Saturday, 1 January 2011

Homemade Grape Wine without Yeast

Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. ~ Lord Alfred Tennyson

After my Ginger Wine post, I got requests for wine recipes that don’t require yeast as some folks are intolerant to yeast….Then I realized I had never posted my Grape wine recipe that doesn’t require yeast. I got this recipe from my mom’s sister and recently when I got hold of some dark grapes I made this wine. Always remember to select the best grapes for this wine and all the utensils used should be dry. So here I am ringing in the New Year with one of the best Homemade Grape Wine recipes I have...…



Homemade Grape Wine without Yeast

Ingredients:
Black Grapes -1kg
Sugar - 1.25 kg

Water - 4 liter

Cloves - 20 nos.

Method:
  • Boil the water and keep aside to cool.
  • Separate grapes from its stalks and wash the grapes well.
  • Wipe water from each grape very well with a clean cloth or kitchen towel.
  • In a big bharani / bottle add sugar and grapes; mash it very well with hand or potato masher.
  • Then add boiled and cooled water, stir well.
  • Tie the bottle with a clean cloth or close with lid little loose.
  • Stir this mixture every day for some time.
  • After 14 days, mash the grapes once again & strain through a cheese/ muslin cloth.
  • If the wine tastes sweeter you can add a little more boiled and cooled water to it.
  • Crush 20 cloves a little and tie this in a small piece of clean cloth.
  • Pour the wine in to a clean dry bottle.
  • Add 1 table spoon Vanilla Essence & cloves pouch in it.
  • Keep this again for 30 days untouched. After 30 days strain the wine again, bottle and use.
NOTE:

All the utensils & bottle should be clean & dry. If there is water the wine will become sour.
Don't fill the bottle to the brink. Always leave 1/4 bottle empty.





Wishing you all a New Year filled with new hope, new joy and new beginnings!!!

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46 comments:

  1. awesome colour. have been planning to make wine but dont know when I would gather the required courage.
    very Happy New Year to you.

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  2. wow superb color and thanks for sharing

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  3. Chechy, seriously, I think we are sisters from another mother :D LOL!

    Great minds DO think alike, but I thought in the yeasted way! :D

    Loved the colour of your wine!

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  4. Wishing you and family a happy and prosperous new year.Wow great looking grape wine..

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  5. Happy new year dear, wow, what a great color of your wine.

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  6. Looks delicious - best wishes for 2011!!

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  7. Hey, sounds like a lovely drink, but FYI since this could be a health issue for some folks - if you didn't boil the grapes to sterilize them, the drink still has yeast. All grapes grow it on their skins, naturally. In fact, that's how they used to make wine a long time ago before we had yeast packets from the store - they'd just crush the raw grapes and let their native yeast that lives on the skins do the fermenting into wine.

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  8. To add to what Anonymous said, even if you sterilize the grapes, there's still natural yeast in the air. Leaving the grape mixture out in the open for that long will let the yeast colonize it (or possibly other fungi and bacteria).

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  9. I guess I'm Anonymous #3. But regarding the two above Anonymouses (Anonymice?) grape juice won't become wine without yeast. Either yeast intentionally added, yeast on the grape skins, or wild yeast in the air. So there are only two possibilities with this method. 1: It ferments with yeast. 2: It doesn't ferment and isn't wine. 2a: It ferments with wild bacteria and gets all sorts of funky and sour flavors and aromas and won't be very palatable. (Or alcoholic.)

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  10. Wow...wonderful...I really miss the home made wine..have to start again making this , now you have inspired me ;-) Happy New year !!

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  11. Your wine looks really simple! can't wait to try it! the carrot whiskey seems really intriguing too!Thanks for sharing these :)

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  13. Hi Swapna!!
    This is my first attempt at making wine.I followed your instructions to the T,and this is the third day.Since you have not specified the storage conditions,I have kept it in our sitting room for ease of stirring everyday.(also kitchen will be too congested with the 'bharani' sitting on the counter top!)My friend who saw it today said that it should be kept in a dark place and left untouched.(or stirred at the most once in 5 days.)Now I am confused.How should it be stored?Should it be stirred daily,and if yes,then how long?Hope you will answer my query at the earliest since I'm a novice wine maker..

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  14. Hi Swapna!!
    After posting my comment above,I noticed that you are also in Kuwait!!Nice to know that!!So it will be easy to discuss with you matters like the ingredient availablity and climatic conditions that may affect the recipe :).keep up the good work!

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  15. Hi closeupsmile,
    You can store it any where as long as not in direct sunlight.... First 14 days you have to stir it every day for a couple of minutes... make sure to use clean and dry spoon to stir.... do let me know the out come :)...

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  16. Hi Swapna,
    I followed the steps as you said, just that i got a little tempted and took a dry spoon just to taste the wine, even though it was supposed to be left untouched sorry.Ive already added cloves and essence and its been 10 days. I fine the wine very strong would like to make it sweet, is it possible now. Would like to make it sweeter.Please reply awaiting eagerly.

    Regards
    Gayu

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  17. Hi Gayu,
    Are you sure that you want it sweeter? If so you can add sugar but no water.
    Regards,
    Swapna

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  18. Hi Swapna,
    I removed the lid this morning to add sugar and i noticed a white thin coating over the wine.The wine also had small maggots/worm like things. But the wine smelled beautiful. I immediately strained it with a muslin cloth and then tasted it , it tasted very nice. But im worried about the maggots. Can i still use the wine? I so badly wanted it to come out well. Really upset. Please advise.

