I've made this in the past. I made the mistake of using the artificially sweetened juice concentrate plus the four cups of sugar. Let's just say that I had 17% alcohol by volume. Normal wine is around 12% I think. Anyway, I wanted to say NEVER use plastic bottles. They can explode. Did that making mead once, and my parents thought someone was shooting a gun in the house. Live and learn.
Ive made this wine countless times and it turns out differnt every time. Always extremely good though. To the one that popped their balloon, umm duh. Just buy an airlock. Simple and fun to make your own wine. Give it a shot!
My husband and I tried this recipe. It calls for way too much yeast, which we found out the hard way. The very first night it exploded (popped) the ballon. made for a really big mess. next time we try this resipe we would NOT use the 2-1/2 oz of yeast it calls for. I would say no more than 1/4 to 1/2 oz would due.
Joan-Anola, Manitoba, Canada I made this wine, It turned out well. The only things I did differently were to use carboy with a fermentation lock instead of a balloon and a week before I bottled it I strained it through coffee filter and put it back in the carboy and added a clarifier. When I bottled a week later =I strained it again