Homemade Dandelion Wine Homebrewing Recipe is delicious, simple to make and actually good for your kidneys.
Never spray poisonous chemicals such as Round-Up on your front or backyard. Every plant you may have once thought was a weed….. has a purpose. Mother Nature never makes a mistake – those weeds in your yard are either food or medicine. In this case, Food !
The article and homebrew recipe for a simply unique dandelion wine that was designed to make it easy for anyone with a sense of adventure and the love for a good wine. The ingredients and complete instructions are included in the article to make it very easy for anyone to make their own wine from something they probably have growing in their yard throughout the summer months.
All of the information is presented in a way that makes it really easy to read and follow.
Ingredients and Tools:
2 packages of Baker’s Yeast – Red Star HOZQ8-529 Premier Blanc Wine Yeast, 5 g, Yellow (Pack of 11)
2 and 1/2 cups sugar
1 quart dandelions
1 thinly sliced lemon
1 thinly sliced orange
Glass Jug – Glass Wine Fermenter Includes Rubber Stopper and Airlock, 1 gallon Capacity
Airlock Vent – Twin Bubble Airlock and Carboy Bung (Pack of 2)
There are tons of dandelions in your front or backyard.
1. Collect 1 quart of dandelion blossoms. They need to be blooming, not the buds, but do not have to be right at their peak.
2. Wash them, and clear out any stray bits of stems, grass, and bugs. Leaving the green part of the flower head on may result in a slightly bitter wine. So don’t !
3. Mix ingredients…
4. Place in dark place (i.e. kitchen cupboard) for 3 weeks.
5. Using cheesecloth, pour contents into clean bowl, straining out all flowers and fruit parts. Return liquid to jar. Sample wine. (It could be drunk this week, but better to wait.)
6. Wait another 3 weeks. Wine should be ready. Or, strain again, such as through a coffee filter, to get all sediment out.
7.Extra instructions you will need: – You need to vent the wine.
Without doubt you need an airlock on that container. As soon as the yeast start eating the sugar they will be creating more gas than alcohol. If that lid is on there tight, the jar WILL explode. At the very least you will have a good mess to clean up and your “brew” will be lost.
The most common is an airlock fit to a rubber bung (food grade rubber) that will attach to a 1 gallon glass jug. You will only spend a couple of dollars to get going this way and everything can be reused for years to come.
And don’t use a balloon. For one thing, they are cheap rubber or latex. It WILL taint the wine with a nasty taste. Balloons are also useless in the sense that they won’t protect the wine from oxygen.
Once the must (your mixture before it becomes wine) starts fermenting the sugar (after a day or so) you don’t want oxygen coming into contact with your soon to be wine. Oxygen, when in contact with the wine will oxidize it. Oxidized wine develops a funny musty odor/taste.
Again, for the pocket change you’ll spend on an airlock, you won’t be sorry.
Tip: Granny said that it can last on the shelf, if well-sealed, for several years.
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