Wine
This is how I make wine.
Day One
grapes
I pick around September 10th.
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I wash everything and set up the crusher.
grapes
I pick as many that are ready.
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Into the crusher
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As fast as I can
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They come out broken
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I pour them through again.
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I then pour them out to remove the stems
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It just takes a bit of time
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Primary fermentation tank
must
Free flowing juice in the must
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Take the juice and measure the Specific Gravity,
this will tell you how much sugar syrup to add.
free flow
Remove half a gallon of free flowing juice to make the starter.
1 package of yeast for each 5 gallons of must.
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Add the yeast and set aside.
must
To the must add one crushed and dissolved camden tablet for each gallon.
Add 3/4 of teaspoon of pectic enzyme for each gallon.
Camden kills the bad yeast.  Pectic Enzyme gets all the juice out.
This is all done day one of making wine.
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Day Two
starter
The starter is working and I made sugar syrup according to the chart
to bring the Specific Gravity up to 1100.  Add these to the must.
Now I am making wine.
SG chart
primary
Primary fermentation tank in a cool dark place.  Cloth cover to keep
out gnats.  10 days, push the grape skins down 3 to 4 times a day.

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Day 10
press
Clean  and set up press.
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I scoop out of tank and into basket it flows easily.
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I pour a little in each carboy to keep each consistent.
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Smells good
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I press by hand first then with the press
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When done I fit air lock to the top of the carboy.

More picture to follow
In three weeks I rack (syphon) off the top and leave the sludge on the bottom.
In three months I rack of the top again.  I leave in the carboy for a year.