How to make it

  • First place a couple of the rubber bands on the neck of the bottle, nice and tightly wrapped.
  • Fill the bottom of the five gallon bottle with honey, I do between one and two inches deep of the golden stuff! I like me some sweet honey wine!!
  • Pour in one gallon of the apple juice.
  • Put the lid on the bottle and shake as best as you can until well mixed!
  • Now add the other 3 gallons of apple juice.
  • Add warm water, NOT hot, to the point where the bottle starts to curve.
  • You want to leave that top part empty, do NOT over fill.
  • Put on the lid and kinda swish it all together.
  • Now put in the yeast. I buy that brown bottle of yeast from the store. I use half of it. I ca not tell you how much that is.
  • Swish again with lid on.
  • Now take off the lid.
  • Put the open end of the ballon as far down the neck of the bottle as you can.
  • And then roll the rubber bands up the neck/balloon and place them about and inch apart to keep the balloon on.
  • You do not want bad bactria getting into the honey wine and making Honey Vinegar.
  • This needs to be kept warmish. NOT hot, and not too cold. 60's is good.
  • I push it into the corner of my bedroom and forget it for a six-ish weeks.
  • The balloon will fill up and then go back down while this ferments.
  • When the balloon is on its way back down you may bottle this.
  • Or drink it right away if you want, it may be a little harsh.
  • I bottle it by getting one of those tubes with the slider on it that starts and stops the flow.
  • Suck the wine to get it started, stop the flow, put end in bottle, fill, stop flow, get new bottle, fill, repeat, repeat, repeat, until done....Hic!!!
  • Do NOT let the tube near the bottle of the 5 gallon bottle.
  • You do not want all that settlement in your bottles.
  • You want it to be golden and clear.
  • Get out as much into bottles as you can, drink the settlement if you want or use it to cook pork with!!! YES!
  • If you are going to use it for cooking bottle it to just make it clearly so you do not serve it to SOBER friends and family!
  • Take the bottles and put them in a cool place to mellow. I had a wine rack built under the end of my mobile home when I first started this.
  • Yes there was a lock on the door! But my boyfriend got the key and drank it all anyway, sigh....
  • After about 6 weeks I start using it.
  • If you want this for Yule you need to start it up pretty soon!!!

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  • GlassSkullJack 6 years ago
    Sounds good! I live in Ohio though, I'm new to wine making, and i hear that wine needs to be kept warm while fermenting or will it not matter to something like this?
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    fishtrippin ate it and said...
    Thankyou! This sounds like something I can do.
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    bobbyc0117 ate it and said...
    OK I'm game. 5 from me
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    cuzpat ate it and said...
    Great!! thanks high 5
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    minitindel ate it and said...
    wow apple wine .......yummm ive had something similar its great!!!


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    coldfan01 ate it and said...
    I do the same but with pumpkins..... I cant wait to try this one though.
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