Goddess DIY

Homemade Wine From Grapejuice
(You must be 21 to do this recipe)

First off I put this in "Do It Yourself" section instead of the recipes because this is an experiment project and adjustments may need to be made depending on the final outcome. This is a very simple recipe so here we go!

First you buy your Grape Juice and buy 100% juice. For the 3 gallons I will be doing today I
used 6 or these bottles.

Next you need the containers you will be
fermenting them your wine in and I have
choose these 1 gallon wine jugs with caps.
Fill 3/4's of the way with juice.

Next you need to add 20% of sugar to the
equal of your juice. For 1 gallan I used 2
cups. After you have added sugar shake
well to disolve sugar.

Next add your yeast. You can buy wine
makers yeast but for this I am using bread
yeast. I divided 1 packet between 3 gallons
of wine. Cap and shake 1 time.

Next put ballons over the opening of the
jug. This will breath during the fermentation

Next place the jugs in a cool dark place. I used
this tote in a cool room.
Caution ballons may burst 
So what I did was just laid the lid over the top. I did not secure it tight as to let air flow thru and
also incase ballons push on the top.

Ferment for 14 days.

After 14 days strain the wine to remove yeast and any particles and place wine back in the containers with caps lightly secured this time not ballons.

Place back in a cool dark place for 1 month. After 1 month the wine should be ready to drink.

Total Cost for 3 Gallons of Wine $9.75 

Check back in 44 days and I will let you know how it tastes!


Well my Goddess wine was a bit too sweet for my taste so I know now that I can use less sugar. What I did do with this is I mix it half and half with club soda and it really tastes great and it does pack a punch!

Make Your Own Insecticide

Pepper Spray – great for ants and other small pests
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup chopped hot peppers
Mix together and let stand 15 to 30 minutes. Strain with mesh strainer to remove the peppers and put into a spray bottle. Spray around plants, being careful not to spray directly on the foliage.

Minty Soap Spray – spray right on the ants
  • 1 tablespoon Dr. Bronner’s mint soap
  • ½ gallon water
Mix together in sprayer. Use freely on ants.

Garlic Spray – general insecticide
  • ¼ cup chopped garlic
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons mineral oil
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons dish soap
Soak the garlic in the mineral oil and let sit overnight. Mix the water and dish soap into the garlic mixture. Strain and store in a glass container away from light. Put into sprayer and spray on garden plants. Must be eaten to be effective on your pests.

Nicotine Spray – use on scale and mealy bugs
  • 30 cigarette butts, minus the filters
  • 1 gallon water
Soak the butts in the water for a week or more. Strain and pour into spray bottles. Spray on scale and mealy bugs.

Red Pepper, Garlic, and Onion Spray – general pesticide and caterpillar spray
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 large onion, unpeeled, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper
  • 1 ½ quarts water
Mix all ingredients in large pan, place on stove, and bring to a boil. Simmer 20 minutes. Cool mixture, pour into a jar, seal and let stand six weeks. To use mix 1 tablespoon of this mixture with a pint of water and a tablespoon of dish soap. Pour into sprayer and spray on plants and caterpillars.
NOTE: Do not allow this to come in contact with skin or eyes.

1 comment:

NoobPrepper said...

If u use a pin to poke a small hole in each balloon they will not pop if the pressure gets too much :)