mon, sep 7, 20
fruit wines, easy, summer
1 gallon container or bottle
1 large pot
fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth
1 brewsy bag
4 pounds of ripe plums
approximately 2 pounds of sugar
3 cups of water (or more, if needed)
1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice (optional)
pit your plums and dice into small cubes.
add plums to your pot, along with your sugar, water, and lemon juice.
boil and mash plums until all sugar is dissolved.
strain before moving to gallon container and let sit for about 15 minutes to reach room temperature.
add brewsy bag.
apply the airlock and leave the container somewhere dark and warm (75-77°F is best) for 3 days.
move to the fridge for 48 hours.
after 48 hours in the fridge, pour wine off the sediment that has gathered in the bottom of the bottle (best to pour into an extra empty bottle or large bowl, rinse out the original bottle, and then return wine to newly rinsed bottle).
store your wine in the fridge to keep chilled and fresh.