6 years ago #1
MeNotYou
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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

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6 years ago #2
bob1
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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.

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6 years ago #3
bob1
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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.

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6 years ago #4
MeNotYou
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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

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5 years ago #5
AppleJack
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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..

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5 years ago #6
bob1
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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

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4 years ago #7
whats up
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hello i need help what does yeast react when you put it in hot water

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4 years ago #8
bob1
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what???????

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4 years ago #9
GermWobbles
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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

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4 years ago #10
sandy122
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Menotyou, I hope you top off when you quit ferment. Too much air above the wine could cause some contamination

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2 years ago #11
Naughty
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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

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2 years ago #12
homebrewer
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adding hot water to yeast yields hot wet yeast.

yeast needs sugars to start

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2 years ago #13
homebrewer
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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.

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1 year ago #14
lolly
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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........

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1 year ago #15
sepirit
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It's mean=you kill the yeast

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1 year ago #16
anomiss
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yeast is a plant not an animal or a person it is not bad to kill yeast

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1 year ago #17
Eric C
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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.

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1 year ago #18
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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.

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1 year ago #19
georgiamoon
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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?

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1 year ago #20
thomasedwin
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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.

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6 months ago #21
For real
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They sell wine at fda standards for $4 a bottle

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6 months ago #22
thomasedwin
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Yeast is a type of fungus or mold. It is a living thing. When you buy dry active yeast, it is nothing more than a dried up powdered fungus that reproduces it's self when it has a nice warm place and food to eat. Sugar is it's main food source and it also needs moisture to reproduce so when you mix some fermentable sugar like cane, corn or fruit sugar with some warm water and add powdered yeast the dry yeast absorbs the water and wakes up and then starts eating the sugar for food to reproduce it's self. The yeast uses enzymes to metabolize the sugar into proteins and then uses theses proteins to make more yeast cells when this happens the yeast produce waist, This waist is alcohol and carbon dioxide. The yeast will eat as much sugar as it can until there is no more sugar left to eat or until there is so much alcohol in the water that it poisons the yeast so that it either dies off or goes dormant and falls to the bottom of the container. This is how beer, wine and other alcoholic drinks are made. There are probably more than a thousand different breeds of yeast that produce alcohol. as long as the yeast has a warm place, moisture and food it will do it's job of making alcohol. If it gets too cold it will go dormant and if it gets too hot it will die, keep it in the middle and it makes alcohol.

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