555 recipe 5gal. of grapes, 5lb. of sugar, 5gal of water. Mash the grapes. Put them in a mesh wine bag. Put them in a 7 or 8 gallon wine making bucket, or a food grade poly bucket. Mix someof the water that has been warmed to dissolve the sugar. Then add the cold water or ice and water to cool the water below 85F.Add water to bucket with the grapes.Let ferment with natural yeast on the grapes for a sweet wine or add potassium metabasulfite to kill (wild) yeast.Let set 24 hours. Then add grape yeast of choice.Some people mix sugar and grapes and test gravity to a spec they desire. Let grape bag stay in 3 to 5 days depending on how much tannin you want. Drain bag upon removal BUT dont squeeze ! Ferment 2 weeks and rack into another clean container to let settle.If you like sweet wine stop ferment by adding potassium sorbate. Stop ferment while sweet or let finish then treat and sweeten. Follow first 3 steps and drink like a fresh juice.
> wrote: I will have a nice crop of concord grapes this year. Does anyone have
a good recipe? I also want to plant more grapes. Can anyone recomend a
grape for brandy that can grow in Ohio?
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