Home wine making workshop held today August 1, 2018 by Marilyn OdnealWe had our Home Wine Making Workshop today. Dr. Karl Wilker and Todd Frye of the Home Brewery in Ozark gave the presentations. C. J. Odneal, Jeremy Emery, Makayla Vandiver and Karly Negus helped with the hands-on demonstrations and tour. The workshop begins with lecture and discussion with Todd Frye (left) and Dr. Karl Wilker. Demonstrations followed showing how grapes are processed through the stemmer-crusher. Makayla and Jeremy run the machine while C. J explains the workings of the machine. Some of the participants tried their hand at the job. The next step is transferring the crushed grapes to the press. The juice is then pressed. And pressed. And pressed. Dr. Wilker gets ready to rack the wine with a siphon hose. The group watches the process. A participant helps to get the last drop. Todd Frye and Dr. Wilker demonstrate the use of a hydrometer, a refractometer and a pH meter. C. J. shows the group the crush pad and explains how the grapes are brought from the field, de-stemmed and crushed, and then pressed. The group then toured the winery and tasted some of the MSU wines.