Thursday, December 30, 2010

Easy Dandelion Wine

I remember when I was a teen, I was given the chance to taste dandelion wine. I remember my first taste of the pleasant tartness and familiar smell. Since then i have enjoyed the taste many times over and have learned that its simple to make dandelion wine.

Step 1. Collect a gallon of dandelion blossoms

Step 2. Rinse blossoms in water to remove debris and bugs.

Step 3. Press blossoms into a 2 gallon container.

Step 4. Pour a gallon of boiling water over them and let set for 3-7 days. 7 days being best.

Step 5. Strain through a cheese cloth, squeezing all liquid from them. Maintain the liquid compost the flowers

Step 6. Add the Juice and thinly slice rind and pulp of 3 lemons and 3 oranges.

Step 7. Stir in 3 lbs of sugar and 1 oz of brewers yeast.

Step 8. Cover with cloth and let stand for 3 weeks to ferment. You could also use a container with a relief value on it as used in making alcoholic beverages.

Step 9. After bubbling stops, Strain and bottle tightly.

Step 10. Enjoy your very own, you made it yourself Dandelion wine.

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