Wade Posted July 5, 2018 Share Posted July 5, 2018 One wine that I like to keep in stock is my Orange wine. It is quick and inexpensive to make and id drunk straight away. Ingredients - per gallon (5 litres): 1 litre of freshly squeezed orange juice - from the supermarket chiller cabinet. Use the one without preservatives and that does not contain pulp bits. 1 Kg of sugar 1 Tbs high alcohol yeast (this is sufficient for at least 25 litres of wine) Yest Nutrient - if not already included with the yeast pectolase/amylase enzyme (optional) Wine finings to clear the wine Place the orange juice in a bucket with air tight lid and add 2 litres of water. If using the pectolase/amylase enzyme then add it now and leave for 24 hours for the enzyme to work. The enzyme is not required but it will help you to end up with a clear (non cloudy) wine. Place the yeast in a tumbler and add about 100ml of lukewarm water and 1 tsp sugar. If the yeast does not contain nutrient then add as directed on the pack. Add the sugar and then top up with water to the 5 litre mark. Stir until all of the sugar has dissolved. Ferment with an airlock until the fermentation is complete about 3-4 weeks or until the SG drops to between 1.000 and 0.990 Siphon off the wine into another container, discarding the sediment. Add the wine finings and leave to settle for 48 hours (or until clear) Siphon off into clean screw cap wine bottles and seal This is a drinking wine and not for keeping. Allow to "mature" for 4-6 weeks before drinking Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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