How to Make Homemade Wine in a Mason Jar

By LeafTV Editor

Homemade wine can be made with just about any fruits you might have on hand or that are in season. You can also use unsweetened fruit juice concentrate in a pinch. With a little practice and experimentation, you can produce your own wine in a simple mason jar. Be sure to experiment with different fruits. Perfecting homemade wine is mostly trial and error.

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How To Make Homemade Wine In A Mason Jar

Place pureed fruit, lemon juice, sugar and yeast in a sterilized one-gallon glass container. Add water until it reaches one inch from the top. Stir and mix well.

Pour the mixture into four one-quart sterilized mason jars, filling them up to one inch from the top. Place a piece of food-safe plastic wrap over the mouth of each jar and secure with the jar band. Poke two or three holes in the stretched plastic wrap with a pin.

Put the mason jars in a roasting pan or other high-lipped pan, as the mixture may bubble and spill over during the fermentation process. Store the jars in a cool dark place for six to eight weeks.

Strain the wine through a few layers of cheesecloth in a strainer, being careful to avoid pouring out the residue from the bottom of the jars. Pour the strained wine into a set of clean mason jars.

Repeat the filtering process one more time. Place the sterilized lids and bands on the jars and close tightly.