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Dandelion Wine Recipe

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

 
 
 
 
 
 
Spring is just about 8 weeks away and soon yards will be sprouting those little yellow flowers.  A great solution to the dandelion problem is to make wine with them.  This recipe was taking from "Making Wild Wines and Meads" and will make a 1 gallon batch.
 
6 cups dandelion petals
 
2 pounds sugar
 
1 pound light raisins
 
1 tablespoon acid blend
 
1 campden tablet
 
1 pack wine yeast
 
1 teaspoon yeast nutrient
 
1 1/2 cups orange juice
 
1 teaspoon pectin enzyme
 
Wash and prepare dandelion petals.  Place them and sugar, raisins and acid blend into fermenter.  Bring 1 gallon of water to a boil and pour it into the mixture.  Add a campden tablet and let the mixture sit for 24 hours.
 
Add pectin enzyme and yeast and allow to ferment for 3 days.  Then rack over and allow to finish fermenting.  This should take about 3 months.  Rack 1 more time and allow to clear.  Then bottle.
 
Should be ready for sampling in about 6 months.
 

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