4 years ago#1
Need advice
Guest

How soon can wine be drunk after it's begun to ferment?

I've made a few batches of different fruit wines and I taste them as I go along but then put them in the carboy. Is it okay to make a wine and drink it without putting it in a carboy though?

Some of my wines taste incredible right out of the primary and I'd like to keep some in the fridge to drink right away but I don't know if that's safe. Can anyone help me out here?

Thanks everyone for your advice.

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4 years ago#2
bob1
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Yes you can drink it, the yeast are supposed to be healthy for you to drink.
If this is the way you like wine buy some sorbate because it is not dry yet.

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4 years ago#3
Need advice
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What will the sorbate do at that early date? Do I have to use it before drinking the wine?

Thanks much

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4 years ago#4
bob1
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No its for latter. After you secoundary the wine it will dry out meaning there will be no sugar. At this point it will need some time before it taste good usually about 6 months. When you rack the wine your 3rd time for it to clear add sorbate with campden tabs this will not allow anymore yeast to grow so that you can add sugar to sweeten it back up.

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4 years ago#5
Need advice
Guest

I mean to drink it before even putting it in a carboy.

Is that safe? Do I have to use sorbate if I drink it immediately?

Thank you

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4 years ago#6
bob1
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I mean to drink it before even putting it in a carboy.

Yes you can

Do I have to use sorbate if I drink it immediately?


No
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4 years ago#7
Need advice
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Thank you bob.

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2 years ago#8
Brandon
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I also had this question, thanks guys

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1 year ago#9
guest
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This is not a safe practice. Best to filter your wine before drinking.
http://grist.org/list/go-extra-hyper-local-with-your- home-brew-by-making-beer-inside-your-belly/

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1 year ago#10
jade
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I think this link should have its own separate post. It is unbelievable!

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9 months ago#11
Windsor Shades Vineyards
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Really! I mean why not just buy wine and drink it. Wine making for me is to make a great tasting wine, and PATIENCE goes right along with that.

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2 months ago#12
Tired of Health n Safety ...
Guest

Spare us the hysterics.

It is perfectly safe.

Yeast is completely edible People have been drinking unfiltered wines and beers for thousands of years.

This "auto-brewery syndrome" is BS.

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2 months ago#13
Eric C
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It is perfectly safe but green wine usually gives you the runs. At least in my experience.

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2 months ago#14
bob1
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I don't know just seems if so beer would really get you. There is something about homemade beer not being filtered has something from the cereal that is hard to digest and gives you a little gas.

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