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How to Make Homemade Apple Wine

Updated March 23, 2017

Apple wine is a sweet, fruity wine that any apple lover would adore. As any wine connoisseur knows, there are different ways to make each type of wine to achieve that perfect, original taste. Apple wine can be made from apple juice, fresh apples, apple cider and applesauce.

Rinse the apples thoroughly, and then dice them; do not peel or core the apples.

Place the diced apples in a bucket and the cold water over them.

Cover the bucket and allow the apples to sit for a week, stirring them once a day every day with a large spoon so you may reach the bottom of the bucket.

Strain the liquid through a colander into another bucket after the first week.

Add the sugar to the apple liquid, stirring well until the sugar is dissolved.

Add the wine yeast, the yeast nutrient and the pectic enzyme to the mixture.

Cover the bucket and allow it to sit undisturbed for 24 hours.

Strain the liquid again, and then place it in a jar. Tightly seal the jar and allow the liquid to ferment for approximately four months to turn into clear wine.

Tip

You may use baker's yeast to make wine; however baker's yeast will only produce up to 14% alcohol content, whereas wine yeast will produce between 15% and 18%.

Warning

The type of apples used may dramatically alter the flavour; experiment with different types of apples to determine which type of apple wine you like best.

Things You'll Need

  • 3 ½ lbs. apples
  • 2 ½ lbs. sugar
  • Gallon of cold water
  • 1 tsp wine yeast
  • ½ tsp. yeast nutrient
  • ½ tsp. pectic enzyme

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Kayla Lowe has been a freelance writer since 2008. She writes for various online publications and is also the author of the book "Maiden's Blush," a Christian-fiction romance novel. Lowe is pursuing a degree in elementary education.