The speaker is a 79-year-old White man with a college education from Crystal City, Texas; he was recorded in 1967.
|Inf: To make wine you, either grapes or agarita berries, or whatever you wanna make it out of, get you a keg, five-gallon, or ten-gallon, twenty. Put about three inches of clean straw. You wan-, get oak straw, but wash it first, put it in the bottom. Then just above the straw, put a hole in there with a little spicket on there, that???s to drain, drain the dregs off with, off the can. And get it all fixed. Put a layer of grapes or a layer of berries and then a layer of sugar, and on up to the top. Cover it up so a rat won???t fall in there or any flies. [Cough]
FW: What???s that straw for? [Inf: Huh?] What???s the straw for?
Inf: Uh, the straw is to uh, it kinda fill up and comes from I guess when you, when you draw it out, that???ll be solid, kinda solid and then there won???t be any wine down there, I guess, to leave in the barrel. That???s what that???s for [FW: I see]. And uh, put it in the barn, in a dark place. Better to put it in the barn so that if the preacher comes around, he won???t smell it. [Cough]
Inf: [Laughter] Okay, how long do you leave it out there?
Inf: Well, from six weeks to maybe two months. You slip out there on a clear day and then turn that spicket and taste it to see how it???s making. But when you put this in there, I forgot to tell you, always do it on a clear day. And when you are, and when you bottle your wine, do it on a clear day. If you don???t, your wine???ll be cloudy. If you make it on a clear day, it???ll be pretty and clear. Just hold it up in a bottle between you and the sun and it???ll just sparkle.