4 years ago #1
Need advice
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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
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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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1 year 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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7 months ago #12
Tired of Health n Safety ...
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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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7 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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7 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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1 month ago #15
ray
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I've made 3 batches of basic sugar wine and 1 batch of wine using strawberry soda with sugar added. I waited until the airlock bubbled once every minute then I siphoned the wines into another container. Every batch I've made so far will get me drunk but it makes my stomach hurt every time. Do you have any idea what I've been doing wrong?

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1 month ago #16
Eric C
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Young wine has trapped gases in it that can upset your stomach.It also will affect the flavor and bouquet. The hardest part for newbies is to exercise patients but having patience and letting your wine mature is the difference between rot gut and an excellent wine(don't think you can get to excellent using sugar and soda). I suggest buying a few cans of concentrate(make sure 100%juice)and using them for your base. I prefer fresh fruit but have made excellent wines using concentrate especially old orchard berry blend. The reason I say concentrate is it's a lil easier and cheaper then fresh fruit and if your making sugar wine I assume that's what your aiming for(wine on the cheap and easy). I wouldn't recommend drinking wine younger then 4 months from start to finish. You can degass wine by stirring out the gasses but I've found in my experience that time is the best degasser.

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1 month ago #17
bob1
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Lots of folks complain of drinking young beer or wine upsetting their stomachs or the other lower extremities. I always have a glass of mine when I rack and never have no problems. But then again I eat just about everything everyone else complains about. I love food and drink so glad I got an iron stomach.

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1 month ago #18
Claus
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In eastern europe we drink some of the must after 4-7 days of fermentation, without killing the yeast or clearing it. It's called the "first wine" or "turbid wine". It's sweet and healthy, although it might upset your intestines if you have too much. These days people are obsessed with sterility, but I'm telling you this is an ancient practice and noone died from it.
It is yrue that yeast might colonize the GI tract in immunocomprcomised people, though it isn't brewer's yeast, but a diffrent species: Candida albicans.
Brewers yeast is actually healthy. Read: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/ brewers-yeast

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