1 Minute Wine Recipe

Most wine making guides really over-think the wine making process. They tell you to buy all kinds of equipment and additives that you don’t really need.

This tutorial is about stripping wine making down to the absolute bare minimum. It’s so simple that you can get going with just 5$ in equipment, and start a batch of wine in under a minute.

See Also: The 1:30 video version. (link opens in a new tab)


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Catching Grey Water in a 5 Gallon Bucket

5 gallon bucket sink

If like me you’ve ever wished that all that precious water didn’t just escape down the drain, you could try replacing your plumbing with a 5 gallon bucket!

This outdoor sink is made with some scrap wood and an old enamel kitchen sink and faucet.

Once the bucket is full, it’s splashed onto the garden, the lawn, into the radiator, wherever it’s needed.

By the way, 5 gallons in a lot of water. It’s exactly enough to take a thorough shower.

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Trash Can

Quick confession: since I live in Canada, nothing’s actually labelled as “5 gallons.” Also, the rumors you’ve heard about Canada are true – everything is in french.5 gallon trash bags

5 gallon trash can FAIL

I’ve gone my entire life without ever having an opinion about trash cans until now. We purchased this fancy-pants 5 gallon garbage can (don’t ask me why) and 50 5 gallon garbage bags. And this is what happened.

The bags don’t fit the can! Both are rated at exactly 21 liters so what’s going on!? Well it turns out you need to buy 8 gallon bags for this “5 gallon can.”

This isn’t the only problem we had with this 20$ can – which cost 20$ too much by the way. Since it’s wider on top than on bottom, every time we closed the door it fell over and spilled garbage all over the area underneath our sink. Thanks for that, Rubbermaid. Continue reading