I once found a whole load of cartons of apple juice reduced to 20p a go. I filled my trolley and gleefully went off to make wine ! Some time later a bottle of this batch took first prize in the dry wine section of Bancffosfelen annual show ! Here’s how to make yours…
Always sterilise equipment . Car boots and free sites are always great for getting wine making items.
4- 6lbs of apples
1lb of mixed fruit for cooking always buy best quality you can get.
carton of white grape juice
4lbs of sugar
cup of black tea
20z oak chips or a debarked chunk from an oak tree
Super turbo yeast 2 teaspoons
Assuming you are using apples. Crush with a potato crusher and then place in a clean old pillow case ( Cheese cloth if you are dead posh and make cheese too ). Hang pillow case over your fermentation bin over night. Boil kettle and pour into pillow case until the bin is 2/3rds full of apple juice and water. ( with remains of apple pulp make yourself a fruit acid face mask )
Add dried fruit in the pillow case you already used with oak chips.Tie a knot in it.
add sugar and stir.
add tea and grape juice
After rapid fermentation top up to line with hot water
Stir and then seal in. Every day give the pillow case a good swish to circulate the juices and help fermentation. When fermentation has stopped after about 2 -3 weeks when all sugar is gone remove all fruit and allow to settle. Syphon off in to clean bin and repeat untill wine is crystal clear.
Bottle and enjoy