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What are the most common mistakes for the beginning wine maker?

Here are the tips to be successful in making your first batch:
1. Use a fruit or juice which works well with starting out with making wine (apple, pear, orange)
2. Sterilize everything and do it thoroughly. Use a complete cleanser and sanitizer like OneStep.
3. Keep things simple and keep a record of what you’ve tried to identify what works and what does not.
4. Follow the instructions and make sure you don’t accidentally expose your juice to contaminants during fermentation periods.

Will it be more expensive to make my own wine than to just buy it from the store?

Initially yes, because there is an outlay for equipment and the process of learning and experimentation.  However, over time you can produce wine and save money.  The big question or concern is if you are a true connoisseur you may never be quite happy with what you can achieve at home, vs. purchasing a quality vintners product

What do I need to do to ensure good results?

1. Make sure that you understand the science and not just the art.
2. Start with good quality fruit or juice.
3. Try to understand and do research on the potential of the fruit or juice you are using.
4. Make sure you are measuring properly (pH, acid, etc.) to ensure a great outcome.
5. Make sure you store your wine for fermentation in a cool and dark location.

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