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Gift of the Gods

7/1/01

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Wine is the gift of God that opens men's minds and sweetens men's hearts. -Biblical verse

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The fool is one who drinks too much, the greater fool is one who drinks nothing at all. -?

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'Fruity' - Wit Cloud

Poor Boy Wine Making 101

Are you a poor college student? Do you want to make lots of friends? You have come to the right place. In three weeks you can have your own party punch that will sure to be a favorite with your friends.

 

What you need:

Ingredients

Tools

Containers

Read Specific Gravity before you start mixing.

Once you have everything you are going to need (or close to it), let's get cooking! Mixing it up!

Racking it in the pants

Bottle time

My attempts at hard Kool-Aid 

I hope the provided images will help. If you have any questions, email me.

Here we have a nice image of most everything you'll use.

From the left:

  1. Wooden spoon

  2. Hydrometer

  3. Testing tube for hydrometer

  4. Plastic cup to get liquid into test tube

  5. Sugar - I had to run to the store to buy more. Always purchase 5 lbs. more than expected! You can always use it on the next run, right?

  6. Grape Juice

  7. Water lock

  8. Paper with recorded info/recipe

  9. Spoon for powders

  10. Tanin, yeast nutrient, and acid blend

  11. Towel under it all! If things get outta hand, you do not want wine must on the carpet.