How To Make Apple Wine Sweet

Homemade Wine Recipe

Ingredients: Apple Wine Recipe

6 lbs / 2,700 grams mixed apples
3 lbs / 1,350 grams sugar
1 lb / 450 grams chopped raisins
8 pints / 1 gallon boiling water
Wine yeast

Method - What to Do

Wash and chop the apples including the peel. Put apples in a large saucepan with the water and add the raisins. Bring this to the boil and simmer for approximately 15 minutes. Put the sugar in the bucket and pour on the apple and stir until all the sugar has dissolved. When the must is lukewarm add the yeast. Cover the must and leave for three days.

Using a fine sieve strain the liquid into a demjohn and use a airlock to seal the jar. Store in a warm place and allow the fermentation to work itself out. When fermentation has ceased, rack the wine into a clean jar and place in a cooler environment and leave for a further few months. When the wine is clear and stable, siphon into bottles.

This wine can be a little stubborn to clear, due to the high levels of pectin in apples, and so may require extra racking and patience, or the addition of crushed baked egg shells towards the end of fermentation. Chemical clearing agents can also be used if required and many apple wine recipes recommend the use of pectolase to create a clearer end result.

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