Have you tried to make your own alcohol such as wine or whiskey at home? It can be a lot of fun and may even lessen the amount of alcohol you drink. Learning the process that goes into creating different smells, tastes, and textures can be very interesting. It will also give you more appreciation for what you do drink.
6 Reasons Make Your Own Alcohol
Here are a few reasons you should invest in quality equipment, barrels for sale, great ingredients, and time when you start learning to make your own alcohol!
When you make your own alcohol, like whiskey and wine, it is a lot cheaper than buying in the shops – and it can often taste better too. The upfront costs of the materials might put some people off, but the amount you can make from wine or whiskey-making kit is more than you think. Each additional batch that you make can work out at mere dollars. You will also be able to make delicious mixed drinks at home with very little out of pocket, it is very much a win-win for you.
Once you have learned how to make your wine or whiskey, you can then start giving it as gifts for big occasions. If you often have dinner parties, you will never need to ask someone to pick up a bottle on the way. You will always have your own cask ready to go.
You already know all of the wine notes and will know what to serve with it, or you will know the potency of the whiskey and know exactly the right amount to serve.
A close friend of mine's husband brewed a ton of beer at home and gave it away for favors at their wedding. To this day, my husband always asks about his beer and when he can get a few more bottles or growlers. In my husband's words “Homemade just tastes better because it is not watered down like a lot of the beer that is found in the store nowadays.”
In order to make any alcohol, you need to follow a simple process. It is just like baking – there is a set amount of ingredients, time, temperatures, and steps. Following the kit's instructions, your buy or finding some tutorial online will give you all of the information that you need to make the exact beverage that you want—making it one of the most simple things that you can do.
When you go and buy wine from the store, you will always gravitate to the ones that you know the flavors of already; those are the safe options and make sense when you are spending money on it. When it comes to making your own, you can experiment with flavors. You can come up with your own unique blend and buy special labels: create Christmas specialties, summer crisp wines, and warm whiskeys to see you through the colder fall nights.
We all like to talk about our hobbies, but most of the time, hobbies are painting, reading, or writing. It is very rare that you come across someone who has a hobby making their own alcohol. You might be surprised at just how many people want to taste what you make and even buy a bottle or two.
You Get To Drink It
Of course, one of the biggest perks is just cooking or baking. You get to enjoy something that you have made. There is often nothing so satisfying as tasting something that you have spent time learning to make.
Even better than tasting what you have made is making notes and deciding what you will change or add next time in order to perfect the next batch!