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My Wine Page
This page is a place to remember and share my own recipes, pics, links, info and other wine related things.

Red Simpson
Winneconne, WI
           

Depression Era Wine Recipes
My childhood neighbor was a winemaker and his widow gave me his recipe book when I was about 10 years old.   My parents hid it from me for obvious reasons.  I recently came across it while moving my parents from their house.   I scanned the little book  and you can read it by clicking the title.   These were "all natural" wines - some barely done fermenting before they were bottled and consumed.


Dragon's
                  Blood
A spread sheet for calculating ABV.

Begin by putting your  starting  and finished SG (specific gravity) without decimal points in the highlighted cells.  Example - initial SG is 1.090 and your finished SG is .990 - you would input 1090 and 990 in the designated cells.
 
Then input the volume in OUNCES. 
Example - You have 5.5 gallons after racking and measuring SG.
5.5 X 128 (ounces in 1 gal) = 704 ounces

Then input the volume of your liquid sweetener - syrup, juice, etc. in ounces.
Example - 6 cans of 12 oz juice concentrate = 72 ounces.

The result is new ABV % after backsweetening.

The spreadsheet is in Libre open source format.

Calculating Wine ABV

This link is in Excel format (.xls)
Calculating Wine ABV%





Table to convert cups to ounces or ml and more. 
   In .pdf format




Bottling Chart
Shows the number of bottles you can expect to get from a quantity of wine. 

Carboy Volume

Mililiters

US fl oz

Gal ~ Qt ~ Pt. ~ oz.

Bottles of wine 750 ml

4 liters

4000 ml

135.26 fl oz

1 gal + 7 oz.

5.33

1.5 liters

1500 ml

50.72

1 qt + 1 pt. + 2 oz.

2

3 gallons

11356.23

384

12 qt

15.14

2.5 gallons

9463.53

320

10 qt

12.6

2 gallons

7570.82

256

8 qt

10.09

1.25 gallons

4731.76

160

5 qt

6.3

1 gallon

3785.41

128

4 qt

5.04

1 quart

950 ml

32

2 pt.

1.26

1 pint

473 ml

16

2 cups

.63 or 1.45 375 ml bottles

   

Most of the wines in made in 2018
(Not shown due to having been consumed - Dragon's Blood & Apple #1)Most of the wines made I
                  in 2018, bottled in 2019
 L to R
Apple - Special Velma Edition, Red Raspberry, Apple Mint, Rhubarb, Lemongrass-Ginger, Sweet Cherry & Strawberry,
Black & Red Raspberry, Chocolate Raspberry,  Pink Reliance Grape, Cranberry, Black Raspberry and Apple Cinnamon.



Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever. - Aristophanes




More to come later