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Here is a liitle recipe for homemade apple wine to get you started.  Look for a nice printable version in your email after you get your free copy of "How to Make Homemade Wine"

Apples lend themselves to winemaking. They are so varied in type and flavor that the ways you can improvise and tinker with the taste are almost unlimited.

But, for some reason, there aren't many clear and easy recipes available for apple wine. And because it's not something you're likely to get from our wine clubs, we have a recipe here for you.

We have more recipes for making other homemade wines which we will be sending those of you who get their free copy of "How to make Homemade Wine."

By the way, the cinnamon stick in this apple wine recipe is totally optional. It's a nice flavor to add for cold weather wine drinking.

We recommend a relatively tart variety of apple to keep the apple wine from being too sweet.

The homemade wine recipes we feature here use natural additives and we've included short definitions to help you get used to their names and so you know what they're for.

Don’t worry about some of the ingredients if you're unfamiliar with them... they are commonly added to homemade wine. They don’t cost much and are easy to find. We’ve provided links where you can find them.

Homemade wine supplies and what they’re for....

  • Acid Blend... This is a powder made up of 3 natural fruit acids. Homemade apple wine can be a little lacking in the proper amount of natural acid content needed to get a nice flavor.
  • Pectic Enzyme... Pectic Enzyme is added to break down pectin so the fruit won’t “gel” when making wine.... gel is definitely not helpful when you’re trying to make homemade wine!
  • Tannin... This is a natural substance found in grape skins and stems. It is present in red wines, but it needs to be added when we’re making white wines. It adds flavor and helps make the wine clearer.
  • Campden Tablets... This helps sterilize the wine of "bad" bacteria as it is fermenting. Tools and containers must be clean and sterile when making wine. Just a bit of the wrong bacteria can spoil the wine as it is being made.
  • Yeast Nutrient... Sometimes a batch of wine gets “stuck” and slows down or even stops fermenting. The yeast sometimes needs a kick in the pants to get the fermentation happening again. Yeast Nutrient provides the vitamins and nutrients to keep yeast healthy and active.
  • Wine Yeast... Although you can use normal baker's yeast, wine yeast makes for a better and more thorough fermentation
  • Carboy... This is a large glass or plastic jug used for winemaking. 
  • Airlock... This is a cap for closing your container while it lets pressure escape during fermentation
Ok... let’s get started.

Homemade Apple Wine Ingredients

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  • Two sterilized “Carboys” (these are your “Primary Fermenter” and your “Secondary Fermenter” containers)
  • Sixteen cups of chopped up apples (remove the cores, keep the skins on)
  • Single cinnamon stick (optional)
  • 4.5 pounds of white granulated sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons of acid blend
  • Half a  teaspoon of Pectic Enzyme
  • Quarter of a teaspoon of Tannin
  • 1 gallon of hot water 
  • One teaspoon Yeast Nutrient
  • One Campden Tablet (crushed) and One teaspoon Yeast Nutrient
  • Add your crushed Campden Tablet and Yeast Nutrient to your chopped apple, and water mixture (this is called the “Must”) in the first stage. Wait for 24 hours before adding yeast.
  • One package of Wine Yeast 

Here’s the step by step
for homemade apple wine...

  • Don’t peel the apples. Wash them, remove the core and seeds.
  • Take your chopped apple and optional cinnamon stick and put them in your 5 gallon plastic bucket.  (Remember... sterilize everything!)

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  • Boil your water and add your sugar until it dissolves.
  • Pour the boiling water and sugar mixture over the chopped apples in your bucket. This is called your "Must."
  • Wait 24 hours and then add your crushed Campden tablet, Acid Blend, Yeast Nutrient and Tannin. Don’t add the Pectic Enzyme and Wine Yeast yet!
  • Come back 12 hours later and add the Pectic Enzyme. Gently stir everything and cover your plastic bucket.
  • Go away for 12 hours again and come back to add the Wine Yeast. Sprinkle the yeast on top of your “Must” and cover the container again.
  • Stir your “Must” everyday for 5 to 10 days (whenever the bubbling and frothing stops) and cover after each stir.
  • Pour your “Must” through a colander or screen (to filter the apple pulp, cinnamon stick and large solids) into a second 5 gallon plastic bucket After pouring everything through the screen, let the pulp that remains in the screen finish “dripping out” into the bucket. Dispose of pulp.
  • Every twenty five to thirty days pour your wine mixture from one Carboy to the other (cleaned) Carboy. This is called "racking". Do this until the fermentation is totally finished and the wine is clear.
  • After wine is clear, rack it from one Carboy to the other every three months for one year.
  • If the wine is still not totally clear at this point add Bentonite. This is a natural clay-type substance used as a wine clarifier.  Recommended usage is 4 teaspoons to 1/2 cup warm water. Dissolve completely and add to wine.
  • Let the wine sit for 2 weeks and if it's clear enough, pour the wine through a coffee filter to remove the Bentonite and sediment, into the other Carboy. If the wine still isn't clear, repeat the Bentonite process.

Now you're ready to bottle the homemade apple wine and cork. Apple wine tastes best if this whole process takes a year from start to finish.

See what you think and either serve your homemade apple wine, or let it sit and age some more.

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Click Here for some printable wine bottle labels to put on your bottles. And as we mentioned on the home page, it's a great idea (and fun) to keep a wine journal for your notes on wine you have found and for your winemaking recipes. (Great for making notes of any changes, additions or ideas you have for these recipes.)

Have a look at our other homemade wine recipes including our peach wine and easy homemade wine recipe using fresh grapes.

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