ok i dont have all the proper equipment according to a lot of you im sure to make wine
but i had found a recipe on the internet i decided to try because it was cheap to make
involved sugar yeast concentrated fruit juice
water and a milk jug
so i made 2 gallons of it
i had also read that disolving the sugar in boiling water to make sure it got disolved fully was a good idea
one gallon of my wine wouldnt bubble and ferment
so did i maybe put the yeast in bfor it was cool enough?
the batch that i still have going the water wasnt as hot when i mixed it all up
i dont have a hydrometer or any of that stuff(yes i know i should get one if im going to do this lol)
anyway the surviving gallon(i threw the rest out after i dropped it picking it up and losing half of it lol)is bubbling away
and looking good
hope i didnt babble too much and gave enough info
Boiling the sugar if not using potasium metabisulphit is required to kill any bacteria and wild yeast that may be in the sugar and water. Yes hot water will kill the yeast, also to much sugar will will do same. Most of these hillbilly recipes call for 3 cup of sugar wich is usually to much. It should be closer to 2 cup.
1 more thing everyone is going to say not to use the milk jug to use glass or better bottle that is NPT1 plastic. Buy a generic 1 gal bottle of apple juice from Kroger or Wal-Mart. Ive discovered that these are NPT1 plastic. But will fall in floor when racking if you dont watch them. Tried using 1 gal. plastic bottle 1 time. Never again. But to not spend a bunch of money they will work. And adding a little sugar the juice can be used to make wine. Juice is less than $4.00.
ty for the tips
and the ones that didn't start and frustrated me where in glass although they had more sugar and the water was hotter
the plastic jug was going great till it spilled all over the floor of my shed(you can imagine the smell of fermented yeast and sugar in there now)
anyway i have a half gallon of wine brewing lol which should have been 2 gallons but oh well i could have lost it all
looking into some better equipment and going to try again soon
again ty for the reply
I found it really hard to find glass 1 gallon jugs. Everything is plastic now-a-days
However: I did find three sources: My local Health Food store had organic applejuice (which ended up as an absolutely awesome apple wine btw), My local liquor store had gallon glass jugs of wine, and my local self-recycle area had a great selection..
yes thats the only thing i have seen lately in 1 gal jugs is the apple juice that says its organic in the health section. And thats getting hard to find
hello i need help what does yeast react when you put it in hot water
I hope I understood your question right.
When you mix yeast with hot water, some part of the yeast "consumes" the sugar in the mash that you've gotten. This is the glucose. As a result, it's converted into alcohol and carbon dioxide.
Source: alcohol fermentation
Menotyou, I hope you top off when you quit ferment. Too much air above the wine could cause some contamination
That was really NOT HELPFUL i wanted to know what happens if you add too hot water to the yeast
I am dissappointed and get a job
adding hot water to yeast yields hot wet yeast.
yeast needs sugars to start
To start yeast: I add a tsp of honey to 2 oz warm (95 degree) water. Add yeast and wait until it looks and smells happy. Hot water will kill the yeast. If you boiled the sugars, add ice or wait.
it is really hard to make wine but if you kill the yeast and add it int will never ferment because it is 'immune' just like your body would be to and other microbe........
It's mean=you kill the yeast
yeast is a plant not an animal or a person it is not bad to kill yeast
If you're on this site its probably bad to kill the yeast buddy this post is 3 years old so it's probably gonna fll on deaf ears.I've done the samething a few times it's an easy mistake.
Go to your local spring water supply company where they fill the 5 gallon jugs to load on trucks, go in there and ask if they have any 5 gallon glass bottles for sale, If your lucky they have a few laying around. The last time I got one was about 15 years ago and I got it for $20. Then go on ebay and get a rubber stopper and air lock for about $3. This setup works really well for making wine or what ever else you want to ferment just remember to leave headspace in the jug to allow for the foam head. You don't want to use any milk jugs because there's no real way to sanitize them and there is a chance there is still lacto virus in the jug from the milk. If you get a lacto virus infection in your wine it will turn into a big glob of gelatin like snot that will hardly even pour out of the jug and stink Like sour milk . Your always better to use good clean glass or go out and buy a new HDPE fermenter bucket with a lid, You can get a kit already made up for this at your local brew shop.
I just put hot water out of my Brita faucet, sugar then added yeast. Hot water from faucet isn't hot enough to kill my yeast is it?
If you get yeast too hot it will kill it. You only want the water to be slightly warm, no more than 80F. Temps of 90F or hotter will kill the yeast.