilised drum,using tights,a fine mesh sock,or muslin. Sir I started a plum wine with dry yeast. I started the brew 1-1-14 and its going well so far. I tried strawberry kiwi in place of the grapes do you think it will have the same outcome? I also found the more sugar you add the longer it takes to finish fermenting. I have bottlesform same batch that are turning fizzy when oppened but not all of them. I use A 2 Gallon jug.filled it half full of sliced strawberries,small bag of sugar and three packs of fast acting yeast.Its been 3 days and fermentation is going great. After 3 days, check to see if it's still bubbling. Twodawgs - please take a look at my 'basic method' link. I used a no sugar added true value brand juice for a lower carb wine. Im very excited! Christian, the first thing that I would advise doing is taking a hydrometer reading to verify that the fermentation is in fact complete before proceeding to degassing or adding any fining agents. You can go to amazon and buy two airlocks with the stopper things for like 7 bucks. Smells good so far except for little alcohol and fruty smell.. Any particular indicators I should look for... Dave McClure (author) from Kyle, Scotland on June 21, 2020: Chetan- technically, yes, you could but it can be dangerous if you don't know what you are doing. Does homemade wine made from grape juice have the health benefits as the regular red wine do? Before that happens, divide it between two bottles and top both up with water to the correct dilution. The main fruit acids are tartaric, malic and citric. I added like 1 tbsp of this high quality instant yeast. Wine making for me is to make a great tasting wine, and PATIENCE goes right along with that. Then pour it back into the bottle using a funnel and allow to cool to room temperature. Have you tried making making a yeast starter to get the fermentation going again.The article posted below will teach you how to do so. Top Reasons For Fermentation Failure That's right. Can anyone help me out here? i think i was shorted on my 6 gallons. Best Wishes, Do you have any idea what I've been doing wrong? Yeast is a living organism, and its diet consist of sugars. Try activating it by following the instructions on the packet before adding it to the juice next time. Juice should be at room temperature or slightly higher. Hours. I have another batch currently on day 8 - will leaving it longer (used regular yeast from baking section in supermarket) use up more sugar? Never hurts to add more sugar. Any info would be appreciated. I love my Kool Aid. Your wine should read less than .998 on the Specific Gravity scale of your wine hydrometer. One of the most common complaints from homemade wine is that it causes headaches the next day. I am using welche's 100% white grape juice with 2 1/2 cups dextrose and a bit of warm water to activate my packet of wine yeast. Bill, you are just fine following those directions.