I'm cross posting this to get the widest possible audience. Sorry if that offends. I'm thinking about making some wine and want to do it the easiest and least expensive way. Can it be done without buying anything? I should preface this by saying this will not be drinking wine, but cooking wine. So I don't think the quality matters as much. Here is what goodoldreb posted before: Wine! Boil them with enough water to cover them good till they are soft, put in clean churn or other large container,add sugar,about 1 1/2 lbs per gallon put in a couple of packs of yeast and stir then cover. After about 10-14 days,strain through a couple of layers of cheese cloth to get out seeds, pulp etc. Taste, sweeten if necessary, then after about another 2 weeks strain again,taste more sugar can be added but you'll have to leave in churn. If ok put in jars don't fill completely up & leave lids a little loose for a few days.then tighten lids put in dark place (basement,cellar etc.) if you do it now it will be good for the holidays. Good luck! GOR. My question is can you do this in a five gallon bucket? Do you just cover with cheesecloth in each step until putting in jars? Can these be canning jars? Do the lids have to be new?