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    Quote Originally Posted by LowKey View Post
    I'm not sure foraging at the wine shop is really considered ''foraging''

    Made a good sized batch of grape jelly yesterday too.
    How about Costco?.......LOL
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    yes, the easy lazy way to make wine is toss some yeast of your choice or bread yeast in some concentrated grape juice you made. Let it brew a while then put it in a bottle with a loose cap or bubbler on it. It's hard to fail with grape juice. Just don't put the top on tight too soon and make a bomb or leave it loose too long and make vinegar. The finer details, recipes and additives you'll pick up as you go along.

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    Made 2 gallons for raisin wine many years ago.......
    Funny part was ....when a friend and I bottles it up....only had 7 quarts....Hummmm?
    Of course we had to taste it.... right?
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    Eh, I had the grapes, the yeast is a buck a pack and my aunt bought me a 5gallon kit for Christmas several years ago (for cider really, but it works for wine.)
    I'll have the grapes in the secondary in time for a batch of unpasturized pressed apple juice. They sell it at a local orchard. You have to sign a waiver to buy it. A few more years and the money spent on apple juice could have been invested in a semi-decent crusher/press, LOL. I keep hinting to my aunt...but that ain't gonna fly.
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