Let's talk about the freedom of Winemaking!Submitted by dexterszyd on Wed, 12/30/2009 - 01:39
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)
HEY!!!!! I AM TELLING YOU IT IS TIME TO MAKE WINE MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!
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!
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!