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Let's talk about the freedom of Winemaking!

Just digging up some old posts....way back when gold was $1100.00 an once, seems like yesterday.

My Friends and Family of the Daily Paul

Times are getting tough and we all know this. Gold is about $1100.00 an oz. The stock market is a crap shoot and we can't count on job security.

I have thought long and hard about a society where bartering is the new economy due to the destruction of the dollar.

With that being said I have taken up fermenting wine and brewing beer. I have a nice little lot aging out in the cellar right now.

My thought is if we need a commodity ...say like...zucchini seeds, I could trade up a bottle of Dexterszyd Red for a handful of seeds.


If I need a few hundred 9mm rounds, I could trade you a few bottles of DexterSzyd Viognier White


If I might need to purchase a new house, I might trade you some Michigan Peach Wine or my special Dexterszyd Mountain Blackberry wine aged in the secondary fermentor over 2 years and made with local honey instead of sugar

Now that's what I'm talkin about....

Making wine is easy. It is a small investment with big return if you are patient.

Think about it. If you invest $150.00 in a wine making kit (Primary Fermentor, Secondary Fermentor, Brushes, tubes, Hydrometer, rubber stoppers and airlocks)add the wine concentrate (75.00) and (45.00) per 30 bottles. Your cost per bottle of wine on the first go around is $9.00 per bottle.

The second time you make it (assuming you buy concentrate and new bottles) is $4.00 per bottle.

I have even refined it to picking my own berries and fruit and estimate after spending $.99 on a pack of yeast, $8.00 on tannin ,fruit pectin enzyme, and yeast energizer; reusing bottles (sterilized) from the local wine cellar, purchasing pure cane or honey for about $6.00 that my cost is $1.00 per bottle (30 bottles)


Here is an upload of me as a virgin wine maker. It takes practice and time but it is very easy once you get the hang of it.

This is the new economy!

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part 8

part 9

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part 11

part 12

I did not film the bottling but will on my nest batch so you can see me bottle an cork.

I also will be back to demonstrate the art of brewing beer.

We all need to learn skills for the new economy and should start as soon as possible. If it is farming, building, or vintering it does not matter.

I implore you to find a skill or hobby that will be useful in the new barter economy and refine it!

It is a fore gone conclusion that the dollar will collapse and we will all need to be productive and create value to our society.

With Brotherly love!


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Thanks for the post. I will

Thanks for the post. I will have to pass this along to my dad. He just recently made a batch of plum wine and bottled it up for Christmas presents. It came out really good and really strong.

Timely Post

I too was picking out new skills to learn in the new year and decided to pick wine making as one of them, for the same reasons as yourself :-)

I've only just started my research, but I'll make sure to go through your videos.

They are all short quick clips.

You'll breeze right through

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

As you can see

I will not have a need for hair coloring but perhaps I can do a 3 way trade of some sort?

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Year after next....

I wanna make beer.

Not kit beer but real beer... I want to malt my own barley.

As in soak it on the floor for ten days and then kiln it malting... heh.

I see this as a disaster of epic porportions, but I'm going to have a blast with it.

So I agree with you... but will trade you some rock-maple smoked elk (or pike!) for a dozen or so hop root from a female vine... :)

~Live life to its fullest, with an open heart, open arms and most important... an open mind~

A few recommendations

Malting can be a tricky thing. I'd suggest you begin by malting your barley as color malts and not base malts.

Its far easier to make malt for color/flavor than for the base malt needed for the bulk of your sugars. You do not need to be as concerned about temperature and length of roasting time with color malts.

It is also more complicated to malt the amount needed for the base malt for the typical recipe than for the the typical amounts used for color/flavor.

I think its great you want to try your hand at malting. I just suggest you use a commercial base malt and then use your home malt for color and flavor.

You might also want to try your hand at growing hops. Its very easy and can add fun dimensions to your beer.


That's intense.
The smoked elk sounds awesome.
I need to keep your contact and just may take you up on that one

For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

I like your shirt

I like your shirt

I like your thinking...

and bookmarked this for further review once I'm done writing...

I live in the wine country of Napa now and know that at some point I would love to make my own wine.

Thanks for sharing...


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