Great Apple Wine Starts with an Apple Wine Recipe
The day I came across an apple wine recipe (accidently mind you) was the day I started tinkering with the idea of making my first country wine.
I wrote down all of the ingredients needed, rushed to the store to purchase what I needed, and have been making apple wine ever since.
Apple wine is wonderful wine to make. It's simple to make, the ingredients are readily available, and it is always a hit at a party.
If you don't see an apple wine recipe that you like, keep checking back. I will add more on a regular basis.
Apple Wine Made from Juice
This apple wine recipe is both simple to make, and delicious to drink: A great starter for a beginner, and a delightful treat for the experienced wine maker.
Since this recipe uses juice as its main ingredient, you can make this wonderful little wine anytime of the year.
- 1 gallon of pure apple juice (you'll add a carboy to your collection if you buy the one gallon glass bottle of juice) Make sure you buy juice that has no preservatives
- 1 pound of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of Pectic Enzyme
- 1/4 teaspoon of Tannin
- 1 package of Champagne Yeast
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of Acid Blend
- 1 teaspoon of Yeast Nutrient
- 1 Camden Tablet - crushed
- Pour the apple juice into your primary fermenter.
- Add all remaining ingredients, except yeast. Stir well, make sure that all ingredients are disolved
- Cover your primary fermenter.
- Wait 24 hours, then add yeast and re-cover primary fermenter.
- Stir daily and check the specific gravity. When the specific gravity reaches 1.040 (usually 3-5 days) siphon the juice into a glass container and attach an airlock (the "carboy" that the juice came in will do quite nicely!)
- When the specific gravity reaches 1.000 (usually about 3 weeks), fermentation is complete. Siphon juice off sediment into a clean glass container. Re-attach airlock. If you only have a single glass container, you can siphon the juice back to the primary, clean your carboy, and then siphon back into the carboy.
- To aid in clearing, siphon again in 2 months. When the wine is clear, rack again and bottle.
- Allow the wine to age in the bottle for at least 6 months.
- Share with friends and celebrate your accomplishment!