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What is Wine Must?

Wine must is made from fresh or frozen crushed grapes and contains the skins, seeds, and stems of the fruit. When you purchase frozen grapes, the best-frozen wine must has been destemmed. Destemmed meaning that the grapes have been put through a machine that removes the stems from the fruit.  Buy frozen grapes or wine grapes online that have been subject to frozen in this manner. Frozen must is generally good for many years if kept at proper temperatures.

How to make wine from frozen grapes?

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Why Buy Frozen Wine Grapes Must?

You may be wondering why should I buy frozen grapes or wine grapes that have been subject to freezing temperatures. Will wine must make good wine? The answer is a resounding YES! The short truth of the matter is that freezing grapes does not change the fundamental nature of the product you are trying to create. Wine must after it has been thawed from the frozen grapes is a viable base product used to make wine by many thousands and thousands of people around the world. Freezing wine grapes just puts the must into a suspended state for later use.

There are many publications and videos dedicated to the subject of “How to make wine from grapes” and specifically “How to make wine from grape juice” or “How to make wine from frozen grapes”. Some of these links are below:

How to make wine from frozen grapes?

Using wine from wine sources like Grapesforwine.com or Brehm frozen grapes has been proven to not harm the nature of the wine you are trying to produce. In fact, the crushing, destemming process takes place the same day as the grapes are picked and frozen. Remember, you need to cold soak red wine grapes in most cases anyway.

Keep in mind a distinction to be made that frozen grape must is not ice wine, it is a base product used to make wine but buying this product is not illegal in most jurisdictions. that although it is illegal.

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Our customers come from all over looking for wine grape juice for sale in states like Washington, California, Oregon, and all the way to the midwest, states like Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island. Don’t let the weather and lack of vineyards around you discourage you. We can ship machine picked, hand-picked and also frozen in any quantity you would like.

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Where can I buy unfermented grape must?

At Grapesforwine.com we offer the highest quality unfermented grape must bulk anywhere in the world. We offer grapes from award-winning vineyards located in California. If you have any grapes you would like to offer through our network, please send us a message through our contact us page.

We process our grapes the same day they are picked and freeze them in commercial freezers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We ship worldwide but many of our customers are located all over the United States where they don’t have regular access to high-quality wine grapes. This is why buying from Grapesforwine.com is such a great alternative because we ship you the very best anytime you want.

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Our customers come from all over looking for wine grape juice for sale in states like Washington, California, Oregon, and all the way to the midwest, states like Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island. Don’t let the weather and lack of vineyards around you discourage you. We can ship machine picked, hand-picked and also frozen in any quantity you would like.

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How to Make Wine from Frozen Grape Must?

Watch the video below posted by Midwest Supplies on how to make wine using frozen grape must.

Equipment Checklist:

  • One food-grade-quality plastic bucket and lid to serve as the primary fermentation vat
  • Glass jugs to use as secondary fermentation containers
  • A funnel that fits into the mouth of the glass bottles
  • Airlocks (fermentation traps)
  • A rubber cork (or bung) to fit into the secondary fermentation container
  • Large straining bag of nylon mesh
  • About 6 feet of clear half-inch plastic tubing
  • Wine bottles (you will need at least 5 bottles per gallon of wine)
  • Number 9-size, pre-sanitized corks
  • Hand corker (ask about renting these from the wine supply store)
  • A hydrometer or Brix tester to measure sugar levels

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How to Receive Frozen Wine Grape Must Pails

Very rarely a frozen wine grape pail will be imploded during the transportation process. This is largely due to thawing time, ship time, or sometimes the shipper handling. The pail may appear to be dented partially. Almost always there is no issue with the frozen grapes must inside. The lids are sealed in FDA compliant containers and should not have any air penetrating them until you open them. However, see below if you notice an issue:

What to do if your pail is dented?

 

Never leave frozen pails upside down. Always have them with the lid on top. Pails that appear swollen, cracked, or leaking gas are probably not usable. Once you receive shipments, you should immediately inspect the packaging and note the condition with the shipper or delivery person.  It is extremely important that you notify Grapesforwine.com about the condition of the package as well as notify the shipping company (i.e. UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.) this is to protect your order and for a timely claims process should one be required.

The pails can also be used as a wine must crushing tub, but not if there is any physical damage to it causing the product to leak or having been exposed early to the elements prior to the lid being removed.

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Our customers come from all over looking for wine grape juice for sale in states like Washington, California, Oregon, and all the way to the midwest, states like Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island. Don’t let the weather and lack of vineyards around you discourage you. We can ship machine picked, hand-picked and also frozen in any quantity you would like.

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What is the best wine making yeast?

The yeast packs we sell at Grapesforewine.com are selected from a wide range of products. We sell a yeast pack from Brehm that contains all of the best yeasts we feel are necessary for red wines to develop properly. You can select any wine yeast kits you would like, these are just the simplest off the shelf kits we supply.

Additive Ingredient Pack for Frozen Grape Must Fruit (Reds)

We want you to pick the best yeast that suites your needs. However, in order to help you get going, we offer this ingredient kit to use with our 5-gallon must pails.

Additive Pack includes:

  • (1) Packet Go-Ferm – Yeast nutrients during yeast rehydration
  • (1) Packet Fermaid K – Nutrients during fermentation
  • (1) Packet Lallzyme EX – Helps increase the color intensity and stability, greater mouthfeel, and enhanced fruity, floral, spicy flavors
  • (1) Packet Opti-Red – Promotes improvements in body, color stability, and mouthfeel
  • (1) Packet FT Rouge – Structured, enological tannin to increase structure and mouthfeel, color stabilization, stability, anti-oxidative qualities, and overall complexity

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Our customers come from all over looking for wine grape juice for sale in states like Washington, California, Oregon, and all the way to the midwest, states like Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island. Don’t let the weather and lack of vineyards around you discourage you. We can ship machine picked, hand-picked and also frozen in any quantity you would like.

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What is Malolactic Culture Bacteria Malolactic Fermentation or MLF?

As a rule of thumb, malolactic bacteria cultures are added to wine must or wine in order to convert the harsher malic acid to softer lactic acid. This process is known as Malolactic Fermentation or MLF. This addition into the wine (aka inoculation) can be performed at the same time as alcoholic fermentation or sometimes once alcoholic fermentation has been completed.

Additionally, you can also add it with the yeast and this will complete approximately one week after alcoholic fermentation. Concurrent MLF is recommended when there is almost no chance of “Stuck” alcoholic fermentations, please consult us for help if you are unsure. Concurrent MLF is a much quicker process also but it can also get you stuck with a bad mix if you don’t follow instructions or guess the additives incorrectly.

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If MLF is performed after alcoholic fermentation, this will usually take 6-8 weeks and must have a minimum temperature of 62°F during the entire process.

The four parameters to keep in mind when choosing the correct ML strain are SO2 levels, pH, alcohol level, and temperature. For this reason, if you do not know which strain to choose, please call or email us. We recommend getting your must or wine tested (which we provide in house) prior to choosing your MLF strain.

Our customers come from all over looking for wine grape juice for sale in states like Washington, California, Oregon, and all the way to the midwest, states like Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island. Don’t let the weather and lack of vineyards around you discourage you. We can ship machine picked, hand-picked and also frozen in any quantity you would like.