    Regards
    Gayu

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  19. Hi Gayu,
    If it smelled and tasted nice it has obviously come out well... The white thin coating is fungus, which occasionally happens in which case all you need to do is strain it add a cup of alcohol to prevent recurrence... Though I have heard of it, I have never encountered worms before. As a prevention you should ensure that the bottle is sterilized, the grapes are very clean, no overflow occurs and all other items which come in contact with the wine while making are extremely clean. However, since you have noticed these worms I think it may be best to dispose of the wine and try making it again.

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  20. Hi swapna,
    Hats off u swapna... really i want to see ur face. u r really
    amazing. i thought to spend 1o mins on ur website.but i was spending more than 2hrs.im going to try ur grape wine and paneer curry recipe.May god bless u with a wonderful life.
    regards
    Priya

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  21. never thought...wine could be this easy....interesting...thanx a lot :)

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  22. Hi Swapna,
    Can i use immersion blender to mash grapes and sugar?
    I mashed them with my hands but couldnt get to blend them well, so i took a shortcut with the blender. Is it ok?

    Max

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    1. Hi Max,
      You have to be very careful that the seeds wont get mashed while using the blender.. otherwise it is completely ok to use a blender... do let me know how you turns out....

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  23. I'm using seedless black grapes. I'll be in touch again. Thank u very much for your blog. I LOVE IT !!!

    Regards,
    Max

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  24. Hi Swapna, its max again. I'm on 2nd day. And I don't see foams floating on top, Am I on the right track?
    My storage room temperature ranges from 24 - 28 degree celcius, is it ok?
    Please advice. Thank u.

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    1. Hi Max,
      Since this wine is without any yeast the fermentation process is also little slow... so don't worry... you are on the right track :)....

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  25. You have a great website that I have been referring to with regards to learning new recipes. Keep it up.
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  26. Hello Swapna.. One Q.. the water added to it.. is it 1:4? I usually make it with 1:1:1 - 1 Kg of grapes: 1 Liter of water : 1 kg of sugar.. I think my is much thicker :-)

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    1. Yes it's 1:4, 1 kg grapes and 4 liter water

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  27. oh ok I will try with this ratio. This time I had put "Chambakka" around 3 kg. I have poured 4.5 litre of water.. Do I need to add more water to it.. It is just 3 days over.. Please let me know...

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    1. Sorry, I am not sure, never made chambakka wine... I think you need to add at least 2 more liters of water.. But if you are following some recipe please do accordingly...

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    2. Anyways.. I made the ration to 1:3 .. let me see.. Today I am making rice wine... :-) Also final straining my "Nellikka" wine

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  28. Replies
    1. Check this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clove

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  29. What is your alcohol content(%)??????

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  30. Hi Swapna :-) What is alcohol % of your wine and is it possible to get alcohol without adding YEAST!!! please HELP

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  31. Hi swapna, I've enjoyed making your guava wine and and pine apple wine receipes, which were enjoyed heartily by my friends and relatives. Next il be trying the carrot wine, hope it turns out well.

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  32. hi swapna-ur wine recipes sound super- will try out for this christmas-but want to know sumthin-y do u add cloves for this wine

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  33. hi swapna-i have been seeing ur blog-very interesting recipes n innovative too-will try out ur rice wine this time--but i wud like to know is y do u use clove for this particular wine

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  34. hi swapna-ur wine recipes sound super- will try out for this christmas-but want to know sumthin-y do u add cloves for this wine

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    1. Cloves will give this wine a unique flavor :)

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  35. Hi, 2 months back i borough 2 lit bottle of home made wine, the person who sold it to me said its still under fermentation. Its still has raw smell and bubbles in it .. please suggest me what am i supposed to do with it , when i can i drink it and i want it little more sweater..

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    1. Hi Suganya, I am surprised they sold you unfermented wine not ready for consumption!!! You can add sugar if you wanted sweeter... And when it will be ready is depends upon the recipe they followed so it's better you ask the person you bought the wine from :)

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  36. I followed your steps..but I am using a plastic bottle in place of barhani and the same bottle to use it to keep it untouched for 1 month. Is it safe.

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  37. Hello Swapna, Thanks a lot for posting this wine recipe. After reading certain recipes to make wine i got motivated to try the same at my home. I got hold of a Bharani to try the wine recipe at home. I started the process to make wine 18 days back with about 900 grams of grapes( 1kg - wastage), 700 grams sugar, 8 grams of yeast and 1.7 liters of water. I decided on the quantity of the ingredients after reading multiple recipes. Though not sure if i am correct in my proportions. I was planning to filter the wine on this saturday(after 3 weeks from begining) or so. But in the meantime i got some doubts like 1) how do i know if the wine is ready or how much more time it needs, 2) i read somewhere that i need to add potassium-metabisulfite to wine to stop further fermentation otherwise mixture may turn into vinegar and 3) should more water be added now if you feel water quantity is less. I will be very thankful to you if you could give some guidance on these these doubts or priority as i might filter mixture on saturday.

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  38. Rum ozhikkanam ennu chilar parayunnu. Athu ozhikkano..?

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