Make certain all equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sterilized.
Remember, the ingredients given above are for a one gallon batch of the country wine recipe. For larger volumes increase all of the ingredients proportionally, except the yeast. As a guideline, we have included the amounts for a batch of 23 liters in brackets of the country wine recipe.
Use only undamaged ripe fruit or berries. For better juice extraction from the fruit or berry, freeze them for a couple of months prior to crushing.
Adjust the amount of sugar in this country wine recipe to achieve the alcohol level that you want. to help with this, you can use a hydrometer to test the specific gravity (SG) of the must/wine. I find it helps to record the hydrometer’s SG reading at each stage so that you get a feel for how the country wine is progressing.